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The Tuesday Top 5

The Tuesday Top 5

Welcome back to Super Rugby. During the Wallabies series we found out there actually was an interest in the game – huge crowds and high TV ratings. Then we come back to Super Rugby and it seems that people turn off again. The crowd attendances are back down and ratings poor.  Do people just not find the game interesting? Well they don’t know what they are missing. We have cut back all the peripheral garbage and focused on the rugby. The 30 (at times 29 or 28) guys out on the field playing actual rugby. And you know what? It’s pretty bloody good.

For something a little different this week we have taken the best/worst/funny/odd bits from the games on the weekend and put them all together in one place for your viewing pleasure. No refereeing, no TMO, just rugby.

Enjoy!

Show ‘em the gas!

Speed. Pure speed, skill and the occasional cloak of invisibility rendering defenders blind, there were some awesome tries this round.

Teflon

Pfft … Folau

Giraffe on the loose

Pure gas

Anyone else playing?

DHP Bullet Train

Speed … I am Speed

Road Runner … Meep Meep

You tackle the bloke with the ball …

What tackle?

Thieves in the night

Stealthy, quick and a bit lucky. We had some stunning intercepts on Friday night.

The juggler

I’ll take that thanks!

So close, yet so far!

You put in all the effort, make the run, can almost taste the glory of the try – only for it to be halted dead by a loose ball or desperate defender.

Screw you Cheika!

Damn you Barrett!

Try your luck, you never know

There are some plays in the game that just work, even though they probably shouldn’t. Who says luck has nothing to do with it?

You ain’t Ronaldo

Speculator of the week

Oh dear!

You know those moments you wish you could do over? There were a few of those over the weekend!

Pick the man

Line out stupidity

Try Assist

And Finally …

This final piece of footage needed a category all of its own, as it pretty much fits into all of the above. It has incredible speed, a sneaky thief, a pass that was so close, yet so far, a player trying his luck and a definite “Oh Dear” moment. And the result was one of the most awesome pieces of rugby I’ve seen in a while.

  • John Tynan

    Two thumbs up, MST’s! The Sunwolves did everything they could to lose, and still won! Whereas the Reds did everything to lose and, well,….

    • cantab

      how ‘good’ was that quick line out throw.

  • Brumby Runner

    Folau Faingaa has a decent turn of pace hasn’t he. Thought he could have been given 10 -15 minutes in one of the tests. Probably the one match suspension he was serving put him behind BPA at the start of the series.

    • Pedro

      He’s suddenly throwing really well too.

  • John R

    Is there a compilation of TJ being told to bugger off by the ref? That’d be quality viewing as well aye.

  • Nutta

    Well done. Good gear. Timely and great pitching.

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