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Friday, May 23, 2014

The Top 5 David vs Goliath (big man vs little man) battles

Rugby HQ have put together their list of the best big man vs little man moments, with a David vs Goliath compilation that features some must see moments from both Super Rugby, End of year tours up north and a bit of local club rugby too. Number one is worth waiting for.

The terminology probably isn't quite right, but as you'll see it's explained during the video. Which other similar moments would you add to the list? One recent example of a good David vs Goliath clip would be when scrumhalf Frae Wilson smashed Jimmy Tupou, a lock.

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JV May 23, 2014 7:00 pm

Surely Tindall vs Greegan? Or North vs Folau later more Goliath on Goliath but still just as entertaining!

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10stonenumber10 May 23, 2014 7:13 pm

What about Shane Williams sitting down ROG? David vs David, but the Davider won!

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Guest May 23, 2014 7:53 pm

surely Wilkinson vs Fonua

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Marques May 23, 2014 8:25 pm

Lucas Borges vs Chabal in inaugural game in France 2007

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Canadian content May 23, 2014 9:19 pm

Lomu vs catt?
lomu vs gregan?
williams vs banaham, stopped a try.

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will234 May 24, 2014 4:18 pm

Surely Williams vs. Banahan. What a great tackle and great tenacity to hold on while being carried 5 meters.

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10stonenumber10 May 23, 2014 9:53 pm

I'm pretty sure the Shane Williams career highlights video is a who's who of (Saint) David vs Goliath... He smashed Banahan, sat down ROG, hurdled Ojo and was hit so hard by 2 aussies he did a flip.

There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity when it comes to contact sports. It moves a lot further into the stupid zone when you are a professional rugby player whose pay check depends on being prepared to have your career ended every single time you touch the ball. Let's face it, for small players, it is a reality, we don't bounce as well as someone 16 stone, look at the facts and figures of 'major' injuries for players under age 22 and in the lowest 25% of weight in their position. Halfpenny, Ford (shoulders), Cipriani (leg snap), Thompstone (ditto), Lowe (neck and ankle)

A very honourable mention for a very hard and heavy day's work at the office by a certain Bath 15. He didn't do anything wrong, he even probably said hello to the guys before the game, it's just Manu hit him a little too well. And of course, like any older brother, Alesana didn't want to be shown up by baby bro. Car crash sized G forces in a game of one-upmanship on Abendanon's rib cage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zflocS43Ml4

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DrG May 23, 2014 10:32 pm

Haha, I remember that, hard hard day for Abendanon.. Hope he wasn't paying for his own drinks after that game.

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45678 May 23, 2014 10:39 pm

How about the Simpson-Daniel try against the ba-baas when he made the outrageous dummy then skinned lomu on the outside. It wasn't vintage Jonah, but still impressive from JSD

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Toby May 23, 2014 11:15 pm

Not really David vs Goliath but Paul Marshall's hit on Dave Kearney?

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Clearly May 23, 2014 11:57 pm

Not often that McCaw is David but he was here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQS2lNRV0NQ. (He concedes about 5 stone to Buckley).

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brecor May 24, 2014 1:00 am

You just could've picked 5 Peter Stringer tackles. His tap-tackles were perfect.

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gallo May 24, 2014 2:58 am

Lucas Borges vs Sebastián chaval?? At the first marth of the world cup in 2007 in France??

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Edd May 24, 2014 7:50 am

Not so much of a big-hit, but I was reminded of Gavin Quinnell vs Peter Richards: http://www.rugbydump.com/2007/01/49/gavin-quinnell-vs-peter-richards

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Bunn May 24, 2014 9:23 am

The Shane Williams clip wasn't 2002........

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DrG May 24, 2014 1:38 pm

:/ thats this video...

infinite loop?

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Foxy May 24, 2014 2:26 pm

couple of quality clips there but what about these two.

Rob Burrow takes on anybody

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_XIwjSJOqg

and Jonny getting bumped by founua

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrDWUGVakB4


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jeff_o May 25, 2014 1:33 pm

Japie Mulder tackle on Jonah Lomu - RWC 1995?

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Cheis May 26, 2014 7:48 am

How about this one: Andries Bekker vs. david smith and corey jane.

He just grabs them by the shirt and tells the kids to settle down... awesome!!!

http://www.rugbydump.com/2007/11/271/andries-bekker-tells-the-little-ones-to-settle-down

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