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Thursday Oct 27, 2011

Beast Mtawarira prevents Keegan Daniel from flipping head first

Beast Mtawarira prevents Keegan Daniel from flipping head first
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The focus shifts slightly to domestic rugby now, as this weekend is the final of the Currie Cup in South Africa, a game that features the Sharks and the Lions. Here’s a quick clip that was requested from the first semi, as well as some great pics. 

After a bruising game with the Wallabies in the quarter final of the Rugby World Cup, the Springboks returned home and got straight in the thick of it, with the Sharks players coming off the bench to give the Lions to make the semi finals.

The same two sides meet again this coming weekend in the final, with the Lions having considerably less big names to work with. Two to be exact. They showed in their semi final against Western Province that they have no problems taking on the big boys though. 

They will need to contest with a hungry Springbok front row though, comprising of Jannie Du Plessis, his brother Bismarck, and then the Beast, Tendai Mtawarira. The latter scored a try in their beating of the Cheetahs on Saturday, and was part of this rather amusing, albeit close to disastrous, bit of play. 

It’s not the first time he’s been photographed holding a player up in the air, adding to the famous nickname that is chanted around the grounds whenever he gets the ball or makes a tackle.

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Above is a great photo from the Sharks’ games against the Crusaders in Super Rugby earlier this year, as well as one from the clip you’re about to see. Both can be clicked to view in full size. 

It’s just a short video, but definitely not something you see every day. Thankfully, he held onto him.

19 Comments

  •  mndpsp1
    mndpsp1
    2:04 PM 14/05/2012

    What about this for an awesome skill: If youre playing 7s or 10s, and you get an attacking scrum on/near their five metre line, draw the 10 and 9 away from the scrum, and hooker kicks the ball forwards, then 9 runs around and gathers and scores, now THAT would be awesome! Odds of this ever happening? Basically 0 :p

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    10:08 AM 31/10/2011

    Fair play Ehtch, that's arguably the first time yet that any of your musical links has made any sense.

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  •  cheyanqui
    cheyanqui
    6:54 PM 29/10/2011

    actually, if he does drop his teammate -- it is indeed a penalty -- read Law 10.4(j) As for cards -- I doubt the IRB has a directive about dropping a teammate. It would likely take a first incident for them to then come up with a directive.

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  •  cheyanqui
    cheyanqui
    6:54 PM 29/10/2011

    actually, if he does drop his teammate -- it is indeed a penalty -- read Law 10.4(j) As for cards -- I doubt the IRB has a directive about dropping a teammate. It would likely take a first incident for them to then come up with a directive.

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  •  pretzel
    pretzel
    3:15 PM 29/10/2011

    .....it was a joke.

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  •  pretzel
    pretzel
    11:54 PM 28/10/2011

    Should have been a red card, boots that high in the air, so dangerous, rotated through 90 degrees...blah blah blah, good effort though for saving el capitano from a broken neck...

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  •  gungehammer
    gungehammer
    12:00 PM 28/10/2011

    That is impressive, man's a beast (couldn't resist it)

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  •  gungehammer
    gungehammer
    11:58 AM 28/10/2011

    While the rest of us were enjoying a great play from a great player, you had to stick some negativity in, bravo.

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  •  jeri
    jeri
    10:16 AM 28/10/2011

    That man deserves a beer

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  •  nemo34
    nemo34
    7:38 AM 28/10/2011

    I like the attitude of the 13 that waits for the dangerous situation to be over before to start the contest. Rare fair play; Show that to McCaw...

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  • 2:28 AM 28/10/2011

    That's amazing. Huge!

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  •  redyeti
    redyeti
    12:26 AM 28/10/2011

    It's not just giving them more height; jumpers get massively more hang-time through the lifter supporting them in the air. You see some lineouts where the team want to form a maul, and deliberately keep the player in the air for ages so he can't be sacked before the maul is in position. So there isn't any sort of ruling on how long you can 'assist' them for

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  •  redyeti
    redyeti
    12:24 AM 28/10/2011

    It's not obstruction whilst you're lifting though. You can't obstruct a player who cannot legally be tackled (i.e. in lineouts, the lifters are only pinged for obstruction once they've brought the man down). Obviously this is a ridiculous idea, but I love the thought of a team trying it, and the ref scrambling to think of a law that covers it haha

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  •  uhtiger
    uhtiger
    11:16 PM 27/10/2011

    What a beast.

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  •  redyeti
    redyeti
    10:49 PM 27/10/2011

    Are there any laws about how long you can hold a guy up for? If two lifters hoist a guy up with the ball, then nobody can touch him or them. What's to stop them just walking to the try line with him? The ref could ping them for unsportsmanlike conduct or something, but that's a bit of a cop out

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  •  fettsack
    fettsack
    10:37 PM 27/10/2011

    You're allowed to lift like this on a kick return. Awesome skills from both of them. Daniel doesn't panic at all even head down, like there's nothing particular happening.

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  •  cookie
    cookie
    9:27 PM 27/10/2011

    there should be a beast in every team!

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  •  juggernauter
    juggernauter
    8:54 PM 27/10/2011

    "That's why you spned time in the gym" Tell that to James Haskell!

    Reply
  •  reess93
    reess93
    8:37 PM 27/10/2011

    what a tank !

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