Saturday Mar 31, 2012

Johan Goosen finishes classic Cheetahs try vs the Crusaders

Johan Goosen finishes classic Cheetahs try vs the Crusaders
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The Cheetahs pulled off an impressive upset win over the Hurricanes in Wellington earlier today, which was a reminder that this classic team effort from them last weekend wasn’t featured during the week. So here it is.

No doubt a contender for try of the season, the Cheetahs turned it on against the Crusaders last weekend and actually were in the game, threatening a bit of an upset at one stage.

The class of the home side came through, but not before the talented guys from Bloemfontein produced this fantastic try, which featured star flyhalf Johan Goosen twice in the move.

Wing Willie le Roux and center Andries Strauss were prominent, and it came about mainly due to the attacking attitude the Cheetahs have embraced in this campaign. Today, in Round 6, they were rewarded for their endeavour with a very impressive 47-38 win over the Hurricanes.

The Cheetahs were behind 32-10 with ten minutes left in the first half, before they pulled things back and went into the break tied at 32-32.

We’ll get highlights of that game up in the archived Super Rugby Highlights section tomorrow, but for now here’s a look at this classic from Round 5, a brilliant example of running into space and offloading in the tackle, letting the ball do the work to beat the man.

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  •  quins1
    quins1

    go cheetas

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  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump

    Agreed. Not forward.

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  •  jwall
    jwall

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=box08lq9ylg

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  •  jwall
    jwall

    It is not a forward pass, you don't know the rules mate, sorry. The law explicitly states that the act of passing the ball is what matters. ie the player must throw the ball in a backwards direction. Where the ball then ends up is totally irrelevant and has no bearing on it's legality. This is due to the basic nature of physics whereby, if a ball is thrown backwards, but the player throwing it is moving forwards, the ball will then drift forwards thru the air even as it travels backwards in a diagonal direction. Agaibn, you need to understand basic physics to understand this. But it doesn't matter where the ball goes strictly speaking. It's about the player throwing it backwards out of the hands. So yeah, anon, you don't really know what you're talking about.

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  •  askelkana
    askelkana

    What are you talking about? No way was that forward!

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  • And what's more, I should've known better - because I remember watching the Cheetahs v Crusaders match, because I recall the unusual "I give up" move by Goosen kicking the ball out at 80min, denying the team the chance at a tie game.

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  • Yup. I'm a fucking idiot. The writeup was concerning the Cheetahs/Canes game today, while the video was from the Crusaders/Cheetahs match last week. Hey, RD, help a brotha out and remove that post of mine. ...or, leave it up as a reminder to think before posting.

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  • The Cheetahs were behind 32-10 with ten minutes left in the first half, before they pulled things back and went into the break tied at 32-32.Maybe I'm just particularly dense today, but the video shows time at ~45 min (presumably 2nd half?), with the score 18-3. Did I maybe miss something?

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