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Monday, September 19, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - RWC Week 1

Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club is back with a RWC edition for the first round of the tournament. We're treated to the rhythmic movements of Jonah Lomu at the opening ceremony, some great tries, and of course, some of the biggest hits and funny moments. 

Going back a bit, the opening ceremomy was a spectacular affair that included an appearance from New Zealand legend, Jonah Lomu. The great man has many talents, some of which include bodybuilding and even boxing. But dancing? Probably not. Sean Maloney included a clip for you to have a look.

Scot Chris Paterson's conversion attempt against Romania was one of the funnier moments of the first round, as was the streaker in the England and Argentina game. We actually posted a longer version (of the video) on the Facebook page during the week, so be sure to follow RD there too for random bits.

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Posted at 3:43 pm | 15 comments

Posted in Plays of the Week, Rugby World Cup 2011

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Full Back September 19, 2011 7:58 pm

"thanks to my wife for letting me come to NZ"...excellent stuff!

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Number Eight September 19, 2011 8:45 pm

Todd Clever can tackle - some super hits there, I could watch that good stuff all day!!

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furdisufit September 19, 2011 8:51 pm

They forgot the Japan Prop's reverse pass against All Blacks!!!

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Jeroz September 20, 2011 1:48 pm

Yeah....would like to see that again. That thing was genius.

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wow-jiffy-lube September 19, 2011 10:27 pm

It's Chris Paterson the scot. Not Scott Paterson the chris.

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Tavish September 20, 2011 12:45 am

Great stuff there!

Poor old Chris Paterson, i know from experience how he feels - just as you strike the ball, you look up at the posts (not at the ball which starts tipping) and "oh ****"!
The wind blowing the ball off the tee is definitely one to forget! A bucket load of kicks were missed that weekend lol.

And Todd Clever is a beast! The USA have more than one star player that's for sure. A lot of great stuff from the smaller nations too.
Lets hear it for the minnows!

Cheers RD

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mise September 20, 2011 12:57 am

embarassing for him, but unlucky too as the ball fell just before Patterson kicked it - he's normally v reliable! didn't he sequence 17 successful kicks in a row at a RWC, or sth?

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Natural7 September 20, 2011 10:45 am

Yeah, i think he holds the record for most consecutive international kicks or something....
mostly because he let Dan Parks take anything over about 30 meters out or near the touchline though...

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AK-NZ September 20, 2011 11:11 am

I think Morne Steyn might come pretty close to a world record. He didn't miss a single kick in last year's internationals, at least until the end of year ones if memory serves correct. I may be wrong though..

Nice vid as always, the plays team do a good job. Lay off the Big Man though! :)

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Natural7 September 20, 2011 2:41 pm

Steyn now holds the record, taking it from Paterson
(wikipedia says it so it MUST be true.)

And at least Steyn took all of them, rather then giving away the ones he thought he'd miss....

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Jeri September 20, 2011 4:19 am

Love Plays of the Week, thanks a bunch RD!

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clements99 September 20, 2011 5:07 pm

What ever that is would be the English

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