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Monday, May 06, 2013

Why you should always tackle low - Durham University College 7's

Here is a quick clip that was sent in by a friend of the guy on the receiving end of this brutal knock. It's took place at the Durham University College 7's Tournament, and is a good example of how to get a big hit completely wrong. Tackling low might have been a better option.

"Hey guys, got a great video of a friend receiving the biggest bosh of the 21st century and it would complete the cycle of his absolute humiliation if you guys could put it on here," said the email.

The teams are Grey College and The Mildert Fat Ducks, and as the email went on to explain, the man in question, Fred, apparently repeatedly told his buddies that they must always tackle low.

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:35 pm | View Comments (16)

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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Kevin May 06, 2013 6:27 pm

Amazing, sorry dude.

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Fred Ahern May 06, 2013 6:42 pm

I got completely outclassed.

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rudyruck 1 May 06, 2013 6:50 pm

this is humiliating? true you should always tackle low! but i don't think this is humiliating! a good lesson learned :)

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shean dorman May 06, 2013 7:27 pm


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XavMP May 06, 2013 7:40 pm

Here, far away in the south - in Argentina -, we are teaching our sons to tackle down.
Thanks Fred to show us "Why we should tackle down".

International shame

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Bighitter50 May 06, 2013 8:24 pm

That guy got flattened, what poor technique. Love it

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James21 May 06, 2013 8:39 pm

Good advert for Durham rugby, are you guys that bad?

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Gal12 May 06, 2013 8:48 pm

You need a bit more bulk mate, dost thou even hoist?

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josh golding - DURFC May 06, 2013 11:09 pm

Awful tekkers, loveshack is siiiikkkkk

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kagee May 07, 2013 11:08 am

Nobody to blame but himself - always tackle low.

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browner May 07, 2013 5:41 pm

Someone tell Jonny !

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Battle Dwarf May 07, 2013 5:43 pm

Tackling basic rules:

If u go high...make sure your body waight is the same or heavier then the opponent, you idiot!
at full speed...never hit high, go low for both impact and territory. if u hit and drag the oppo even 1 meter back, it is all beers and backon for your squad.

....o yeah....never close your eyes before impact...that's the worst thing you can do.

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Grey and not caring May 08, 2013 12:32 am

I'm from Grey and I have no interest in how Fred Ahern fails. Who the fuck cares?

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Grey library attende May 08, 2013 12:26 pm

Well thanks for taking time out of revision to post how little you care.

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Also Grey May 08, 2013 1:02 pm

about 1500 people who have liked it - the focus of this is not on fred, it is on the poor tekkers and big hit. must be hard to type with that chip on your shoulder

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Belieber June 17, 2013 3:01 pm

To be fair at least he's not squealing like two 6 year old girls who just saw Justin Beiber… #soundsworseinslowmo

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