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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Rugby Impacts in Slow Motion with Bath Rugby

The guys from BBC's Earth Unplugged went down to Bath Rugby recently to film a training session in high definition slow motion, giving us a different perspective on the sport we all love.

Rugby Impacts in Slow Motion features clips of the Bath guys training at Farleigh House, with Sam and Simon capturing the full force of the scrum, physics of the grubber kick and perhaps the bit that came out best on camera, the impact on the ball when Gavin Henson kicked it.

There is of course a scientific element to it, and it would have been great to see some big hits and collisions slowed down, but as it was filmed at the start of the season they weren't smashing one another, on that particular day anyway.

Posted by Rugbydump at 4:51 pm | View Comments (14)

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Stripe October 09, 2013 7:54 pm

I did not know Gavin Henson could kick.

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gazzajanimal October 09, 2013 7:57 pm

It's only dangerous if you do it wrong!

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Eddie-g October 09, 2013 10:19 pm

"at the start of the season they weren't smashing one another"

Except when they went to a pub and Henson got clocked.

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DrG October 10, 2013 12:11 am

^^^^ They're on form tonight in the comment section.. lol..

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nzbougnat October 10, 2013 2:49 am

Thanks for sharing this RD. I love slow-mo of footie but was frankly a tad disappointed by that effort from the BBC boys. Maybe it'd have been more entertaining if they'd film it all at the pub indeed!

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matt October 10, 2013 10:46 am

I'd like to see at least one tackle, even if it is a text book demonstration, and a really dynamic lineout jump.

American football isn't a sport I'm too keen on, but this show was cool
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V3uwfeYUW8

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Benny October 10, 2013 4:43 pm

Ouch, the least they could have done was move the pads closer to him. He landed on his backside!

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Canadian content October 10, 2013 3:17 am

These guys need to do a game!

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stroudos October 10, 2013 7:55 am

Definitely!!
"I've never felt less manly" said one guy at the end. Jesus you can say that again.

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TomC October 10, 2013 6:18 am

I'd like to see a slo mo of the punch that floored Henson please.

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stroudos October 10, 2013 7:55 am

Nice training ground!!

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Jeroo October 10, 2013 1:25 pm

"BOOM" brilliant! Loved that. Stuff looks cool in slow mo. Fact

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Matt October 10, 2013 5:04 pm

Henson is wearing tights.

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matt October 11, 2013 12:42 am

You needed slo mo to spot that did you?

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