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Friday, September 09, 2011

Friday Funnies - The Ben Broster chip kick

So the World Cup is in full swing and the eyes of the world are on New Zealand, but we shouldn't forget that in other parts there are still healthy domestic competitions taking place. Here's a quick funny from the Avivia Premiership, and last weekend's match between Wasps and Saracens.

It's not the first time that a piece of front row skill has been featured on the site, and it certainly wont be the last. It's one of those fascinating elements of rugby that sets the sport apart from others.

No, not neccessarily the lumpy front rowers themselves, but more the fact that we've got so many different types that make up a team, and everyone wants to be a star at what they're not meant to be doing. Except for wingers of course, who traditionally tend to avoid tackling, rucking, and getting their shorts dirty. But that's another rugby cliche we'll avoid getting into right now.

Now we're talking about Props. We all love them. They're the teddy bears of the team who usually struggle to catch, pass, and move. Yes, another inaccurate rugby cliche, but we're on a roll here. When a prop makes a good run or shows a bit of skill, everyone usually gasps in unison, then cheers, then laughs out loud.

So when Ben Broster of Wasps made a break, beat a fellow front rower, and then attempted the chip and chase against a winger, well, that's comedy gold, and definitely worth sharing here on RD.

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