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Friday Sep 18, 2015

Wellington Prop Reggie Goodes steamrolls a back after impressive run

Wellington Prop Reggie Goodes steamrolls a back after impressive run
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Otago came from behind to stun Wellington 37-36 in a classic ITM Cup match at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington yesterday. With time just about up, Otago were trailing by six points, but ran half the field for Matt Faddess to score a converted try, and steal the victory.

Otago actually trailed 23-36 with three minutes left, so this was a huge comeback. It was helped in part when the outstanding Ardie Savea was sinbinned in the final five minutes.

Earlier in the game Otago prop Reggie Goodes made this barnstorming run, breaking the line with great acceleration then steamrolling the attempted tackle from winger Tony Ensor.

Seeing the big guy in full flight was awesome, but the angle he took and the way he dealt with the – admittedly very brave – Ensor made the moment even more enjoyable to watch.

After all, these type of mismatches are what makes rugby so unique. And sometimes painful.

Watch extended highlights of this great match on the next page

credit: NZAUTV Rugby Union

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3 Comments

  • drg
    12:20 PM 19/09/2015

    Nice run by the big man!

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  • 1:16 AM 19/09/2015

    Well Luc that's because the tacklers head is not at the ball carriers waist level a la Sinclair. Jebb didn't raise his elbow elbow to the tacklers head. If u watch goodes he also follows thru with a bent arm just like Sinclair, the tacklers head position is the difference. That said I'm sick of Brian spanton, Canadian commentator, 1980's attitude towards the game.

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  • luc
    10:59 PM 18/09/2015

    Yeah well that Jebb Sinclair card was overly harsh. He did elbow the tackler in the face, and seemed to swing his arm leading with the elbow a little bit, but in the end it looked bad just because the tackler was in such an awkward position, both very low and leaning backwards. In this case Goodes leads with the shoulder, then does push the tackler off with the forearm but is in no way swinging his arm or having his elbow anywhere close to the tackler's face. So not only do you compare to a very bad call, but both situations also have very little in common.

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