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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Rugby Club Plays of the Week 2012 - It defies description

We have a bizarre serving of Plays of the Week today, as we've put together the latest two episodes, exposing us all to some interesting goings-on around the world of rugby. There are also some great hits, tries, and even a bit of salsa. 

The boys at the Rugby Club in Australia, namely Sean Maloney, have put together another two weeks of crazy clips that are sure to bring as much bemusement to fans as they will enjoyment.

There's the ballet-dancing males in Dunedin before the All Blacks vs Springbok Test, the Graham Henry promo for the New Zealand women's Netball team, and then there's the classic Salsa Ball lineout call, which made it onto Plays after it was shared via RD last weekend.

The Rugby Championship is featured, with some of the best tries and dirty bits popping up, and Pretoria gets a mention as today the Springboks host the Wallabies at Loftus, a place where Bulls fans have made quite a name for themselves over the years (as have the cheerleaders). 

The ITM Cup and Currie Cup have both been providing some sensational rugby, and while we haven't been able to post everything, the Plays team have included some of the top tries too.

Enjoy the weekend and if you see anything you think should be featured on RD, please get in touch. FYI - The Related Posts below have longer looks at some of the incidents featured in the video.

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:46 am | 8 comments

Kieran Read's big tackle on Duane Vermeulen in Dunedin

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Pretzel September 29, 2012 2:09 pm

"One only bettered by Israel Dagg".... um, I don't think so.. the Argies try was better than Dagg's... in my opinion anyway.

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Anarchangel September 29, 2012 2:44 pm

Yeah, the finish was good, but not amazing. But the quality of Dagg's play in that try doesn't really come across in the clip. He was involved in the movement three times, IIRC and really helped build it and set it up rather than just putting the flowery finish on it.

Even so though, that Argies try was great -- probably still better.

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Pretzel September 29, 2012 8:56 pm

Ah I see that I didn't really word things too well..The Argie try overall, imo was the better try, however the best finishing player out of both tries was Dagg, the Argie player sort of got it and then fell over the line with an aussie on his back...

But as far as tries go in the sense of NZ vs Arg try, I'd pick the Argie one... But then thats just me...

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Felly September 29, 2012 11:14 pm

Loving the Argentinians!!

Could someone please explain to me what is so wrong with ballet? Hoped those commentators in that clip would show more respect than that; 'defies description?' A little ultra-conservative for my liking!!!

Anyway, rant over! Vamos los Pumas!!!

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rugby08 October 03, 2012 5:06 am

What isn't wrong with it...

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Frenchie September 30, 2012 1:42 am

G.Henry is a clown. And his wife looks like Mc Caw, he can take that as a compliment...

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Canadian content September 30, 2012 4:08 pm

That's offside Frenchie and uncalled for.

I agree Felly, I thought the ballet was funny and applauded those youngsters efforts.

Hard to see the quality of the Dagg try when you are mandated to fit in such other great rugby plays, like shots of television clips, cheerleaders and mascots.

But the lack of quality rugby clips and hilights is surely compensated by the brilliantly campy music that never gets old and the witty Ozzie banter.

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Guest October 19, 2012 5:36 pm

A lot of emphasis on the cheerleaders. Some would say excessive...I wouldn't! Can we have a "Cheerleaders of the week" vid please?

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