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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Brian O'Driscoll rib breaker on Clement Poitrenaud

Ireland haven't had a whole lot to cheer about during this World Cup. Their performances have been anything but inspired, with narrow victories over minnow sides, and then a significant loss to hosts France.

One thing worth seeing though is this clip of captain Brian O'Driscoll's big rib tickler tackle on French fullback Clement Pointrenaud. A great textbook tackle, showing that you can hit hard while still tackling legally.

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  • hard hit by O'driscoll. Pointrenaud wasnt ready for that at all. What did he think O'Driscoll would just let him run past??

    By Anonymous lobes, at September 26, 2007 5:07 pm  

  • Ouch! Population: You, Bro!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 26, 2007 6:32 pm  

  • i definite sore one there !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 26, 2007 9:52 pm  

  • Nice tackle... ouch

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 26, 2007 11:28 pm  

  • for some reason he lifts his arms as he tries to go past him and that exposes his torso and ribs, giving O'Driscoll a huge target to hit. if he'd gone into the contact with better technique he wouldn't have gotten such a walloping.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 27, 2007 12:12 am  

  • The music on the background of the video link above (Totor) proves that the French only refuse to use English to hassle the POMs.

    They have no problem using English language stuff if it sucks, like this band (or Jerry Lewis, Michael Jackson, or Woody Allen for that matter)

    So much for Chabal's "We're in France, we speak French"!

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at September 27, 2007 1:45 am  

  • Two hits, BOD hitting you, your ass hitting the deck!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 27, 2007 3:05 am  

  • Excellent tackle!
    pure technic, no malice there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 27, 2007 3:28 am  

  • let's see this guy against the pumas... north hemisphere rugby doesn't exist,, tri nations rules the world of rugby, and olso love the pumas now,, this guys play with their hearts...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 27, 2007 6:20 am  

  • Dude, O'Driscoll is the shiiiiite. For my money, the best outside in the world.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 27, 2007 7:46 am  

  • stuiped french poofter he jumped into the tackle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 28, 2007 11:30 pm  

  • haha bod best centre in world rugby. playing against any opposition. YES EVEN THE SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE TITANS. if anything he steps up his game then. and this is from an englishman! .....and the french are twats. :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 29, 2007 1:22 am  

  • poor o'driscoll. has made quite a few of these tackles in this WC but no chance to really do anything going forward.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at September 29, 2007 9:04 pm  

  • hello

    By Anonymous ken craig, at October 05, 2007 6:23 pm  

  • wow me bein a full back that scared me hell of a takle tho not suprisin O'driscells a quality player

    By Anonymous Bobby #15, at October 15, 2007 9:48 pm  

  • great tackle he was realli d only player who was doin d country proud in that world cup.fair play he never gave up no matter hw much they were down..

    By Anonymous mullifer, at December 16, 2007 3:32 pm  

  • the stupid twat tried to jump into the tackle and just got crunched

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 03, 2008 10:30 pm  

  • nice to see BOD not taking a massive hit but supplying one

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 31, 2008 7:00 pm  

  • nice to see BOD not taking a massive hit but supplying one

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 31, 2008 7:00 pm  

  • nice to see BOD not taking a massive hit but supplying one

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 31, 2008 7:00 pm  

  • he lifts his arms up so that he can offload out of the tackle, he doesn't want to get them wrapped up in there and get done. that having been said, you've gotta back yourself to be strong in the tackle to at least break round to get the ball out and that was never gunna happen with a hit like that. that's gotta hurt

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 03, 2008 12:48 am  

  • He hit him while offsides. I notice nobody is bitching about the 'legality' of tackles when BOD isn't the one in a heap on the ground . . . .

    By Anonymous Boz, at March 04, 2009 6:44 am  

  • Mmmm.... it was a tap and go just how is O'Driscoll offside? unlike Umanga's cheap shot when the ball was gone.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 19, 2009 4:40 pm  

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