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Friday Jun 11, 2010

Friday Funnies - The Rocky Elsom human hurdle attempt

Friday Funnies - The Rocky Elsom human hurdle attempt


It’s a massive weekend for sport around the world with a little something called the Football World Cup having kicked off today, but then of course big Test match rugby taking place tomorrow. This is a quick funny to get you in the mood.

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From last weekend against Fiji, this clip was requested as it’s probably something you wont see everyday in rugby, if ever. Rocky Elsom’s leapfrog attempt actually earned his side a penalty as he jumped over the opposition fullback.

He was however caught midair, and subsequently dumped to the ground, only a few metres from the tryline. Dangerous play said the ref as he marched the influential Aussie back.

The Wallabies will face England tomorrow for the Cook Cup trophy, but have had to make adjustments after the late withdrawal of Matt Giteau. Captain Elsom is still backing his side to take the win though, despite injury concerns.

“Having the injuries isnt ideal ideal but the way we train and practice it’s very much a squad focus so guys can slot in and out,” said Elsom.

Perhaps he needs to work on this move a little more in practice.



Time:

0:50

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England Team:

Ben Foden, Mark Cueto, Mike Tindall, Shontayne Hape, Chris Ashton, Toby Flood, Danny Care, Tim Payne, Steve Thompson, Dan Cole, Simon Shaw, Tom Palmer, Tom Croft, Lewis Moody, Nick Easter. Replacements: George Chuter, David Wilson, Courtney Lawes, J Haskell, Ben Youngs, Jonny Wilkinson, Mathew Tait.


Australia Team:

James O’Connor, Digby Ioane, Rob Horne, Berrick Barnes, Drew Mitchell, Quade Cooper, Luke Burgess, Ben Daley, Saia Faingaa, Salesi Ma’afu, Dean Mumm, Nathan Sharpe, Rocky Elsom, David Pocock, Richard Brown. Replacements: Huia Edmonds, James Slipper, Mark Chisholm, Matt Hodgson, Will Genia, Kurtley Beale.

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