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Monday, March 31, 2014

Japanese celebratory swallow dive try goes horribly wrong

Poor Kosuke Hashino. It was meant to be a great occasion topped off by a wonderful finish, but instead the Japanese flyer showed us what can go wrong when attempting a swallow dive. He's not the first, nor the last who will succumb to a bit of showboating.

Japan became the first Asian nation to qualify as a core team in the HSBC Sevens World Series after they beat Italy 26-5 in Hong Kong on Sunday. The qualifiers featured 12 teams all vying for a spot on the prestigious world series, which takes place over nine rounds each year.

As with Carlin Isles' debut in fifteens, this was to be a memorable occasion for a number of reasons, as Kosuke Hashino's blooper left shocked viewers gob smacked.

With an opportunity for a runaway try, Hashino looked to seal the victory in style with a big swallow dive, similar to the kind of showboating/celebrating/showmanship (your choice) often seen by England wing Chris Ashton, but got it horribly wrong.

While Ashton is yet to mess up (unlike Juan Leguizamon a few years back), Hashino lept into the air spectacularly, but left the ball behind. Luckily the win was already a sure thing so he didn't cost his side anything but a few blushes.

EXTRA: You can view more absolute howlers in the Related Posts below the video

Posted by Rugbydump at 3:16 pm | View Comments (10)

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Guy March 31, 2014 7:00 pm

Funny as hell but can't help feeling sorry for the guy...sort of.

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perfectthirteen March 31, 2014 7:18 pm

Delighted for him...

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South Stand March 31, 2014 8:15 pm

and in front of the South Stand.... we loved it.
Great tournament tho, 7s is def. on its way to become a top sport.

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Juggernauter March 31, 2014 8:26 pm

Hahahahahaha i thought Leguizamon's blooper would never have competition... thought wrong!

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DrG March 31, 2014 9:30 pm

Hmm did someone have a bet on a score margin of 21-25pts?

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finedisregard April 01, 2014 12:08 am

That's what you get for showing off!

How very un-Japanese.

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DrG April 01, 2014 1:38 am

Fortunately he didn't commit harakiri after it..

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Full Back Top Comment | April 01, 2014 8:49 am

the amount of times I prayed for this to happen to Chris Ashton!

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ConnachtMan April 01, 2014 1:58 pm

Never taunt the Rugby Gods....

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Colombes April 02, 2014 1:13 pm

soon, Chris, very soon..

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