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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Robbie Fleck punches Ben Cohen

Springboks vs England 2002 at Twickenham. One of the games that tarnished the Boks reputation. If it wasn't Robbie, it was Corne, but here Robbie Fleck gets in a cheap shot on Ben Cohen. The ref decided that it wasn't worthy of a yellow card for some reason.

Cohen takes it on the chin, literally, and walks off. Good on him. I suppose it wasn't the best punch in the world, especially considering Robbie is right handed!




  • ...and he deserved it. The English were nothing but a bunch of daisies that day. Corne Krige? Did what he had to do when Martin Johnson was choking him to the point of passing out. Leave it to the English media to show the UK only what THEY want to see.

    By Blogger Benjamin, at February 23, 2007 3:37 am  

  • To be honest whether he deserved it or not doesnt matter the fact is he punched Cohen.......pretty lame punch tbh!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 23, 2007 3:49 pm  

  • Thats not a punch! You call that a punch??

    By Anonymous Dino, at February 27, 2007 9:54 pm  

  • dat wos a crap punch and england were a bunch of daisys bak then were they thats y we beat u southern hemispphere lot every yr

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 04, 2007 12:54 pm  

  • http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/graphics/rugbyworldcup2003/2003.jpg

    "daisies" or not, they still won the world cup :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 08, 2007 1:51 pm  

  • pure and simple england wer by far da best bk den nd da onli way any1 in da southern hemishpere could get bk at us was wiv cheap punch's nd elbows! nd dey wer girly hits anyways

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 18, 2007 5:39 pm  

  • What the hell did the post above say?

    Do you suffer from severe learning difficulties? Did your mother drink during her pregnancy? Because that right there is anything but English.

    10 million sperms and you were the quickest?

    By Blogger Chris, at March 27, 2007 2:42 pm  

  • Yeah I have to agree with Chris. What was he on about?? Typical Anonymous... come on guys, use your real name on here, or at least a nickname!

    By Blogger G, at March 27, 2007 3:59 pm  

  • HAAAAA look how scared robbie fleck looks after he punches Cohen, he thinks Cohen is going to knock him out.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2007 4:35 pm  

  • did the commentator say "stupid tackle there.....etc" ??? if he did that tackle was totally legal....so i dunno!

    By Anonymous Bob, at May 25, 2007 7:50 pm  

  • sorry...i just saw the first comment on this post. what a ridiculous comment by benjamin. daises?? england won a world cup off the back of their hard nosed defence, the ability to starve the opposition of possession and a menacing pack of forward which surpassed all in world rugby. hardly daises.

    and yes johnson was choking corne..a deplorable act. no denying that. but have you conviently forgot how jonny wilkonson was cynically tackled very very late, causing him permanent injury. that was no pay back, just unadulterated cheating and violence. that match was a disgrace to south african rugby, something which i usually admire so highly having toured the country as a school boy.

    and how was it deserved!?...the 'daises' put down a huge tackle after a good chase and won the ball in the contact on the ground. in frustration he took a swipe at cohen..and as someone has remarked a pretty lame on at that.

    i have no doubt nowadys SA are a more physical, simply better side than england. but back then...we certainly were no daises thats for sure...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 06, 2007 10:27 pm  

  • just a few points England won the wc, beat SA 50-3 that day, beat NZ in their own backyard which the nz papers said was "impossible", beat aus home and away won all the tests, and the only thing sa can do is give a nice bloke (ben c)a little slap- cheap shot or what benjamin?chris? England till i die!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 26, 2007 6:19 pm  

  • Benjamin you bell end that was on youtube with a south african commentator, it had fuck all to do with english media! English want to see a decent game of rugby, that punch was totally uncalled for and it was such a crap punch just proving (along with Corne Kriges elbow which was weak as piss!) that the south africans that day were hte daisies!

    By Anonymous Bob, at July 10, 2007 4:45 pm  

  • He said 'super tackle'.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 21, 2007 5:04 am  

  • Robbie should have hit him again harder.the english are nothing but moaners,they spoil SPORT!When they win you never hear the end of it,when they lose you dont hear from them.they a bunch of wankers.Come on the boks 2007

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 30, 2007 12:31 pm  

  • "england wer by far da best bk den nd da onli way any1 in da southern hemishpere could get bk at us was wiv cheap punch's nd elbows! nd dey wer girly hits anyways"

    What on earth's that about?
    Is your keyboard broken?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 03, 2007 1:54 pm  

  • this is to the last 2 anonymous posts:
    you a bit sad aren't u just cus you cant sort out your own arguement skills you say that he should have punched him again and also what was the bit about when we lose we dont say anything ,cus after we lose there is usaually a big arguement about whether or not we will be able to defend the wc, oh yeah and yet another cheap shot by calling us wankers-

    and also this is to the last one: that isn't even having a go at someone thats just rubbish...

    p.s. (2nd last comment) you are clearly a bad loser just from making that crap point

    By Anonymous matt n, at August 06, 2007 6:37 pm  

  • it was a pretty poor punch. lol. i think he expected him to go done aswell!

    By Anonymous phill, at August 14, 2007 8:52 pm  

  • PATHETIC! Is the only word for it! And I would have said that if it was an Englishman giving the punch - there's no room for that sort of thing in sport!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 15, 2007 7:23 pm  

  • the worst punch ever

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 12, 2007 8:06 pm  

  • My sister punches better than robbie fleck!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 21, 2007 1:18 am  

  • Shows why Saffas don't produce any decent boxers, if this is labelled a punch!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 30, 2007 10:08 pm  

  • Not best punch but Cohen didn't care (TCUP). I'm a big fan of South African rugby and even though i'm a Scot i have to say that what the Boks did on that day was completely out of hand. Some of the stuff they did on that day should never be seen again on a rugby pitch. They went out there to maim the English players. Simple fact is it was premeditated and Both Krige and Straueli the (then) coach have to take a large portion of the blame.

    By Anonymous AbbyNo7, at December 16, 2007 3:54 pm  

  • Makes me sad.. A lame ass punch btw..

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 16, 2008 1:26 am  

  • to the person who is telling everyone that tey should put a nick name ... I can't!!!!!

    I dont know what a URL is!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 30, 2008 3:13 pm  

  • If England didnt keep composed that day, it would of turned into a mass brawl. South Africa did not turn up to play proper rugby that day. Thay came to beat England up.

    to the anon above me, u can just put ur name, not the the URL.

    By Anonymous Angus, at April 05, 2008 1:41 pm  

  • Really do not get why Fleck punched Cohen. If it was for no reason (I think that's completely false)a red card is in my mind.Disgraceful from Fleck.

    By Anonymous Ben, at May 01, 2008 5:12 pm  

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