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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Stormers captain Jean De Villiers smashes Chris Noakes out of the way

Jean De Villiers scored twice as the Stormers launched a comeback against the Blues, but ultimately failed to take their chances, going down 18-17 in an exciting game in Auckland. De Villiers led from the front, making this big charge in the first half.

Flyhalf Chris Noakes kicked six penalties as the Blues held off the visiting Stormers, who fought back from being 15-3 down in the second half thanks in part to their skipper.

De Villiers sparked the comeback with two tries, and with time up and the full time siren having sounded, they continued to fight for the win. Multiple phases of attack had the Blues on the rack in what was an exciting finish, but Elton Jantjies missed a rushed drop goal attempt under pressure.

We seem to have had a bit of a theme on RD this week, following earlier clips of Jonny Wilkinson getting smashed out the way, and a University student being bounced for going too high.

This clip fits into that category, and actually coincides nicely with one of our new T-shirts, which serves as a handy reminder of what to do. You can pick one up in the Rugbydump Store.

To his credit, Noakes, who is one of the smaller players around, took it well, hopping back up and getting on with things.

Keep Calm and Tackle Low!
The Stormers face the Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday in what is a must win game for them.

EXTRA: You can view extended highlights of the Blues vs Stormers match here

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Posted at 8:46 am | 9 comments

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TotesMcGoates May 09, 2013 1:07 pm

Rough week for out halves in both hemispheres, it seems.

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DrG May 09, 2013 2:46 pm

...now imagine this guy against Opeti Fonua..

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TechnoMouse May 09, 2013 3:25 pm

Jean De Villiers must be one of the hardest men in rugby. Certainly one of the toughest backs around. What a hero.

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matt May 09, 2013 5:33 pm

He certainly held his own against Tuilagi last summer in a head to head physical confrontation or two

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waxy90 May 09, 2013 8:09 pm

Jean is no slouch plus his a big lad!

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Guest May 10, 2013 1:00 am

Obviously De Villiers is a strong guy (especially for a centre) but I've gotta say this looks more like a poor tackle than a big brush off.

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browner May 10, 2013 12:25 pm

Bosh, Bosh Bosh........ zzzz zzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

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DrG May 11, 2013 11:46 am

...If you don't like it move on..

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Guest May 10, 2013 3:46 pm

I love this De Villiers love in
The guy came to Munster took the money and did absolutely nothing worth talking about for Munster
He will rank uo there are one of the worst imports ever

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