Springboks edge All Blacks in thriller


Richard Hibbard & Kalamafoni double hit


Prop lays into fullback with big shot


Sam Burgess breaks cheekbone, plays on


Samu Manoa Huge Hit on Billy Twelvetrees


Hala'ufia crunches then slaps Wilson


Ben Tameifuna massive fend on huge prop


Ludovic Mercier crazy reverse pass


Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps

Monday, October 03, 2011

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week - RWC Week 3

The Rugby World Cup group stages are done and dusted. The tournament now hots up with the much anticipated Quarter Finals. Today's Plays of the Week from the Rugby Club brings us the best of the weeks gone by.

There's some scorchers in their Try of the Week nominations, starting with the Russians. It was their first ever World Cup, and they did themselves proud with a beauty of a try against Ireland.

Argentina's match winning try from Lucas Amorosino set up a brilliant conversion attempt and subsequent win against Scotland, and we get to enjoy it in Spanish. Sean Maloney, the man behind Plays of the Week, found Gethin Jenkins' try againt Nambia so good that he got a little flusterred, and called him Gareth. Save the hate mail, he's since assured me that it was the Rules to Rugby Union that got his head in a spin.

The Wallabies scored some fantastic tries too, none better than Adam Ashley-Cooper's. There's also the usual dose of big tackles and heavy collisions, including one below the belt. 

Thanks as always to The Rugby Club on Fox Sports Australia. Enjoy.

Posted at 3:44 pm | 10 comments

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Guest October 03, 2011 6:51 pm

Gareth Jenkins? GETHIN!

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LND October 03, 2011 10:06 pm

is all aussie media that unbearable?

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Stubby October 03, 2011 11:08 pm

why can't I see the videos anymore?
in the past I could reload the page since flash froze or something, but now I don't even see a video box or even a blank space. Grrrr

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Rugbydump October 04, 2011 10:24 am

No idea, but I'd say its something to do with the flash player on your side. Perhaps try reinstall/upgrade, then reboot or reload your browser. Shout if any further issues.

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CriminalScum October 04, 2011 1:08 am

Its GETHIN Jenkins you ignorant ozzy cunt!

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SM October 04, 2011 5:42 am

Don't go too crazy about the inciorrect name folks....read the Rugby Dump intro first and all will be explained.

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katman October 04, 2011 7:23 am

Good show. The Spanish commentary was a nice touch. And the Jenkins try was a beaut.

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stroudos October 04, 2011 7:56 am

Conrad Smith's tackle on Hairy Donkey - at about 1:50 - is a joy to watch. Nice to see that old-fashioned approach of hitting low, arms wrapped round the legs, pumping his own legs and driving the bastard back. I know he subsequently got some help from Offside Rich, which was useful because it stopped Harinordoquy offloading, but the intitial tackle by Smith is absolutely textbook.

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AK-NZ October 04, 2011 8:41 am

Yea that was one of my favourite highlights from that match. Conrad certainly knows how to tackle. I was very disappointed to see that poor old Harinordiquy was virtually abandoned by his team mates though. Most of them simply retreated with him rather than get in behind to stop the drive sooner!

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