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Wednesday Oct 15, 2008

Midweek Madness - The human hurdle attempt

Midweek Madness - The human hurdle attempt

The Midweek Madness clip for you today is a short piece of footage from a long time ago. To be perfectly frank, we don’t know anything about it, except that it looked pretty painful for the guy on the receiving end.

Older footage is always great in that it lets us see elements of the game as it was played way back when. This clip is by no means a great example of that, but we figured we’d show it anyway.

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The year and the teams involved are unknown to us. In fact, we don’t know much about it at all, except that it sounds like the guy taking the knock is Regan, and he’s hit with the flying knee by Crampton, knocking him out cold.

The commentator is clearly incensed, but then we hear a rather amused sounding voiceover comment from Brian Moore.

Note the hair of the winger who comes to his aid. If anyone reading this still has that hairstyle, we want a photo of it, and a subsequent ‘shavathon’ for charity.

With a lot of talk around citings this week, namely in the Heineken Cup, it makes one wonder what the punishment for this ‘tackle’ was back then. Or, if the guy was even punished at all?

If anyone has any thoughts on that or knows any more about the clip, feel free to let us know.

https://youtu.be/qMnCTCA2xbQ

Time: 0:32

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