Saturday, May 28, 2011
The mood has been quite sombre over the last day or so here, as you will have noticed with the previous post. We do need to keep on keeping on however, so to lighten the mood, here's two weeks worth of Super Rugby Plays of the Week.
Obviously this weekend there's been a fair share of semi finals and finals rugby taking place around Europe. Before we get to those, lets take a look back for a bit of a laugh.
In round 13 a lot of the chat in Australia was about the brutally honest approach by Brumbies coach Tony Rea in their post match press conference following a loss to the Lions. For a team that at one stage were one of the most successful in the tournament, it was a massive upset.
Rea is leaving anyway, being replaced by former Springbok coach Jake White, so I guess he felt now was the time to throw some people under the bus, himself included. He pulled no punches, and gave an interview that is rarely seen in professional rugby these days.
Elsewhere there was actually some really good form, on the field, with some wonderful tries scored and a whole heap of big tackles. In this video we've got rounds 13 and 14 combined, with the latter being somewhat of a Plays classic. Great work Mr Maloney.
Keep a lookout in particular for the try scored by the Cheetahs against the Rebels, with wing Ryno Benjamin flicking a ball back inside miraculously, then Corne Uys somehow dotting down while in airborne. Also see if you can spot Super Rugby's planking debut. Enjoy.
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