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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Gloucester Rugby show off their tricks and talent at training

Gloucester Rugby show off their tricks and talent at training

Just as the hype surrounding the All Blacks tricks at training videos has died down a little, out comes another one, from a different team, that is sure to get you scratching your head while asking the question, 'How did they do that?'

There's an obvious answer of course, but we wouldn't want to take away too much from this latest offering from Gloucester Rugby, which serves as not only a bit of fun, but a nice way to market their main club sponsor, Jewson.

Teaming up for yet another in the viral video contenders for the year, Jewson and Gloucester produced this short film to show some of the fun and unbelievable talent that is on display behind the scenes, at a laid back training session at Kingsholm.

Narrated by Mike Tindall, it also features James Simpson-Daniel, Henry Trinder, Freddie Burns, and Charlie Sharples, as they make the exceptional look easy in a few minutes of footage that it's got to be said, it pretty good to watch.

"This was a really enjoyable project and one that we were pleased to be involved in. We hope it entertains not only our supporters but rugby fans and sports fans as a whole," said Pete Grzonka, Head of Sales and Marketing at Gloucester Rugby.

So while it's not an incredibly original concept, it is good fun and although in the back of your mind you know that there's some serious video editing that has taken place, it's done well and is almost believable. Check this out.

Also, have a browse through the related links for previous viral hits along the same lines.

Time: 02:30

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:54 pm | View Comments (46)

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Anonymous May 25, 2011 9:12 pm


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hayeder May 25, 2011 9:20 pm

His says reem, bad news....

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Anonymous May 25, 2011 9:21 pm

why do clubs keep doing these? They're utter crap or 'fake and gay' as the meme goes.

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Anonymous May 25, 2011 9:41 pm

they make them so that some people can take them really seriously and complain about them....... its just a bit of fun negatron

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Buzz Killington May 25, 2011 9:52 pm

blah blah not real rugby blah blah
I dont love anybody and no one loves me.

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rem May 25, 2011 9:59 pm

always the same. boring.

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Anonymous May 25, 2011 10:03 pm

i actually think that beside those last three kick everything was rather not edited. i mean if u try it a hundred times its possible, in the end u just would have to put the pieces together.

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bignose May 25, 2011 10:10 pm

tricks and talent but no trophies. =D

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GG May 25, 2011 10:11 pm

Nicely done and edited

If only their wingers could catch, they may be in the final this weekend!

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Anonymous May 25, 2011 10:31 pm

That mascot deserves a knighthood!!

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New Centre Pairing May 25, 2011 10:32 pm

Now I know why they're so crap. They waste their time making stupid videos instead of actually training.

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LoveSportsPro May 25, 2011 11:15 pm

I really hate these videos and here is why.

This type of video used to be cool about three years ago. Now it just looks stupid and dated - particularly when its trying to be real but it is so obviously fake.

The flight of the ball is all wrong and the jerky 'home-made' camera feel has been done before.

These guys are all professional rugby players, i dont need video editing to convince me of their talent.

And as for the so-called 'fun' - sure, some of it is funny. However, the vast majority painfully forced. Rugby players arent actors and the whole thing ends up being embarrassing for everybody involved. Go watch the ACT Brumbies vid if you want to see a genuinely well done and funny video.

Really think sponsors, in this case Jewson, need to reconsider their marketing approach, get with the times and move on.

Come up with something new rather than rehashing the same old material.

Rant over but follow me on Twitter if you want to join in the rage.

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Neo May 25, 2011 11:19 pm

Could've been a bit more original with the tricks, but I still enjoyed it.

More NH teams should do this IMO. A French one would be funny.

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Anonymous May 25, 2011 11:32 pm

This is either from a bristol or a bath rugby fan because even tho we dont win anything we still finish higher than both of you. cheers, that is all.

tricks and talent but no trophies. =D

By bignose

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 2:38 am

i think weve had enough of these. The real stuff is so much more entertaining.

elsewhere, keep up the good work rd!

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Krang May 26, 2011 2:51 am

The most tragic thing about these videos is that it leads to the undervaluing of REAL skills.

Professional sportsmen like these should be capable of amazing us with what they can do that they should not resort to trickery. Its at the same level as cheating.

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Guy May 26, 2011 6:07 am

Don't care what anybody says: I like those vid's.

Especialy the way they keep coming up with new impossible tricks.

Keep posting them please!

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CHAPPIE May 26, 2011 6:53 am

This video is awesome! My one mate told me to wait for this one... it's REAL not fake he was there the day they filmed this!
REAL not fake!

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 8:07 am

as usual...
NH a good year or so behind the SH, but worse!

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Colombes May 26, 2011 8:13 am

Always fun stuff to watch but a bit repetitive. it recalls me the "lip & dub" fashion, the first were great to watch, the twentieth...

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 9:15 am

So they can throw crazy but then when the mascott attack them not a single one manages to hit it from 5 meters?
Mah !

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 9:30 am

great to watch, and i thought some were real, but thats probly just good editing ;)

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 10:25 am


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Tom May 26, 2011 11:20 am

Seriously, if you don't like these videos then don't watch them.

There's about one every six months, they're light hearted, funny and just mix things up a bit. Stop complaining or p*ss off.

As for the video, I thought this one was hilarious. Almost seemed like they were mocking previous trick videos. Loved the bit where one player kicked the ball for another to chase and two seconds later the chasing player was 2/3rds of the way down he pitch! Took him forever to get back again! :D

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 12:20 pm

jeez guys this isn't quite rene ranger going 'ez an all bleck my reictions need to be the bist' and taking it all seriously.

they know we know its all fake, they're just fucking around at the end of the season and having a bit of fun.

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Krang May 26, 2011 12:54 pm


If you can't take criticism, don't read it. Stop complaining or leave your computer

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OJT May 26, 2011 1:57 pm

I just really enjoy seeing Tindal ripping the shit out of himself. Very humble. Good Lad.

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 3:43 pm

I hate these edited videos.

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Anonymous May 26, 2011 4:08 pm

@ Krang

Well said dude!!!

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Wang May 26, 2011 4:52 pm


If you don't like these videos, don't watch them. Stop complaining or leave your computer.

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Chris Boy May 26, 2011 7:57 pm

fake and gay indeed. i don't get these, they're all a rip off of the NFL fantasy football ads.

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Phil May 26, 2011 8:33 pm


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Anonymous May 26, 2011 9:01 pm

Come on guys, no need to slash them, it's just a bit of fun to promote their sponsors, don't take it so seriously!

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N8 May 26, 2011 11:38 pm

Meh. Much like my motivation for playing, I didn't start watching rugby because I wanted to see a lot of pinpoint-accurate kicking and self-congratulatory posturing. These "skills" videos need to represent more than the reprehensible practice of kicking the ball away at every opportunity.

My proposed "skill" clips:
1) A ballcarrier plows through a cinderblock wall. One of the Tuilagis should be able to do this.

2) A tackler takes down something absurd (like a horse or a rhino or something). Maybe get David Pocock on the job here. Or Jason White.

3) A pack scrums down against a pickup truck, bulldozer, jumbo jet, or comparably difficult to push around object. Northhampton are the obvious choice.

4) Maybe someone rucking a small car back over the ball would be good too. I think you've probably got your pick of SA forwards there.

Enough back skills. Yawn.

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Anonymous May 27, 2011 7:20 am

seriously got the dregs of comment posters out for this one, myself included!
stop complaining leave your computer duhhhhhhhh krang you retard!

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Tom May 27, 2011 8:03 am

@N8 sounds like a great idea for a new vid! the absurd things are quite amusing so maybe a line out throw across the entire pitch?

@krang, there's a difference between criticism and non-stop moaning.

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Anonymous May 27, 2011 8:41 am

"Skills are still there". Too bad they all fail to throw a ball at the mascot in the end.

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Anonymous May 27, 2011 9:19 am

The sketch when all 3 kick at the crossbar and has a slow motion replays is in fact real.

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Anonymous May 27, 2011 3:56 pm

What mileage do any of you tits get out of bashing vids like this? they're just in good fun. "fake and gay"? Jesus fucking christ, get over yourself.

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Rich May 27, 2011 11:01 pm

You guys do know the comments section is for people to post their opinions right? Just because an opinion differs from yours doesn't mean its not a worthwhile comment.

Personally I am pretty bored of these videos. Stick to the clips of real rugby.

And to paraphrase "if you dont like what people are commenting, dont read the bloody comments section"

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Les Bleus May 28, 2011 7:05 am

Funny how they could all have this amazing accuracy but when it came to hitting the mascot with the balls they failed miserably.

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Anonymous May 28, 2011 11:44 am

Lmao, for goodness sake, complaining about this undermining the real skills. This is just for fun and its hilarious!

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Greg May 28, 2011 11:47 am

Love how they show off their skills by hitting the crossbar from miles away, but when they try to hit the mascot at the end they all miss!!

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jeppy89 May 29, 2011 9:24 am

tricks and talent but no trophies....pretty sure glos won the anglo-welsh this year?

also whilst watching it i thought it was pretty obvious they were taking the mick out of themselves and the whole edited video thing?

genuinely shocked there's this many people getting so irate about it?

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Adam Keni May 30, 2011 1:50 pm

Haha, yeh totally unoriginal and fake, but the bits with Tindall in it are gas. The whack he gets off that ball is ACE! hahhaha

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