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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Huge tackle on Wisconsin Rugby Club player after inside switch

We received this clip from the guy who got 'lit up', as he called it. His name is Alex Peasley of Wisconsin Rugby Club, and Alex likes switching inside off his flyhalf. Unfortunately for him, Metropolis D2 have a player named Kavika Peniata, and he reads play well. And hits really hard.

The match took place at the Wisconsin Rugby Sports Complex in Madison on Saturday, and will be a memorable one for Alex, who came on as a replacement only to be drilled by Peniata. He clearly felt it, but he was kind enough to submit the clip for our viewing pleasure anyway.

It's a huge, technically sound hit and as you can hear, the crowd enjoyed every bit of it.

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Posted at 6:44 pm | 16 comments

Posted in Amateur, Big Hits & Dirty Play

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The_best_cut_is_the_ August 26, 2014 8:02 pm

Massive man points for springing back up. A massive tackle is always going to be a big morale boost but if you get hit and spring back to your feet like that you definitely take the shine off it. Great play all round...except maybe by the fly half!

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NotCoachAdam August 26, 2014 8:30 pm

Yeah he got blowed up. Definitely blame the 10 for that one...

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Dr_Moustachio August 26, 2014 8:33 pm

Ouch, nice hospital pass from the #10 there!

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DrG August 26, 2014 9:42 pm

Haha, I believe he has followed Rupeni Caucau's "backs guide to the Ultimate body"..

Great effort getting back on your feet though!!!

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Khal Rugby August 26, 2014 9:49 pm

Great read and then hit by Metropolis Player. Looks to me that this was a blind pass to the inside center and Alex ran straight into a tackle by a man bigger than him and moving. Rather than blame the flyhalf I'd question if this is exactly how they practiced the play. If our back movement is going to be better in this country we can't run set plays that don't allow for situational reads.

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In the know August 26, 2014 10:36 pm

10 just doesn't know how to do a simple scissors properly... Needs to run more laterally at 12

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Eddie-g August 27, 2014 3:38 pm

Also remember, rock beats scissors.

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Canadian content August 27, 2014 2:15 am

Agreed, footballish to have too set of a play.

But fair play to Alex! Humbled to submit that,! Thanks I enjoyed it!

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10stonenumber10 August 27, 2014 12:01 pm

This is why teams need to play rugby. It is the same as Boxing. You can have all the skill, power and style of a World Champ, but the bag doesn't punch back. A 10 minute scrap will teach you more about yourself and the way things work than 10,000 hours on the bag.

As we just saw, an inside switch is one of the easiest plays to telegraph on a rugby pitch, it seems the 10 decided the play before he even took the ball, giving the defenders time to set.

I know our Amateur playbook was very thin... we were much more successful if we played heads up Fiji style rather than learn in the classroom, it was much more exciting than the 'synchronised ballet' playbook sessions

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Nursedude August 27, 2014 12:10 am

Wow, he really did get lit up. Mad props for getting back up.

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d3au August 27, 2014 1:41 am

It makes it even harder running up hill..

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stroudos August 27, 2014 9:19 am

Bosh. Love that and fair play to the bloke for volunteering the footage!

Not sure about the "great read" though - he'd have been licking his lips in anticipation the switch was so well telegraphed, (yes I know it's amateur rugby, but still).

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Eddie-g August 27, 2014 4:11 pm

Not sure what position the tackler played, but as an ex-open-sider, few things made my day more than a telegraphed switch from a scrum set-piece. You're bolting off the side, fly-half is first prize, but if he starts drifting and 12 starts crabbing towards you, it's such easy line defensive line to pick and you don't have to break stride.

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NotWRCs10 August 27, 2014 3:06 pm

If i were Alex, I would have chosen a hole. Not a solid object.
I can promise you He will next time.

In my defense, the opposing fly half made one play all game. Just so happened to be this one.

24-0, just sayin

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John Neiss August 27, 2014 3:22 pm

That's why I coach my offense to read the defense and make a decision, not plan out which "play" they are running.

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Eddie-g August 27, 2014 3:37 pm

What we called back in the day, a Question Mark tackle. Because that's the shape the tackled player's body takes.

Good lad for getting back, pity he couldn't pretend it didn't hurt!

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