Thursday May 8, 2014

Prop Logovi'i Mulipola's big charge flattens Sale Sharks hooker

Prop Logovi'i Mulipola's big charge flattens Sale Sharks hooker
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There are few sights better in rugby that really big men running at full pace, even if that isn’t very fast. In this case, Leicester Tigers prop Logovi’i Mulipola got up quite a head of steam before bumping off Sale Sharks hooker Marc Jones at the weekend.

Those of you that took a look at or followed the Rugbydump Tumblr page will have seen a gif of this yesterday, but it’s worth looking at again, and with commentary and a few replays too.

It definitely reminds one of big Henry Tuilagi, as mentioned, who has done this countless times for Perpignan in recent years, and the Tigers before that. It’s no coincidence that he’s also Samoan.

Mulipola is no stranger to running with ball in hand himself. The try he scored against Exeter Chiefs in March was a brilliant effort, and included in the Premiership Try of the Week nominations at the time, and has since made it into the impressive Try of the Season nominations too.

This big charge, where he took the ball at pace and absolutely blasted into Jones, isn’t the first time he’s bumped off defenders either. Take a look at page two of this post for a few more, or hit View All now and you can watch all on one page. They’re all great to see.

Can you name other props that get as involved in ball carrying like this? Mako Vunipola would be one, Coenie Oosthuizen another, and then Cian Healy would be right up there with the best too.

Logovi’i Mulipola steamrollers David Seymour

Short clip without replays but showing a powerful run Mulipola had against Sale Sharks last year


Logovi’i Mulipola bounces off Sam Betty

Big charge from Mulipola against Worcester in February, which set things up nicely and led to a try.

Mulipola charges through the Northampton Saints

Another powerful run from the big man, back in March against the Northampton Saints

Credit: PremiershipRugby and Habi Aftabi

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  • And props the world round thank you for letting us have our moment of glory made just that little bit longer

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  • What's so amazing about this .... 1 It's a prop. 2 He caught the ball from a pass more than 1.5mtrs away 3 He ran more than 5mtrs 4 He managed to offload the ball, with out dropping it. I think I'm gonna cry out of happiness

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  •  nzbougnat
    nzbougnat

    Mate, you're a cracker! 100% sympathise with the "sorry coach, I gave it all" face... :-)

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  •  danknapp
    danknapp

    Awesome. Got any highlight videos you can share?

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23

    I think in that case it would have had to been quite literally 'around the bootlaces' as they say, even the biggest man can't do anything if theres a human being tangled amongst their ankles.

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  • I can imagine this from Jones: take the big guys low they said, they'll come Down. Always thought this was a load of bollocks, take big men low, ask mike Catt how that worked out. Only chance on this is tackle league style and Shepard the big man, otherwise your a speed bump

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  •  upthelowend
    upthelowend

    That boy was a find, to my knowledge barely getting a game for Hawkes Bay when Tigers picked him up, developing into something special... assuming his injury prone leg holds firm.

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  •  danknapp
    danknapp

    Runaway train.

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