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Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday Funnies - The Five Second Rule

While the Women's World Cup kicked off today, there was a bit of interesting debate and one or two rude comments about it in a previous post. Here is a funny clip that shows that whether you're male or female, rugby isn't for sissies.

It comes from a rather wet and miserable ITM Cup game last weekend between Bay of Plenty and Auckland at a muddy Mt Maunganui, a low scoring game which Auckland won 11-6.

This clip shows how Bay of Plenty flyhalf Phil Burleigh securely caught a high ball as he called for the mark, which caused his gumguard to pop out and onto the muddy surface. Undeterred, he picked it up, wasn’t in the least bit bothered about wiping it off, and shoved it right back from whence it came. Remember the five second rule.

This type of thing probably does happen more often than we realise, but the cameras and commentary captured it nicely, so it provides a pretty funny moment in what was otherwise a rather dull game.

This weekend should be more exciting though – the Top 14 continues with round 2, the ITM Cup has already started, the Women’s World Cup got underway earlier today, there’s Currie Cup games tonight, and then tomorrow is the big one as South Africa host New Zealand at Soccer City in Soweto in front of 90 000 people.

Have a good weekend and if you enjoyed this video, please tweet it, share it on Facebook, or just send the link to your friends. Please also check out the new RD Cares section, which aims to help create awareness for severely injured rugby players around the world. Cheers!



  • Haha classic! :)

    By Anonymous Laz, at August 20, 2010 4:13 pm  

  • The 'like' button seems to not like RD at the moment. I'll get that fixed asap.

    By Blogger RD, at August 20, 2010 4:47 pm  

  • Hi RD, i was wondering if you guys were aware that sarugby.com is lifting videos off your website without (as far as i can see, providing any credit to this site) I am not sure if you have some agreement with them but i thought i'd highlight it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 20, 2010 5:18 pm  

  • Conspiracy against SARU ^^^^^

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 20, 2010 5:36 pm  

  • Done it soooo many times myself...

    By Anonymous Gilles68116, at August 20, 2010 5:38 pm  

  • This is too old school, not close enough to a soccer player for the modern game. Therefore a three week ban is to be issued.

    By Anonymous Citing Commissioner, at August 20, 2010 6:12 pm  

  • They do mention :

    "Our friends over at RugbyDump.com collect some of the coolest rugby video on the interwebs, and – naturally – share it with us."

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 20, 2010 6:15 pm  

  • SH commentators are so much more interesting and funny than our commentators :/

    By Anonymous Phil, at August 20, 2010 6:19 pm  

  • Yeah don't stress - I selected that video to be placed up there. Maybe we can work on extra branding though somehow.

    Thanks for the heads up anyway

    By Blogger RD, at August 20, 2010 6:23 pm  

  • Haha classic! Been there, done that.

    By Anonymous Joost, at August 20, 2010 7:12 pm  

  • ...is there something special about this? I mean my gumguard always pops out and I just put it back in, what's wrong with it?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 20, 2010 9:46 pm  

  • the never ending question: where was his mouthguard? XD

    By Anonymous italianscrummy, at August 20, 2010 10:26 pm  

  • Oh my God. It touched the ground. That is so disgusting I think I might get sick all over the place. That commentator wasn't overreacting at all.

    By Anonymous Kearney for tests, at August 20, 2010 10:28 pm  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2010 12:18 am  

  • Considering its a game where you can get other peoples blood on you, their sweat in your mouth, their spit on you, mud in your mouth....and generally not a 'clean' sort of game, im surprised the commentator really made any issue.... :-/

    By Anonymous Tommo, at August 21, 2010 12:58 am  

  • you can get aids like that. also from eating bushmeat.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2010 2:17 am  

  • To the anonymous telling on sarugby.com
    do you have nothing better to do with your time than be a douche.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2010 2:23 am  

  • I heard some Japie farted once in a ruck too. Unbelievable. Suspensions needed until Rugby cleans up its act.

    Perhaps they can get League's Hopoate in as a consultant to help with the cleanup.

    By Anonymous Gordon Bennett, at August 21, 2010 3:31 am  

  • all the citing commissioner jokes are getting super old i laughed at the first 3 now they're just stupid

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2010 4:45 am  

  • you guys wear gum guards?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2010 7:12 am  

  • it is really early in the uk but have the all blacks played south africa yet

    By Anonymous rosh, at August 21, 2010 8:42 am  

  • Lol this happens all the time. Have no idea why the commentators even deem it worthy of mention.

    Do they usually commentate on ballet or something?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2010 8:55 am  

  • I'm not really sure what to say. Of course you're going to put it in your mouth. It's only mud. You're rolling around in it anyway.

    By Anonymous Andy, at August 21, 2010 2:18 pm  

  • Well, I found it fairly amusing anyway.

    By Anonymous Greiffel, at August 21, 2010 2:23 pm  

  • 'Greiffel said...
    Well, I found it fairly amusing anyway.'

    I dont think anyone was denying it was fairly amusing, i think its more that the commentators seemed to actually question what he did which was the talking point....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 21, 2010 6:26 pm  

  • love it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 22, 2010 1:37 am  

  • haha good old rugby!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 22, 2010 8:24 pm  

  • Great to see that being a hard-ass still exists.

    Compare this to a sign that rock and roll is dead.

    The Kings of Leon cancelled a show because a bird crapped into the mouth of the bassist.

    A good rocker would have grabbed the bottle of vodka behind the amp and rinsed his mouth out.

    A great rocker would have just swallowed it and moved on.

    Ozzy would have gargled and smiled.

    Keith Richards would have let it dry on his lip, scrape the resulting powder into a pile, and then snorted it.

    By Anonymous cheyanqui, at August 26, 2010 6:32 pm  

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