RugbyDump RugbyDump
Thursday Nov 15, 2012

Scotland's David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside

Scotland's David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside
21
Comments

Scotland loose forward Dave Denton has been rewarded for his strong play against New Zealand with a starting spot this coming weekend against his former homeland, South Africa. He says he is relishing the physical challenge that the Springboks will bring.

Born in Zimbabwe but schooled in South Africa, Denton is more than familiar with some of the players he’ll be up against at Murrayfield this Saturday. “Every Test match is a massive game for me, but these are the guys I grew up watching,” he said.

“They were all over the press and they were the guys I always saw when I was growing up. In terms of personally challenge myself, it’s great, something I’ve wanted to do for a while.”

Denton was left out of the Scotland starting line-up after some below par club performances, but got his opportunity off the bench when Ross Rennie picked up an injury in the first half. He carried well and made an impact that sparked a series of good forward play from the home side.

He’s hoping that this weekend the Murrayfield faithful will see more of the same.

“I’ve always backed myself and I’ve always been open about backing myself. I knew that if I was playing well there would be a spot from me in the team. Fortunately, I did well enough against New Zealand to warrant a chance against South Africa, but I’m in no way taking it for granted.

“I know what the competition is like in the back row in this country. I like the look of the back row. It’s a big back row, and going up against their [Springboks] back row I think we need that.

“I’m looking forward to it. I know what I have got to do too. I’ve got to get out there, really challenge them physically, get the ball in my hands and make some tackles. They are big guys and they carry very hard. If we get bullied we will lose the game,” he said.

While Scotland conceded fifty points in a heavy loss on Saturday, one of the fans’ favourite moments was when big carrying Denton knocked over All Black captain Richie McCaw, a site very rarely seen over the course of his 114 Tests.

It was one of the most requested moments of the weekend, and while it wasn’t replayed at the time so we unfortunately only got one look at it when watching live, here it is again for those that asked.

Scotland host South Africa at Murrayfield on Saturday 17th Nov, Kickoff 14:30 GMT

21 Comments

  •  welshhero
    welshhero
    4:17 PM 18/11/2012

    if you gonna do it, do it properly! Andy Simple Smash! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_Q8IDTTH7w

    Reply
  • 8:36 PM 16/11/2012

    Its only cheating if penalised. I would accept it if you were a Munster support, since they have actually beaten the All Blacks but Leinster havent... pity.

    Reply
  •  prestywesty
    prestywesty
    7:46 PM 16/11/2012

    BOOM What a hit!

    Reply
  •  gonzoman
    gonzoman
    5:23 PM 16/11/2012

    I'll bet King Richie thinks Denton is an "impact" player!

    Reply
  •  guy
    guy
    4:11 PM 16/11/2012

    The only 'uniqueness' of the video is that it's McCaw that gets bumped. The rest of the video is pretty average since we see this kind of thing in almost every match. Well, nice food for all Kiwi/McCaw haters.

    Reply
  •  rugby08
    rugby08
    1:25 PM 16/11/2012

    There's nothing worse than a Leinster troll

    Reply
  •  pretzel
    pretzel
    12:45 PM 16/11/2012

    Keep thinking this guys name is "Dale Denton"... I realise now that is a character from Pineapple Express.... ....."Pineapple Express guy puts Richie McCaw on his backside"... now that would be impressive...

    Reply
  •  colombes
    colombes
    12:07 PM 16/11/2012

    Good impact and runner 8 I remember he played an hell of match vs England during the last 6N

    Reply
  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    12:03 PM 16/11/2012

    I assume you're not suggesting he was straight armed or abused here?

    Reply
  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    12:01 PM 16/11/2012

    RDIt was one of the most requested moments of the weekendReally?? Some really dull and jealous bastards out there, eh? Bloody funny though, I must admit!

    Reply
  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    11:58 AM 16/11/2012

    leinster_jonny: ..wow... another kiwi trawling the internet to make sure nobody and I mean nobody says anything bad about Sir Richie....haha...you guys crack me up!Hilarious lack of awareness of your own hypocrisy, considering your contributions to these boards. You're the worst troll I've seen in a while - "worst" in two senses, ie you're annoying with your dull and boring persistence; and you're also just really shit at trolling.

    Reply
  •  tanqueray
    tanqueray
    11:49 AM 16/11/2012

    Cheers RD. I've been waiting for this one to pop up. Always knew it would. It's a shame the BBC didn't get more angles of it. Dents hasn't had a great season so far, since coming back from injury, but he had a point to prove on Sunday and proved it. Great player, and one of the nicest guys you'll meet.

    Reply
  •  katman
    katman
    7:41 AM 16/11/2012

    Denton's a great player and thoroughly deserves his starting place. But now another Saffa no.8 has headed for Scotland and has hinted at hoping to make the Scottish squad one day: the bearded captain of the Lions, Josh Strauss. And probably an even better loose forward prospect, CJ Stander (from the Bulls) has moved to Ireland and said he'd like to one day play for Ireland. Not sure what my point is, except that one day we'll have more talent playing abroad than for the Boks.

    Reply
  •  waikato886
    waikato886
    7:20 AM 16/11/2012

    Haha. You can say whatever you want about him mate.. Go hard.... Lol

    Reply
  • 7:08 AM 16/11/2012

    Bahahahaha. The utter hate you have for Richie screams of envy.

    Reply
  •  feddderico
    feddderico
    1:59 AM 16/11/2012

    I remember the firts time that saw Denton playing was in the 6 nations.. remember him playing number 8, catching the ball from the srum and making troubles in the rival defense! You instantly notices that is an impact player when he gets the ball!

    Reply
  • 12:59 AM 16/11/2012

    Actually I've seen mccaw get abused quite a bit in his career, straight armed, smashed in th tackle, etc, I think it's a consequence of being around he ball so much. That being said thanks for the post RD I was hoping to see it again. Visser got smashed in the second half, would be nice to see that or a compilation of hit :)

    Reply
  •  browner
    browner
    12:10 AM 16/11/2012

    A product of South Africa's rugby development program ....... zzzzzzzzzzzz

    Reply
  •  juggernauter
    juggernauter
    9:46 PM 15/11/2012

    BOOOM!! Sit down Richie

    Reply
  •  jeppy89
    jeppy89
    9:07 PM 15/11/2012

    That has made my day, so so loving that

    Reply
  •  jeppy89
    jeppy89
    9:06 PM 15/11/2012

    That has made my day, so so loving that

    Reply


Great Tries

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

View All

See It To Believe It

View All

Funnies

View All

Amateur

View All

Player Features

View All
Scotland's David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos