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The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 18 of Super Rugby

The Shortball highlights wrap from Round 18 of Super Rugby
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Catch up on the final round of pool play in Super Rugby, as Sean Maloney pulls out the best tries, biggest hits, and most unfortunate You’re Kidding Me incident in round 18. This time, it’s Jannie du Plessis coming close to his first try in over one hundred matches.

Special mention for the Fijian freak that is Nemani Nadolo, who scored another beauty.

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  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump
    8:08 PM 20/06/2015

    It has been geo-blocked outside of Australia due to certain parties stamping down on the use of Super Rugby footage. We'll make a plan if/when we can.

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  •  rugbydump
    rugbydump
    2:00 PM 19/06/2015

    It appears to have been taken down by Fox Sports, or some other copyright holder. We'll speak to them and find out what's happening and hopefully get it live again soon.

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  •  sidestepper
    sidestepper
    9:53 PM 16/06/2015

    Add in Nico Matawalu and Leone Nakarawa from Glasgow, Josh Matavesi from the Ospreys and you're looking at a pretty devastating backline! In a group where points difference could come into play the games with Fiji are going to be very interesting!

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  •  karimabuseer
    karimabuseer
    11:56 AM 16/06/2015

    Not working for me either in the UK :/

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  •  wickedsick
    wickedsick
    9:08 AM 16/06/2015

    Damn, this Nadolo guy defies the law of physics, look at the size of his legs and his general build, you'd normally find that on a front row forward yet he burns down the wing like a Porsche in the fast lane on the autobahn. Pace, strength, kicking skills, creativity.... damn this guy has it all. What will his next trick be? Probably steamrolling the entire England team.

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  • 2:42 AM 16/06/2015

    I would not count on my second stringers beating Fiji at the rwc

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    9:53 PM 15/06/2015

    Absolutely. And last time they played, England won by 40+ points. But this guy is a a real game-changer. Agree with your analysis too. Past world cups suggest that it usually does favour a team to work hard in the pool stage, eg England in 2007. And the converse is also true with New Zealand arriving in the knockout stage completely undercooked.

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  •  i_bleed_green_and_gold
    i_bleed_green_and_gold
    6:09 PM 15/06/2015

    Nadolo has amazing skills. going back to last weeks edition of shortball you could argue that he may have some Lebron James blood in him too with his aerial exploits on the wing. Group A is definitely a 4 way horse race with Fiji Looking ominous. Look at the other fijian wing from the waratahs. if they carry their form from the 7s tournament we could be in for some thrilling rugby. It may also make the victors and runners up of the group the most prepared for the next stage as every game will be intense. Conversely, it may make them more worn out and injury prone for a later push. But, England at home, should give you some peace of mind?

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    5:03 PM 15/06/2015

    Some people have suggested that Nadolo will be significantly less effective behind a Fijian pack of forwards - as an England supporter I can only hope that is the case. But I don't see it. The man is incredible. If they can get the ball to him he scores. How many blokes did he beat in the featured try here? Three? Four? From the 22 with a tiny amount of space to move in. As if the power, size and finishing ability aren't enough, I can't think of any other player with more sublime teckers. He's like the bastard offspring of Jonah Lomu and Lionel Messi. Yes, I am worried.

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