I mentioned that it made me chuckle at the time, but here’s big Cliffy’s first try from last weekend which followed an awesome tackle on one of the harder nuts of Saffa rugby – AJ Venter. No prize for guessing the two words that went through Ndungane’s mind as he saw the 19 stone Palu steaming for him on the line. The fullback Terblanche had sensibly got out of the fµcking way.
I also like the quote from the man himself about the hit:
“I was struggling to have a good hit the last couple of weeks so it was something I’ve been working on with Kissy (Waratahs defensive coach Les Kiss) to get in a good position to really ice somebody,” Palu said.
“It was good, AJ just patted me on the back after so I don’t think I hurt him.”
Another thing to watch for in the clip is the work by Burgess at the ruck. No looking up and around (Sheehan), no taking little steps sideways (Gregan), just quick flat passes into the bread-basket. You can see why I’m getting overheated about the guy.
Thanks to Rugbydump for the clip