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Sharni Williams dubbed Woman of Steel after brutal double knock

Sharni Williams dubbed Woman of Steel after brutal double knock
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Here’s a clip from the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow that we’ve been meaning to post and add to the archive for a while. So rather late than never, if you haven’t seen this collision yet, it’s well worth watching but not for the faint hearted. 

While a lot of male fans may have preconceived ideas about Women’s Rugby in general, there’s no doubt that the commitment levels displayed at the highest level are quite incredible.

The game is growing rapidly and after a successful first ever IRB Sevens World Series, and the recent RWC Sevens, we’re sure to see more and more girls picking up the odd shaped ball and having a crack at this wonderful sport. With the simplicity of Sevens, it’s in a good place.

At the World Cup we saw an example of the aforementioned commitment in the plate final, as Australian Women’s star Sharni Williams showed that despite being the fairer species, there was nothing lacking in terms of physicality. 

In wet and miserable conditions she’d just been treated for a bad knock to the nose, which needed to be ‘plugged’ after bleeding a lot, but managed to play on. From the restart, you guessed it, she threw herself at a loose ball, and collected the knee of England’s Heather Fisher, right in the face.

It was horrible to watch as unbelievably, Williams’ knee actually smashed into Fisher’s face too, stunning both girls. Tough as nails Williams played on though, as did Fisher, and the Australian was later rewarded with a try for her efforts, as well as the Plate victory.

12 Comments

  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump
    4:29 PM 25/07/2013

    None taken. I rarely read your comments ;) On a serious note, you should! The video often supports the write up, and vice versa.

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  •  browner
    browner
    11:07 PM 21/07/2013

    I'm not sure whether to congratulate or commiserate you on your dating choices.

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  • 1:16 PM 19/07/2013

    This debate= waste of time No offense RD, I rarely read the clips anyway

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  • 1:15 PM 19/07/2013

    Sharni Williams= hard

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  •  jeri
    jeri
    12:04 PM 18/07/2013

    Wow Steve, that's a lot of misdirected unhappiness there. I don't know what abuse you and your partner had to suffer from sexists elsewhere, but Rugbydump has been celebrating the advancement of female rugby presentation for the last 6 years, and this particular article is of no exception. Your accusation against RD for an imagined offense is unfounded and unfair, in fact you owe RD an apology for projecting your anger which clearly you meant to direct against someone else

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  •  drg
    drg
    12:55 AM 18/07/2013

    Fairer Species - Women Rugby Species - Men Human beings - the rest of the world... Somewhere between humans and rugby species is where the front row is located...

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  •  benny
    benny
    5:58 PM 17/07/2013

    Come on guys, give RD a break. There's a reason that we don't play mixed rugby and it's not to protect the men from the women. Maybe fairer s.e.x would sound better but probably wouldn't make it past the moderator

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  •  welshosprey
    welshosprey
    1:24 PM 17/07/2013

    Deleted my comment? Pffft couldn't handle the top banter

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  •  danknapp
    danknapp
    11:51 AM 17/07/2013

    What is the politically correct way to apply 'LAD!' to a woman? Because she's whatever that is. Awesome.

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  • 11:49 AM 17/07/2013

    Lads don't you think you're a wee bit over-zealous defending women's rights here? I'm pretty sure neither sex will be offended for being called the fairer species.

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  •  danknapp
    danknapp
    11:43 AM 17/07/2013

    I'd change it to the biologically correct 'fairer sex', rather than 'fairer species'. Pretty sure they're the same species as us, apart from those women in the front row, who are part of that notable subspecies.

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  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump
    10:27 AM 17/07/2013

    No disrespect intended, Steve. The whole point of the post is it acknowledge the courage of Williams, and Fisher, and show that women's rugby should not be looked down on at all. 'Simplicity of Sevens' refers to the growth of the sport with both men and women. 'Fairer species' means they're the more beautiful of the two genders, but that's down to opinion.

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