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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Phillip Burger insane dive

Phillip Burger is a showoff. There's no doubt about it. Before last years Currie Cup, he was an absolute nobody. A talented Sevens player who would sometimes start on the bench for the Cheetahs.

Until he started doing this ridiculous dive. Now, he's getting noticed.

Amazingly, and to give him some credit, he's started showing some excellent form to go with that huge ego of his.

On the weekend he came out with a ridiculous hairstyle that I'd rather not talk about. Check out the way he scored this try though. The boy definitly likes the attention.



  • all south africans are egotists tho, and diving @#~!$

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 31, 2007 1:11 am  

  • Thats the dumbest comment I've seen in a while. Sometimes I wonder about the age of the guests on here...

    By Anonymous G, at March 31, 2007 9:55 am  

  • Yes that did strike me as a little harsh.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 05, 2007 2:13 pm  

  • is that not deemed dangerous by the refs?! i mean his boots are head height when he does that.........i think its cool though, but i was wondering whether he could get warned for dangerous play or something?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 11, 2007 7:36 pm  

  • There is currently no law for self-inflicted dangerous play, except on the Lineout (lifters are responsible for bringing the jumper down).

    However, the referees could ding him for 10.4(k) -- Acts Contrary to Good Sportsmanship. If a ref did that, the SANZAR would never give him another match. Also, you'd be cracking down on all the other showboating, which SANZAR is unlikely to do.

    Personally, I think they should self-regulate this masepoes. Next time he jumps in the air, a opponent should just take a hit and helicopter his ass. Maybe after he spends 2 years rehabbing himself, he'll aprpeciate some humility.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 22, 2007 5:12 pm  

  • what a showoff....but he did get some decent height!

    By Anonymous Jack Orpin, at April 30, 2007 11:18 pm  

  • What a chop!!!

    Can't stand it when people do this kinda thing.

    By Anonymous strangelostboy, at May 27, 2007 3:45 pm  

  • I'm guessing that anonymous who called Burger a mase*oes is a bulls supporter. Only someone who had to endure 4 tries against them by the same player in the same season would have mindless one eyed view to call him such a name. Anyway... I think Burger is one of the most talented and under-rated players in South Africa. It is sad that he is playing in a position that is mostly reserved for the quota system. The fact that Chavanga, Paulse and Willemse got selected above him just goes to show that the future looks bleak for the springboks. I loved the way we thrashed England this past weekend and it shows the guts and determination of the current squad to perform at such a level even though all the political bullsh1t is flying about just above their heads. I'd put a thousand bucks on it that Philip Burger packs his bags at the end of the season and heads of to play in Europe somewhere. He can make twice the amount of money he is currently earning and the selectors have sent him a clear political message.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 28, 2007 8:14 pm  

  • if he comes to europe that ego of his is gonna get his jaw broken. nothing against south africans in general but that man is a prick, if he broke his neck he'd deserve it, and it would keep the crowd happy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 29, 2007 11:53 am  

  • Lighten Up!! Philip Burger is just having a bit of fun. He loves the game, and he makes it exiting to watch. You do not know him, he is the most unassuming, humble person on the planet.

    By Blogger Cheetah Cub, at June 01, 2007 8:41 am  

  • holly cow. that was a nice try and its gd to see rugby players score in style. but i dont like the kid!

    By Anonymous lil G, at June 04, 2007 8:03 pm  

  • ahahaha the guy who left the huge comment took things way too far.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 07, 2007 8:02 am  

  • mad shiet!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 08, 2007 5:46 am  

  • Ha h aja the okes a doos, but it was quite tight! owns have to admit, as for the comment that all saffirs are egotisits i rate u go suck some c@#K your just jealous we steal all your woman,

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 20, 2007 4:47 am  

  • typical south africans, think they r all that. bit like bakkies botha, johnson wud have smahsed his head in, like some1 will hopefully do at world cup. My bet jerry collins.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 21, 2007 10:56 pm  

  • he is enjoying the game and showing off at the same time, as long as he doesnt f*ck up the try then whats the big deal, let him enjoy it, he is in the public eye and he is making the most of it!!!

    By Anonymous Craig, at July 04, 2007 6:39 pm  

  • I was lucky enough to train with Phil Burger during the Dubai 7's. He is the quickest player I have shared a park with and has the skills to match - even during training he couldn't help but show off his pace and skills - and I would do the same if I had them!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 06, 2007 9:24 pm  

  • he has some skill but he looks a lil' cocky to me...and to people who say that its only s. africans who do stuff like that..i think they're just jealous cuz of sum reason..tut tut tut

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 06, 2007 9:30 pm  

  • i hope someone tackles him when he is flying high up in the air

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 10, 2007 5:44 pm  

  • if i cud do tht i wud

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 13, 2007 12:25 pm  

  • I think the guy who left the large comment has a bit too much time on his hands.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 16, 2007 11:19 pm  

  • If you've got flaunt it..and if you can - do it! He is young and has talent and still enjoys the game - what a pleasure! Stop being old farts.

    By Anonymous Just a Fan, at July 19, 2007 3:19 pm  

  • ridiculous, would have been great if he'd sprained or broke his wrist or something, still he's got flair

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 31, 2007 6:19 am  

  • I think that was pure adrenaline...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 06, 2007 10:21 pm  

  • It isn't worth it losing that try if it was a knock on

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 18, 2007 8:28 am  

  • oh, let him have his fun. as long as he only has the potential to hurt himself. He'll grow out of it

    By Blogger mauman, at October 21, 2007 12:40 pm  

  • maybe when he dislocates his shoulder he'll be a bit more sensible, tit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 27, 2007 1:39 pm  

  • ive scored a try somewhat similar to this but without the height and it was a cartwheel. I have been told by my coach that you can get done by the ref for dangerous play (studs in air) so don't think ill be trying that anymore!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 29, 2007 12:57 am  

  • Great to see.

    However, is it illegal to tackle him when he does that? On one hand you're tackling a bloke in the air, but on the other hand, if I remember correctly, it's illegal for the player with the ball to jump into the tackle...

    By Anonymous hamish m, at December 24, 2007 4:39 pm  

  • Awesome dive. I tryed it but failed. Miserably

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 09, 2008 8:47 pm  

  • a mate of mine flipped over the line in a sevens match a while ago and the try was disallowed for "showboating".. somehting to do with raising his legs over his head but im not sure.. :S

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 18, 2008 11:57 am  

  • haha spectacular dive, but is it really something to praise him about? When he was risking himself an injury, or worse the try for his team?

    However it is the try he that should be remembered, skillfully set up, great pace and vision. Nice try!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 30, 2008 1:33 am  

  • What an idiot

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 30, 2008 3:47 pm  

  • looks like something out of the american football

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 31, 2008 4:28 pm  

  • haha what a fanny!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 01, 2008 1:02 am  

  • u will not hurt yourself rolling like that!!!that is how people role when u do parkour!!!! i love beaning south african!!! one day i will be playing for them!!!!

    By Blogger dirk house, at February 01, 2008 6:43 pm  

  • u will not hurt yourself rolling like that!!!that is how people role when u do parkour!!!! i love beaning south african!!! one day i will be playing for them!!!!

    By Blogger dirk house, at February 01, 2008 6:43 pm  

  • waw! That's amazing!

    But i think it's stupid.
    He has the time to ga a litte bit closer to the center so the kicker had a more easy kick...

    Luckily he didn't get injured and hopefully the coach says something about it..

    and it was a team effort ....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 10, 2008 5:15 pm  

  • hi this dive is crazy and ive seen people break ribs doing things like it. but granted it does gain attention like toby flood he did a dive just like this and hes starting all the time now.

    By Anonymous Lewis clarke, at March 16, 2008 11:01 pm  

  • good on the kid if u have the chance to show off do it as long as u dont mess it up its alright

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 28, 2008 12:08 am  

  • Don't really like showboating in rugby but he scored a try and can do whatever the hell he wants....at least he doesn't showboat like NFL players...NFL players showboating take it way over the top but that's another story

    By Anonymous kvt, at April 03, 2008 1:08 am  

  • look at the centre (no 13) after the try, he puts his hands up for a high five n Burgers like 'Sod off!!', so he looks like he was just goin in for the hug. Funny stuff. It looks good but he could really hurt himself doin that. It would be so funny if he dropped it, like other people do in other vids on here...

    By Anonymous MH999, at April 03, 2008 11:42 pm  

  • at first i would say its stupid but reading all these comments has altered my take on things.....i think the point about getting yourself noticed is a good one...cos if u got it,flaunt it...also it ws most lykly complete spur of the moment.nice try and a fantastic prospect i hope..

    By Anonymous the mighty stef, at May 01, 2008 12:57 pm  

  • what a nerd....
    cant wait til someone knocks some sense in to him

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 20, 2008 12:43 am  

  • whats wrong with showing off? he is clearly a great rugby player, and if he would have just grounded it, the try would have just looked like another try. burgers efforts made the try. its not unfair, or showing any disrespect to his opponents, and it was fantastic to watch.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 07, 2008 5:23 pm  

  • hahaha that boy got hops!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 12, 2008 12:48 pm  

  • look at this beautifull try of philip burger for USAP vs munster


    the perpignan USAP supporters now call him "beep beep"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 18, 2009 11:57 am  

  • the guys just enjoying his rugby, why not, it gave us something to talk about and it would have been funny as hell if he injured himself playing around

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 16, 2010 3:44 am  

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