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Thursday Apr 30, 2015

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 12

The Wraparound from Rugby HQ - Week 12

Sean Maloney and the team at Rugby HQ have crammed loads of great content into this week’s Wraparound. With Australian international Matt Toomua on hand to provide some extra insight, sit back and enjoy another classic video from the guys down under.

Not satisfied with scoring his first try for the Brumbies, David Pocock’s first half hat-trick leads the agenda  – with Sean showing that the Aussie flanker isn’t the only one who knows a little Auslan, after it was revealed that Pocock’s ‘jazz hands’ were in fact sign language for applause.

If you haven’t already seen the clip of the “Tongan Thor” Taniela Tupo’s impressive play from last week, be sure to catch it here. With footage from the other touchline, the strength of the 135kg prop is impressive to behold, capped off with a slick offload as his teammate scores. 

There’s another look at Ian Prior’s sending off for his dangerous tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams, with a comparison to Sitiveni Sivivatu’s ‘flip tackle’ from back in 2008 on the same ground, for which the winger incredibly only saw yellow – highlighting the development of the law. 

Along with all of this there’s a great clip of an innovative lineout move from grassroots side Old Halesonians, some not so impressive moments from the Lions record breaking fifth consecutive victory, and a failed high 5 that was hilariously caught on camera.

Make sure you stick about until the end to see Wallabies Legend, Tim Horan, getting a little too close to Fox Sports presenter, Nick McCardle, with amusing consequences in the studio! 

Check out our Plays of the Week archives for more great videos from Rugby HQ. 

credit: Fox Sports Australia


  • mattmon10
    4:55 PM 05/05/2015

    You're very welcome - it's a great clip of innovative and clever play. Best of luck with the rest of your season.

  • katman
    6:27 PM 01/05/2015

    The Sivivatu tackle certainly didn't look like he meant for it to work out the way it did. Freak accident if you ask me. On high fives, here is one of the worst ever: But to be fair, it followed one of the best shots ever:

  • stroudos
    9:57 AM 01/05/2015

    What happened to "Heeeere's Seanny!"?? Love that high-five gone wrong! Great to see another view of the Tongan Thor's awesome run and better angle this time.

  • drg
    11:16 PM 30/04/2015

    I definitely think the red was the right call, no obvious malice (I guess), but it certainly didn't work out well.. As for Sivivatu's tackle years ago... Jury is out on that one for me.. I can't help think it was a freak accident - should someone be punished? Maybe? I actually think had Sivivatu held onto the legs it could have ended a lot worse... Very difficult.


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