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Thursday, July 03, 2008

Paddy Wallace puts in a nice hit on Berrick Barnes

Ulsterman Paddy Wallace put in this great hit on Wallaby center Berrick Barnes in the recent test between Ireland and Australia in Melbourne.

While Barnes was a little off balance after the kick and Wallace hit him from the side, the impact was pretty good and it looked great for the fan sitting at home in the comfort and safety of his armchair.

Wallace is listed as weighing roughly ten kilograms less than young Barnes. That fact alone makes the hit good to see as we love seeing the little guy step up and take on the bigger challenge. That said, Barnes only weighs 90kg's so he's no monster himself.

While the game took place a couple of weeks ago, this is one of the clips that we didn't manage to stick up at the time. We have plenty more on the way from games past and present, so stick around here on Rugbydump. With us, every day is a rugby day, so check back often as we bring you the best clips from the rugby world on a daily basis.



  • Aye its feels good when you catch somebody like that with their feet off the ground! Nice and easy!

    By Anonymous iain, at July 04, 2008 12:50 am  

  • Aye is that all I thought it was gonna be a proper hit. I was still waiting for it when the ref blew the whistle

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 04, 2008 1:41 am  

  • No place for a waterpolo cap in rugby anyway. He had it coming.

    By Anonymous Shaft, at July 04, 2008 3:03 am  

  • good smack he got there. paddy wallace doesn't seem to be the biggest but a solid effort there

    looking forward to seeing more RD

    By Anonymous halfback999, at July 04, 2008 3:50 am  

  • not much weight behind Wallace but good technique and good hit

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 04, 2008 5:21 am  

  • good hit by paddy, and it was impresive to see barnsey still keeping his eye on the ball, but a great hit considering he is only around 80 kg

    By Anonymous Chazza, at July 04, 2008 6:31 am  

  • i spose that hit is good compared to the rest of the irish game. berrick barnes weighs about 4 kilos ringing wet im pretty sure the referee could have made that tackle.

    By Anonymous richo, at July 04, 2008 8:11 am  

  • richo didnt you read it barnes is heavier that Wallace that was the cool thing

    By Anonymous Chazza, at July 04, 2008 9:29 am  

  • I really didn't rate Wallace until the tour. He really impressed me in defence and attack. His defensive work vs Ma'a Nonu was brilliant, he tackled him with ease all match. Good kicker and distributour aswell

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 04, 2008 12:44 pm  

  • I know a lot of people lie about these thngs but Paddy lives 2 doors down from me in Belfast.

    Go me!!

    By Anonymous Ross, at July 04, 2008 1:05 pm  

  • Paddy went from being a weakness to an asset over the two weeks. The pass to Kearney in the Oz match that made BOD's try was excellent, as was his defence in both tests.

    By Anonymous MunsterMan, at July 04, 2008 1:07 pm  

  • never rated paddy before this tour. but if you had never watched irish rugby before and were asked which centre was the experienced, former worlds best 13 and which was the inconsitent non-player...

    i think if wallace can keep working on his game, with the rise of earls, cave and fitzgerald to come, its looking like bye bye bod at the minute.

    By Anonymous diarm, at July 04, 2008 1:12 pm  

  • BOD looks like hes hammered half the time, he always plays even when he is injured ireland should give him a rest and so should leinster he plays the full 80 mins of all games, and he looks so tired give him a vacation

    By Anonymous Ozster, at July 04, 2008 1:49 pm  

  • Shaft good one mate !

    By Anonymous Chales, at July 04, 2008 3:15 pm  

  • Ohh and RD it says on the IRB website that Berrick Barnes weighs 87 kg and paddy wallace weighs 86kg

    By Anonymous Chazza, at July 04, 2008 3:22 pm  

  • sadly this is the only clip from the game of his excellent defence. was also evident during the abs match. should have won both!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 04, 2008 5:48 pm  

  • Shows you wat good technique can do for you in a tackle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 04, 2008 9:06 pm  

  • RugbyDump
    Is there any chance of seeing some of Tony Buckleys work during the New Zealand game??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 05, 2008 2:05 pm  

  • Anonymous above ^...
    I hope not!

    Use the requests section in future mate. You're more likely to get an official answer that way.

    By Anonymous Shaft, at July 06, 2008 12:26 am  

  • Shaft,
    I came 3 wks too late for the waterpolo comment -- brilliant

    By Blogger Cheyanquí, at July 24, 2008 9:58 pm  

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