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Friday, February 03, 2012

Friday Funnies - Stephen Donald low blow

All Black World Cup winner Stephen Donald played a large part in Bath's convincing win over a weakened Northampton Saints team in the LV= Cup on the weekend. He did however take a bit of a knock in the second half, which apparently needs to be shared.

As with in other sports, when a player takes a knock below the belt, it's usually absolutely hilarious for those around him. That sounds a bit sick and twisted, but we all know it's true.

It's definitely something to do with having experienced the pain oneself before, therefore finding amusement in someone else suffering from it, albeit temporarily. There were actually a few requests from RD users to see this again believe it or not, so here it is.

Saints flyhalf Stephen Myler booted the loose ball down field after the whistle, except that Donald and his groin area happened to be in the way. While it's difficult to be an expert on such matters, it appears as though it didn't hit him square in the jewels, luckily.

Ironically, as with the twisted nature of male sports, if it had been more damaging, we no doubt would have got a bigger laugh out of this. Karma is a tricky thing.

Check out the related video that features Stirling Mortlock taking a serious blow down under

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:22 am | View Comments (12)

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fisherman February 03, 2012 12:27 pm

Sky Sports are obsessed with the fact that Stephan Donald went fucking fishing on the Waikato river... christ

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Guy February 03, 2012 12:52 pm

Even slightly above the wedding tackle, it can still be very painful, especially with all stomach muscles relaxed.

Makes some funny watching though...

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Nik February 03, 2012 1:31 pm

"It's at moments like that you wish you were fishing on the Waikato river isn't it"

I love this commentator, he always comes up with brilliant non-sequiters. What is his name though, can't find out online, and never think to listen at the start of games when he's introduced!

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footballinthegroin February 03, 2012 7:37 pm

i think its ieuan evans he does the analysis for sky too. could be wrong though.

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Colombes February 03, 2012 2:06 pm

"fishing on the waikato river"
nice quote ;)

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Bunn February 03, 2012 3:57 pm

The last play in the last play of the last game I play in a got cramp and a shot to the jewels at the same time. It was hard to know which one to deal with first.....

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buff February 03, 2012 8:58 pm

Euan Evans is commentating, but he isn't the one who made the fishing comment. I think his name is Robson, but I can't remember his first name.

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Pretzel February 04, 2012 9:25 am

Sort of wish it had been worse.... :(

I loved the slow motion shots of Mortlock catching it in the spuds years ago!

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Sankeor February 05, 2012 4:22 am

What a nuts shot ! I see it as a divine revenge for the rwc final penalty ^^

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Poxydonkey September 17, 2012 6:40 pm

Did anyone notice that Ben Nutley knocked on just before arrant kick, bad omen to what happened next! Ben Nutley indeed.

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