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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Digby Ioane's try and unbelievable celebration against the Bulls

The Queensland Reds and the Bulls played a fantastic game of Super Rugby earlier, with the Reds winning it 39-30. Digby Ioane scored a nice try after a great chase, and had an even better celebration.

The game was packed with skill, with Quade Cooper marshalling his troops well from ten, pulling out his usual bag of tricks, which included one inside flick in particular.

The moment everyone will be talking about though was when winger Digby Ioane sprinted down the wing, easily beating Morne Steyn and Pierre Spies, to then dive on the ball and score.

What followed was what is apparently known in break dancing circles as a spinning top/handspin/UFO/cricket/whirlwind, and probably a few other names. Experts feel free to chime in with the correct term for it. Whatever it's called, it was sensational.

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134 Comments:

  • first!!

    By Blogger Madflyhalf, at April 16, 2011 2:02 pm  

  • Kids, don't try this at home!!!

    hahaha!!! Wonderful Reds!

    By Blogger Madflyhalf, at April 16, 2011 2:02 pm  

  • Brilliant!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 2:08 pm  

  • I love the aussie commentators :)

    By Anonymous Russell, at April 16, 2011 2:09 pm  

  • its the turtle!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 2:24 pm  

  • One man's "sensational" is another man's "idiotic".

    But I suppose that us haters always gon' hate, so whatever.

    Nice try, though.

    By Anonymous orange, at April 16, 2011 2:37 pm  

  • No place for that in the sport I love

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 2:42 pm  

  • Spies had him for pace.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 2:42 pm  

  • How is that the 'caterpillar'???!!

    By Anonymous JJ, at April 16, 2011 2:43 pm  

  • Sennnnnnsaaaational :D

    There's nothing wrong with them having some fun, enjoying their rugby, and showing a bit of character! Much needed in today's age of professionalism.

    By Anonymous Benson, at April 16, 2011 2:53 pm  

  • Good try great celebration!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 2:56 pm  

  • How many people have tried to do that since watching this video?

    By Anonymous (u-p)rick, at April 16, 2011 2:57 pm  

  • Haha brilliant... Ioane, you deserve a spot in the Wallabies, maybe at centre and fight for the 13 shirt with Rob Horne...

    Cause the back three is conquered by Mitchell-O'Connor-Ashley Cooper!

    Totally changed my mind regarding the post tries celebration...

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at April 16, 2011 3:02 pm  

  • Benson's right!
    Come on, ok they're professionist, but they're also 20-25 yo guys who loves what they do, especially when it works well!

    BTW, The Reds have the most simple and effective attack in the whole S15!
    No great structures, no planned tactics, just a modern and smart rugby: well talented players attack the line, and move the defenders, once they've moved, the attackers runs great line where the defenders are worse positioned.

    They find gaps and mid-gaps, and break the line.

    Smart, simple and effective!

    And QC plays a key role, because while dancing in front of the defence, looking what to do, defence stops for a split second, in that time, with a brilliant decision making and good support runners, they usually find the right space where play the ball.

    Reds rugby must be teached to childrden

    By Blogger Madflyhalf, at April 16, 2011 3:02 pm  

  • Come on mate, this is rugby! Its a noble and humble pursuit!

    You arent a soccer player!

    Its your job to play rugby and score tries. You dont see plumbers dancing around like idiots about a toilet well unclogged. And im sure they do a better and more usefull job of it too.

    Keep the dancing for nightclubs.

    By Anonymous dr, at April 16, 2011 3:05 pm  

  • I don't see the excitement?

    Welcome to football/soccer, circa 1993.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 3:22 pm  

  • Cmon dont need to attack him, hes just having a bit of fun, its not like he does it every game.

    Anyway, I'd like to see you score a try like that in front of 30,000 fans then walk back to the halfway line like nothing even happened

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 3:24 pm  

  • Grow up Dr.

    no need to spoil the fun.

    By Anonymous patient, at April 16, 2011 3:33 pm  

  • Gotta love the celebration! No harm done, just a guy who loves what he's doing...

    By Anonymous Sander, at April 16, 2011 3:35 pm  

  • Reasons why football fans make fun of rugby. People getting excited about an average crowd of 30,000 and some breakdancing.

    Check Youtube, there's about 50,000 videos of footballers doing this, from Morocco to Sweden to Spain to England.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 3:36 pm  

  • "Check Youtube, there's about 50,000 videos of footballers doing this, from Morocco to Sweden to Spain to England."

    That's like saying poms shouldn't get excited when they see a try up there because we get them every 5 seconds in the SH.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 3:58 pm  

  • 'That's like saying poms shouldn't get excited when they see a try up there because we get them every 5 seconds in the SH.'

    That's like saying SH fans shouldn't get excited when they see a decent defence down there because we get them every 5 seconds in the NH.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:05 pm  

  • Reasons why football fans make fun of rugby. People getting excited about an average crowd of 30,000 and some breakdancing.

    Check Youtube, there's about 50,000 videos of footballers doing this, from Morocco to Sweden to Spain to England.

    ------

    But SOCCER is a shit sport played by malnourished fags.

    The so called world game is oblivious in half the world. And Most Swedes prefer to watch Ice Hockey.

    Here's a list of countries where Soccer isn't number one, or even number 2 or 3.

    America, Canada, Venezuela, Guyana, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, PNG(hell, lets say all the Pacific Islands), Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, India, China, Japan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Montenegro, Finland, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, Ethiopia and arguebly a few other nations.

    Those nations make up more than half the worlds population.

    Get back in your hole. Soccer is a sport of immense faggotry. It's the Britney Spears of the sporting world. All that fame and money counts for nothing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:06 pm  

  • "That's like saying poms shouldn't get excited when they see a try up there because we get them every 5 seconds in the SH."

    That makes no sense, who's doing the breakdancing?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:07 pm  

  • I thought Spies was faster than every back in the world?! lol Looks like he got out paced there

    By Anonymous jm, at April 16, 2011 4:07 pm  

  • Let's hope the S!$ doesn't become like the NFL where a bunch of conservative old white men fine young, mostly black players, for "excessive celebration."

    I thought this was hilarious! The NFL guys com eup with some good ones as well.....stealing cheerleaders pom poms, hiding cell phones in the pads of the uprights to call their mum's etc...

    By Anonymous mikey, at April 16, 2011 4:10 pm  

  • Anyone who previously had a rant at Ashton can't let this slide..

    Either way big try (he hasn't scored many), big game and big season for the reds.. dance all you want.

    By Anonymous gf, at April 16, 2011 4:12 pm  

  • 'The so called world game is oblivious in half the world. And Most Swedes prefer to watch Ice Hockey.'

    It's still the most watched/attended sport in the world no matter how much crying you do. Even some of the shitty Aussie "A League" soccer matches attract more fans than Super Rugby games.

    That list of countries you posted is hilarious. The Asian market for football is HUGE and the game is massive in the Nordic countries hence why the TV rights for the Premier League and La Liga cost millions, the US and Canada only play sports that nobody else is interested in so they can have their own "World Series". The rest of the list is like a collection of third world/communist nations.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:15 pm  

  • The only celebrations worth linking to:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHpAYlas7lA

    Icelandic genius.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:16 pm  

  • Gee, this didn't have to turn into a spat.

    It was done because the Reds have been the embarrassments of the competition for years, and they're finally giving the fans something to cheer about. I was at tonight's game, and I saw a middle aged man, never look so happy, even though he had 2 annoying children by his side. He's just so happy to see his team doing well, and not just winning, but playing entertaining rugby.

    I can guarantee you all that a lot of kids who just watched that will want to watch the next reds game, and even want to play rugby.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:17 pm  

  • I think the NH fans are just jealous, they don't get try celebrations because they don't get tries in the first place!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:23 pm  

  • "I think the NH fans are just jealous, they don't get try celebrations because they don't get tries in the first place!"

    Is that why there's always tons of negative comments about Ashton?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:29 pm  

  • That's because Ashton celebrates BEFORE he scores a try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:30 pm  

  • 'I think the NH fans are just jealous, they don't get try celebrations because they don't get tries in the first place!'

    11 tries just scored in Biarritz Olympique vs Brive.

    Don't forget New Zealand, Australia and South Africa are as European as you can get. That's why you honour us by speaking our English language.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:32 pm  

  • I disagree with that, we saw this year that NZ Maori could easily take care of NH teams.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:34 pm  

  • @ anon from 4:15

    Not saying I agree or disagree with you, but there's a point that should be made. When you are calling someone's arguement hilarious and making corrections, please, don't open yourself to ridicule, so here it goes.

    1- Premier League, the English Football competition. England is NOT a nordic country. When you talk about nordic, you are refering to iceland, sweden, norway, finland.

    2- La Liga, the Spanish Football comp. SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?! Do you not realise what you said? Sweden, Norway, Spain, Finland. One of these things just doesn't belong here... I guess when you think of Spain, unlike everyone else (who pictures beaches, sun, bullfighting...), you picture Ice, snow, and reindeers, right?

    3- USA and Canada only like their own comps. Untrue. USA only enters a sport to win. Look at the famous USA/Russia Hockey disputes in the Olympics, or at most Olympic sports, by the way. That is the singularity of USA in rugby, by the way. It's still only a college, semi-pro sport. If USA ever throws all it's manpower and resources into it, the rugby world will be in for some BIG shockwaves

    By Anonymous Xavier, at April 16, 2011 4:38 pm  

  • 'I disagree with that, we saw this year that NZ Maori could easily take care of NH teams.'

    They should enter them in the World Cup, they wouldn't need to wait so long for a finals appearance/World Cup win.

    Maybe give out free tickets to Maori people to get more than the measley 7,000 people that show up for league games in their national sport. I know how hard it must be to afford those 5 New Zealand dollars for tickets.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:41 pm  

  • "2- La Liga, the Spanish Football comp. SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?! Do you not realise what you said? Sweden, Norway, Spain, Finland. "

    You need to do some research my friend, La Liga is hugely popular in the Nordic territories, even moreso when Ibra was at Barca. Canal+ used to air all of their games for Swedish viewers.

    Good try though.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:42 pm  

  • "1- Premier League, the English Football competition. England is NOT a nordic country. When you talk about nordic, you are refering to iceland, sweden, norway, finland."

    Are you retarded, he was saying that FOOTBALL was popular in the Nordic countries, especially the Premier League and La Liga (the two most popular leagues. He didn't imply that England was in the Nordic territory. Think before you post and embarrass yourself

    Sweden has 5 channels specifically to air games from the English Premier League, Norway has 3 HD channels just for Premier League games.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:44 pm  

  • It's not price, Rugby is a TV sport in NZ.

    NH does have it on the SH when it comes to the game times because it's great to see a game in the noon then head to the pub. Down here it's head to the game then get back at 1am on the train without a touch of piss.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:44 pm  

  • Now for my point on this. Rugby is NOTHING like football, either european or american (THANK GOD FOR THAT!).

    Rugby is a gentlemen's sport, were we pride ourselves of values like sportsmanship and respect. But that does not mean we mean to be emotionless grey robots. In american football, i.e., you have guys that every time they score, they run to the opponent's symble and disrespect it by dancing on top of it. Or in football you see players hitting opponent coaches and vice-versa, and referees getting beat up. In rugby the one guy you see doing that once in a decade gets a deserved life ban, and even if it is common celebrating a try, there's no disrespect, just cheering.
    Seriously, you don't see the difference between a wide receivar ripping an opposing team's banner into shreads and Lelia Masaga's little dancing jiggle? Try going to the team agaisnt whom they just scored and ask how they feel about it, then compare both responses. I mean most these guys have 20-25 yo, let them enjoy themselves, as long as they don't don't offend or disrespect.

    By Anonymous Xavier, at April 16, 2011 4:47 pm  

  • "The Asian market for football is HUGE and the game is massive in the Nordic countries hence why the TV rights for the Premier League and La Liga cost millions"

    Definition: The English and Spanish leagues are very popular in the Nordic territories.

    Viasat Xtra Premier League 1
    Viasat Xtra Premier League 2
    Viasat Xtra Premier League 3
    Viasat Xtra Premier League 4
    Viasat Xtra Premier League 5

    Genre Sports channel

    Access Pay

    Concept Viasat premium sport channel dedicated to the English Premier League

    Country Sweden

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:49 pm  

  • are you guys seriously arguing about this? this is the first comment ive ever posted on the net cause some of the chat above is so annoying...great try funny celebration..young bloke having a laugh,and the bloke talking about plumbers?im a tradesmen and guess what we fool around and have a laugh at work too,get real.....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:49 pm  

  • Xavier, king of the clowns

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:50 pm  

  • Spies only gained on him while he kicked the ball and just after then Ioane sped up again. Apart from that, he was never closing in.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 4:50 pm  

  • I love rugby and I am not going to hate on the actions and celebrations of an athlete that I cannot match. it was fun, he'll bring attention to the game and lastly it was a celebration, plumbers should celebrate more unplugged toilets, or should we all be a bunch of boring private school prefects waiting patiently for the handshake from the headmaster.

    Well done Ioane

    By Anonymous Canadian Content, at April 16, 2011 4:58 pm  

  • I can't believe people are actually complaining and comparing this to soccer. The biggest difference between soccer and rugby at the professional level is the attitude. Soccer players are generally a bunch of overpaid, whining, diving, faggots who get more than they deserve. They are the biggest bitches in sport. Rugby players are the exact opposite.

    And regarding the celebration specifically, the Reds have been the whipping boys for years. The training involved in pro rugby is more grueling and painful than any sport. It not only has the physical aspect to it, cut there is a highly technical aspect to it as well when it comes to individual skills such as kicking or passing and the team chemistry (e.g. line out moves and moves in open play).

    So don't be a sour, old, dickhead and enjoy the video.

    By Anonymous KennethGardener, at April 16, 2011 5:01 pm  

  • Just as a comparison:

    For Hugo Southwell's try that was featured the other day, he ran some 80m, touched it down between the posts, and jogged back towards halfway for the game to restart.

    Are you telling me that he had less fun scoring than Ioane?

    By Anonymous fry, at April 16, 2011 5:02 pm  

  • Nice try, and the celebration was awesom. But Did any one else notice Spies Chasing? Man is that guy an amazing showboating unit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 5:04 pm  

  • That said, I'm not going to disregard Ioane or anything. I may think the gratuitous celebration is dumb, but the try he scored was still something to appreciate.

    He's a helluva rugby player.

    By Anonymous fry, at April 16, 2011 5:06 pm  

  • "Soccer players are generally a bunch of overpaid, whining, diving, faggots who get more than they deserve. "

    That's the point though, people are fearing that rugby is heading the same way. Players are getting paid more and more, and acting like retards more and more also.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 5:07 pm  

  • "That's the point though, people are fearing that rugby is heading the same way. Players are getting paid more and more, and acting like retards more and more also."

    Well firstly, as more people play the game and the game gets more professional, it gets harder and harder to get on the team.

    Secondly, from what I have heard, union is actually going to shit in AUS. Crowds are getting smaller and smaller.

    Thirdly, it isn't that bad. There's one overrated player who dose the swan dive every time he scores. Apart from that, it's just the occasional little dance after a try, more often after a great try than a not so great try. Also, there's no malice in these celebrations. In football you have guys going completely crazy and screaming and running all around the goal after every goal in front of fans, regardless of quality.

    By Anonymous KennethGardener, at April 16, 2011 5:16 pm  

  • The difference between Southwell's try and Ioane's is in the culture, the venue, the atmosphere, team, etc. Notice how many people were there to pounce all over him and congratulate him? Whereas with Southwell's try, we barely saw a high five from his teamates.

    The game has changed, with global television audiences, twitter access, big money, professional attitudes towards fitness etc. You can't compare this to 'back in my day we didnt smile and just jogged back'.

    What Ioane did is showmanship of the highest order, and can only be good for the growth of the game. Most importantly it was original, totally unexpected, and something that the majority of people in the world cant do! :)

    One thing I will acknowledge though, which is maybe what most people are bitching about, is that we dont want a NFL type situation where celebrations are pre-rehearsed and a prerequisite when scoring a try. I dont think that will ever happen though, so have no problem with this surprise celebration.

    By Anonymous Benson, at April 16, 2011 5:23 pm  

  • "What Ioane did is showmanship of the highest order, and can only be good for the growth of the game."

    Is that why rugby still has relatively low crowds, cheap TV rights and cheap tickets (in the southern hemisphere at least). Many of the rugby unions around the world made small profits or big losses this season.

    "One thing I will acknowledge though, which is maybe what most people are bitching about, is that we dont want a NFL type situation where celebrations are pre-rehearsed and a prerequisite when scoring a try"

    Ioane's celebration WAS rehearsed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 5:33 pm  

  • One day he will break his wrist doing that

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 6:03 pm  

  • The fact remains popularity means shit. And football is no more a good game for its popularity than fucking Lady Gaga is the best musician in the world.

    Soccer is the most popular sport in the world in SPITE of the fact it's shit.

    I love winding up you soccer fags. Most the world really couldn't give much of a shit for the game. Europe is the only continent in the world where Soccer actually dominates.

    Bunch of dopey xenophobic racist twats. "It's not soccahr it's futtttbolee", they cry, 5 minutes later they're watching Soccer AM.

    Soccer is the MTV of the sporting world. For all the popularity there's nothing of substance or merit. And real music fans wouldn't be caught dead watching MTV. Ditto sport fans for soccer.

    I'd rather watch the NFL or NBA. Who cares if only Americans play it, popularity isn't synonymous with quality.

    Atleast when I do watch Yank sports I don't have to hear a group of balding middle aged men acting like gaylords and singing songs to each other, lulz. Then beating each other up because they're insecure about their sexuality and feel they have to make up for watching a fairy sport.

    Every professional team sport in the world takes a huge shit on soccer. Soccer is the gayest team sport in the world. Ask anyone who isn't a fan, they're all in agreement. American Football, Rugby, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Aussie Rules, Gaelic, Lacrosse, all view soccer with contempt.

    In most countries its a sport for children and women. Then when they grow up and their Mummies have no control, they ditch the gayness of soccer and play macho, physically demanding sports.

    Lulz@Socca. I wonder if the socca troll thinks Lady Gaga is the greatest musician in the world?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 6:49 pm  

  • "soccer fags"

    More homosexuals play rugby than football, that's a well known fact. Especially the forwards, packing down and touching bums, mmmm yummy.

    The Beatles and other great bands have sold more records than Lady Gaga so your analogy doesn't really work, nice try though.

    It's good to see that breakdancing has finally made it to Australia, their 1980s dancing is now in line with their 1980s salaries.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 7:04 pm  

  • Am... Lets all get completely away from the point of this video and talk about wages and lady gaga!!. Im so sick of this shit here! It was a fantastic try with an equally fantastic celebration!. I doubt it was pre-planned, he just ended up in that position and was obviously delighted!.. So he celebrated!. If i could do that id be doing it for landing a nice nudge down the line!. GROW UP and understand the game and moments like these are to be enjoyed!! By players and by fans!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 8:02 pm  

  • Did Ioane's celebration hurt anyone? Did he unnecessarily waste time? Was he shown up later? Was he rubbing it in the Bulls' faces?

    No. He scored a try that sealed the win for his side over the best SH team of recent years. He was happy, he had the little ego-boost that winning a footrace gives you, and he performed a little breakdance. Considering even the most prolific tryscorers in rugby rarely avereage even a try every 2 games, you've got to allow the guy a wee celebration.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 8:10 pm  

  • Seems like a lot of people have blown this way out of proportion.

    This is a site for rugby fans. Why are we talking about football...

    I watched this live from Scotland this morning and thought it was great to see a professional player have some fun.

    Anyways if I scored against the Bulls and ran 70m's to do so I'd be breakdancing too...


    Good job Digby!

    By Anonymous Dave, at April 16, 2011 8:43 pm  

  • Also, he's paid to play rugby. Scoring and breakdancing is a bonus as far as i'm concerned.

    By Anonymous Dave, at April 16, 2011 8:45 pm  

  • Absolutely brilliant! The occasional post-try celebration is fine in my books.... not lame arse crap like in Soccer :D

    By Blogger David Barrett, at April 16, 2011 9:07 pm  

  • hahahahaha....football fans are sooooooo clever they can't even find their own hightlights webpage :) hahahahahahaha

    By Anonymous Overpaid_nancyboy, at April 16, 2011 9:32 pm  

  • It is sometimes funny to read some of the comments of this website....I am wondering time to time whether people who do post are serious or not???

    May be we should add try celebration (I am not talking of pre celebration) has part of dangerous offense probably between Spear tackle and eye gouging.....that should do it......

    Seriously.....

    By Anonymous Flipje, at April 16, 2011 9:36 pm  

  • F++k it, I'm becoming a plumber.

    Great rugby, great try, props to Digby and the Reds, love the team and the rugby they play.

    To Anons at 6:49 and 7:04 PM of April 16th. More positive, less homophobic. Thank you.

    By Anonymous italianscrummy, at April 16, 2011 10:17 pm  

  • Some Bulls players (Spies, FdP, Basson) looked better today but Matfield is consistenly anonymous so far this season. Olivier's style of running into a wall at every chance is old and boring and Kirchner needs a haircut. Well done Reds, Cooper was awesome!

    Sorry, I commented on the game. After reading the previous posts, I'm not sure if that's allowed....

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 16, 2011 10:55 pm  

  • I HATE CELEBRATIONS ARGHHH!

    I AM A 45 YEAR OLD PROP THAT GETS REALLY DRUNK AT EVERY CLUB GAME I PLAY AT AND THEN I TRY TO FIGHT ALL THE YOUNGER, MORE TALENTED FIRSTS PLAYERS ON MY TEAM!

    I HOPE RUGBY NEVER BECOMES A PROFESSIONAL SPORT! I HOPE THERE IS NEVER ANYTHING EXCITING THAT EVER HAPPENS IN RUGBY! TV RATINGS? WORLD PROFILE? AWARENESS OF THE SPORT? WHO CARES?! RUGBY IS MY SPORT AND NO ONE ELSE CAN ENJOY IT!

    ANYONE WHO SCORES TRIES IS A HOMO! ANYONE WHO IS AN ATHLETE AND GETS PAYED IS A SOCCER PLAYER! ARRGHHH!

    By Blogger Keith R., at April 16, 2011 11:28 pm  

  • .....wow.

    Football fans,
    Lady Gaga,
    NFL,
    Plumbers,
    Homosexuals..


    Getting back on topic....nice try and nice celebration.

    By Anonymous seymour fools, at April 17, 2011 12:30 am  

  • Aaaand rugby's faggotry transistion is complete.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 12:36 am  

  • Great thread.

    NH v SH "banta": check
    Football bashing: check
    America bashing: check
    Dubious geography knowledge: check
    Homophobia: check
    Plumming reference: check
    Trolling extrodinaire: check

    I'm sure I can help it along a bit...

    The worst thing about Ioane's celebration was that his spin kicked Princess Diana off our £5 note which is being attacked by the Euro, allowing illegal immigrants to come in and steal our jobs, giving all our swans caner. What a selfish prick.

    By Anonymous The Daily Mail, at April 17, 2011 12:41 am  

  • Diana was never on any notes, and the Euro is doing terriblt atm :(

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 12:51 am  

  • im a NH fan, but fuck it, id rather see this done a million times that shane williams little 'where was the other team' hand on the eye brow thing

    what a cunt!

    By Anonymous Sam, at April 17, 2011 1:30 am  

  • Jeez... if only Digby could read these comments...

    Grow up lads, this site is called "RugbyDump" for a reason...

    If you don't like it, then state with, umm, respect!

    There's always some maggot saying that "rugby union is an almost dead sport.." Well, then let us "die" in peace! And mind your own bussiness.

    I'd have 100 celebrations like this rather than one soccer style celebration (running around pushing your teammates who are trying to hug you, so you can open your arms and act like you just found the cure for cancer)

    Cheers

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at April 17, 2011 1:39 am  

  • he's a pacific islander, what do you expect.. dancing is part of our culture and we dance when we're happy!!! lol

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 1:41 am  

  • Oi, shane was a damn good player in his day and celebrated in an equally fun way.

    props to ioane!

    :)

    By Anonymous David, at April 17, 2011 2:30 am  

  • If you're one of those boring old farts complaining about his try celebration, go and watch lawnbowls or something. That was awesome.

    By Anonymous Gregor, at April 17, 2011 3:19 am  

  • Rugby is all about entertainment and Digby is adding to it.

    Also, I have never seen a footballer do that as their arms would snap.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 3:55 am  

  • To keith r , you 45 love rugby i do the same love it Im 35 played inside outside few years bck in the islands . I guess you didnt play with pacific islanders coz thats part of culture we love to have fun whenever its in our blood. By the way you not be very in your years also coz you love to hate ,thats not i respected rugby player nor a rugby player.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 3:55 am  

  • For those of you who care, that move is called a 'cricket' and it's not too hard, escpecially for a professional athlete.

    Sweet try, good win.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 4:53 am  

  • to the anonymous above me

    he's mocking some of the old farts on this webpage

    By Anonymous sarcasm, at April 17, 2011 5:01 am  

  • The Bulls are playing like total retards this year, but as bad as they're playing the Reds only win by 9.

    Face facts, team sympathy the Crusaders are going to win it this year. They have suffered Sooooo much omg, they were hit by the biggest earthquake in the world and the refs must allow forward passes like Richie Mccaws on the 80th minute for the bonus point try. You can't penalize them they've been through so much with such horrific natural disasters omg, I will donate everything to poor old canterbury.

    Wow.

    I think we can all count ourselves lucky that Japan doesn't take rugby seriously - they'd go on a 100 match winning streak.

    Hey rugby dump, upload Richie Mccaws blatant forward pass for the bonus point try for the Crusaders or Basson's try from kick off - which takes more skill than a polynesian humping the ground like this clip shows.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 5:16 am  

  • ^^^

    LOL. Bitter saffa.

    By Anonymous reming, at April 17, 2011 6:42 am  

  • actually if you look closely, mccaw passes it back, it bounces forward off his team mate who regathers it and scores the try.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 8:28 am  

  • reming, not even south african, but I can see a fixed competition.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 8:57 am  

  • Actually he wasn't humping the ground.. and it doesn't take more skills to kick and chase but an entirely different set of skills nonetheless! If you think a kick and chase is diffucult than you're probably some fat, uncoordinated, talentless loser!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 10:45 am  

  • jesus, you guys know you can get porn on the internet right?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 10:53 am  

  • I'd have 100 celebrations like this rather than one soccer style celebration (running around pushing your teammates who are trying to hug you, so you can open your arms and act like you just found the cure for cancer)

    That is to say, I'd rather see Ioane's celebration, which was at least a little funny too, than Masaga's one-man-get-away-from-me-I'm-dancing party after finishing a try from 5m out. To be fair, that was last season...maybe I haven't seen enough Chiefs' games this season, but he doesn't seem like as big of a cock this year.

    By Anonymous mike, at April 17, 2011 11:32 am  

  • "I'd have 100 celebrations like this rather than one soccer style celebration"

    This is a "soccer style celebration" you bellend.

    Footballers have been doing this shit since the 90s. Just like everything with rugby though, it's lightyears behind the times.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 11:37 am  

  • 'Also, I have never seen a footballer do that as their arms would snap'

    It's not hard to do, skinny kids breakdance all the time.

    Why is everyone so excited about something that footballers have been doing (better) for years.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFrMSzoLXIU

    Aussies will be getting excited about those fancy new fangled brick houses next.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 11:48 am  

  • Some of these comments defy belief. A RUGBY PLAYER CELEBRATED! Get the fuck over it you miserable cunts.

    By Anonymous Duro, at April 17, 2011 12:13 pm  

  • What kind of caterpillars do you guys have in Australia?!!!

    By Anonymous Mike, at April 17, 2011 12:48 pm  

  • What a cock...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 1:00 pm  

  • The people complaining obviously have no athletic/dancing ability whatsoever. They're just angry because they will never be able to do anything with their boring insignificant lives.

    GOOD ON YA DIGGAZ!!!

    By Anonymous Big dick tracey, at April 17, 2011 1:20 pm  

  • This is a "soccer style celebration" you bellend.

    Footballers have been doing this shit since the 90s. Just like everything with rugby though, it's lightyears behind the times.

    -------

    Stolen from American sports, no?

    Soccer and their modern trend setting ways. What with the video technology, sin bins and well behaved fans.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 1:40 pm  

  • Stolen from American Sports? Hahahahahahahahahahaha, EVERYTHING in American sport was stolen from elsewhere.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 1:49 pm  

  • That's the gay dancing from the 80s is out of the way.

    Meanwhile, 180,000 fans were out in force for round 24 of the mighty Top 14.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 1:57 pm  

  • nothing like a good laugh before bed. you guys seriously crack me up.

    1) if you dissing on rugby, go elsewhere. your not wanted on RUGBYdump

    2)all those haters of Ioane, have you ever scored a try against a team that has won the most competitive regional rugby comp in the world 2 out of the last 3 years, with the other year being 2nd? didnt think so, so dont judge some one who has.

    3)to the guy just above me. 180000 fans? your bragging about that? from 7 games? with a population in france of ~65 million. there was 80000 (conservative numbers)just from AUS and NZ in 5 games this weekend with a combined population of 1/3 of france.

    4)for all those NH supporters. you have absolutely NO basis to say the southern nations have lousy defence while the northern nations have outstanding defence. can you tell me the results from the recent spring tour (2010)? I forget the details. its the attacking prowess that stretches defences (across the field incase you were unsure) which opens up the gaps. im seriously looking forward to this world cup. one last thing, when was a northern team in the top 3 on the IRB rankings, let alone being number 1?

    5) to the muppet that said rugby is going to this shit in aus, wow you are misled. huge crowds in Brisbane 30000+ are huge for a small nation.

    6)to the second muppet who said A league rivals union in crowds. the biggest crowds in A league is about 15000. the smallest crowds in union are 15000.

    rugby is a great game, the best really, lets not tarnish it. hats off to Ioane

    By Anonymous rugbymad, at April 17, 2011 3:30 pm  

  • ^^Somebody is trying too hard.

    Why are you comparing a national competition (Top 14) to an international competition (Super Duper Rugby)?

    Wasn't the ARC the biggest national competition? (Before it was scrapped due to lack of popularity)

    "On 18 December 2007, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced that the ARC would be scrapped due to financial losses of A$4.7 million"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 4:01 pm  

  • Go Digby
    Fantastic player and a very humble and devout man..

    all you other trolls, fossils and bigots need to lighten up a bit.. or go be caustic somewhere else...

    sport is meant to be enjoyed.. by those that play and those that watch.

    Get a life!

    By Anonymous Darius, at April 17, 2011 4:15 pm  

  • this is going big on youtube. love aussie commentator

    By Anonymous rosh, at April 17, 2011 4:24 pm  

  • Unsportsmanlike. Rather give me the guy who scores the world's best try (shakes of 15 players and five streakers on the way to the posts) and then just picks up the ball, tosses it to his No.10 as if nothing special happened.
    THAT would be impressive!
    These days we celebrate when someone managed to tackle someone. Soon, we will be celebrating like the NFL (for making it onto the pitch, being dressed in our shiney outfits, best grunt of the day, not needing to suck on oxygen after 20 seconds...)
    I thought we were tougher than that?
    This is rugby, for godsakes. Why change it? The one full-contact sport where we don't act like prima donnas!

    By Anonymous Tony, at April 17, 2011 4:56 pm  

  • You're all more than entitled to your opinions, but please lets keep things respectful and mature when sharing your thoughts. Poor language and a negative tone makes for an unpleasant vibe, which is not what RD is about.

    Thanks in advance.

    By Blogger RD, at April 17, 2011 5:04 pm  

  • Rugbymad asked: 'can you tell me the results from the recent spring tour (2010)'

    Yeup NZ beat england, scotland, ireland and wales.

    SA nearly lost to Ireland, lost to scotland and beat england by 10 points.

    Australia beat wales but lost to england.

    Samoa lost to ireland, england, scotland.

    Fiji Drew with wales!

    and Argentina lost to ireland...

    So all in all quite a round set of results apart from NZ...

    why what was your point?

    By Anonymous Sam, at April 17, 2011 5:05 pm  

  • oh and p.s this is what seperates us from footballers:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeSJ_NYLIbA

    By Anonymous Sam, at April 17, 2011 5:06 pm  

  • To the clueless muppet/idiot who said this: "Anyway, I'd like to see you score a try like that in front of 30,000 fans then walk back to the halfway line like nothing even happened"

    Have a think about how idiotic and illogical that statement is. Are you saying that nobody in the history of rugby who has scored a superb try in front of a crowd of 30,000 or more has not done a stupid celebration? Been watching rugby for only one week, I assume.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 17, 2011 9:14 pm  

  • Spot on link, Sam

    By Anonymous Joost, at April 17, 2011 10:20 pm  

  • "Rugbymad asked: 'can you tell me the results from the recent spring tour (2010)'

    Yeup NZ beat england, scotland, ireland and wales.

    SA nearly lost to Ireland, lost to scotland and beat england by 10 points.

    Australia beat wales but lost to england.

    Samoa lost to ireland, england, scotland.

    Fiji Drew with wales!

    and Argentina lost to ireland...

    So all in all quite a round set of results apart from NZ...

    why what was your point?"


    Are you serious?

    Australia beat Wales, Italy, France and New Zealand on the tour. The only international they lsot was to England.

    South Africa beat Ireland, (Ireland lost, check your facts), Italy lost to Scotland and beat England.

    NZ beat England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, lost to Australia.

    The Tri-nations teams lost 2, won 10 of the test against European opposition.



    In regards to ioane, I don't know if it's a cultural thing, but it seems like every time we see a try celebration some poms have a whinge about it.

    In Aus/SA/NZ, we actually don't mind enjoying ourselve and having fun.

    Just relax, have a laugh about Ioane's celebration.

    By Anonymous Jono, at April 18, 2011 1:09 am  

  • "^^Somebody is trying too hard.

    Why are you comparing a national competition (Top 14) to an international competition (Super Duper Rugby)?

    Wasn't the ARC the biggest national competition? (Before it was scrapped due to lack of popularity)

    "On 18 December 2007, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) announced that the ARC would be scrapped due to financial losses of A$4.7 million""

    Fine compare it to the Heineken Cup.

    Them HC's average crowds most years is just under 15,000 per game.

    The S15's are just over 20,000.

    Anything else?

    By Anonymous Jono, at April 18, 2011 1:12 am  

  • haha definitly not called the catapillar

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 18, 2011 1:46 am  

  • Anonymous said...
    Spies had him for pace.....

    Spies is shithouse you troll

    By Anonymous ZTRUTH, at April 18, 2011 9:34 am  

  • "Anything else?"

    Duhhh, there's almost TWICE as many teams in the Heineken Cup so you're bound to get more "smaller" sides bringing averages down. There are more games for fans to pay for (not to mention the fact that tickets cost 1 bowl of rice in South Africa), potentially 40 games for English clubs who are in the Premiership, LV Cup and Heineken Cup.

    The teams don't even play each other twice in Super Rugby because the fans would need to put in extra shifts at their mud hut building jobs.

    Record attendance for a game was in...?

    Anything else?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 18, 2011 10:41 am  

  • You forgot to mention the fact that Super Rugby fans NEVER travel either, so they only have to pay to see 7 games a season for their top franchise. The "away" support is drawn from the immigrants in other countries, now that's dedication.

    What a competition, changes its name and format every year, spread out over 1000s and 1000s of miles to try and boost the popularlity, where there's never any proper away support and nationals regularly switch their allegiance from one of their own countries teams to another without the blink of an eye.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 18, 2011 10:53 am  

  • ^ So your point is......what?

    Super rugby is inferior?.....And?

    By Anonymous ormon, at April 18, 2011 11:09 am  

  • Reminder to self: don't bother even looking at the comments section during school holidays...

    By Anonymous Von, at April 18, 2011 11:16 am  

  • They're called Jackhammers, but done with a hand to balance him.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 18, 2011 11:34 am  

  • I love RD and have been coming back for nearly four years, but this has to be one of the worst comments sections ever. The ignorance and childishness is mind-numbing. I know a lot of these guys are spotty teens who have no idea about the rest of the world outside their bedroom and just can't help themselves, but it's still a drag having to wade through this rubbish.
    Anyway, enjoyed the game and the try and got a laugh out of the celebration.

    By Anonymous Lewis, at April 18, 2011 11:54 am  

  • Now thats some funny shit....
    made me laugh, and im gona try it in training....
    hmmmmm have to score a try first....

    By Blogger Ronan, at April 18, 2011 3:28 pm  

  • anon 10:41, greatest attendance at a game:
    109,874 at sydney, 2001, AUS V NZ.
    now, australia's population is how small compared to england or france?

    one arguing about comparing the super rugby games to heineken cup. yeah sure there are twice as many teams. but there is well more than twice the population in the 6 nations. if your going to have an argument, think about it before you shout it.

    sam, if you think thats a round set of results it shows how much the north has lowered their standards. getting one win against AUS and SA respectively, that really is an achievement to cheer about.

    and to the guy below my last post, yeah i try because when people waste my time like you when they post things without thinking or no basis

    By Anonymous rugbymad, at April 18, 2011 4:34 pm  

  • "You forgot to mention the fact that Super Rugby fans NEVER travel either, so they only have to pay to see 7 games a season for their top franchise. The "away" support is drawn from the immigrants in other countries, now that's dedication.

    What a competition, changes its name and format every year, spread out over 1000s and 1000s of miles to try and boost the popularlity, where there's never any proper away support and nationals regularly switch their allegiance from one of their own countries teams to another without the blink of an eye."

    I'm sorry, I had trouble listening to you, due to the massive chip on your shoulder and your glaring inferiority complex.

    By Anonymous Jono, at April 19, 2011 3:06 am  

  • BITTER SAFFA ALERT

    BITTER SAFFA ALERT

    BITTER SAFFA ALERT

    STANDBY FOR TOYS TO BE THROWN OUT OF PRAM

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 19, 2011 5:43 am  

  • It comes down to personal taste: Some liked Apollo-style flair, other like Drago stoic and meanness.

    It's obvious there are two camps here:
    A.) Those who wear their hearts on their sleeves (The Apollos)
    B.) Those who like to play it cool (Ivan Drago's)

    There's probably place for both in the sport. I know which type I like, but that's not my point.

    By Anonymous Van Bliksem, at April 19, 2011 6:00 am  

  • Yes, and why the hell is Spies so fast yet so ineffective on the pitch? I still rate him, but with all the power and speed he should be scoring like in the old days. He seemed to gain on Ioane, who is no slouch.

    Just does not make sense (except for the fact that everyone knows to tackle him low)

    By Anonymous Van Bliksem, at April 19, 2011 6:03 am  

  • Sorry guys on re-reading the comment that guy asked for the SPRING RESULTS!!!

    not the Autumn internationals...

    Also i realised i did get that result wrong i mean to post that SA beat Ireland by 2 points.

    And as for the guy not thinking its a round set of results...i suggest you look at the scorelines dick head...

    If a team beats another team by 2 points is that considered a WHITEWASH?!?!? or is it considered a close game?!? exactly you clown..

    So like i said, SA beat Ireland by 2 points and England by 10 points...and lost to scotland by 4 points...I'd consider all 3 of those results to be reasonably close, and IF ANYONE ARGUES OVER THE ENGLAND RESULT consider playing a game and being 10 points up, do you actually think you're in the clear?!?! all it takes is 1 converted try and then its all up to you to do the hard work again!

    and like i said Samoa Tonga and Fiji didnt do so well...Ah but we all forget about them dont we....

    Because basically you're all saying those islanders aren't worth shit to the real rugby nations!!! way to sound like a bunch of bigoted racist c*nts!

    By Anonymous Sam, at April 19, 2011 7:35 pm  

  • Come on guys, I've been reading these threads and I want to make clear that I was just having a laugh with my team mates, as we had a bet with Quade Cooper: if any of us two scores, we should do some crazy dancing step...

    Chill out, mates

    By Anonymous Digby Ioane, at April 19, 2011 8:53 pm  

  • ^^uh huh...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 19, 2011 10:27 pm  

  • Oh and digby, can i ask what you are doing up at 4:53am in Aussie time?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 19, 2011 10:28 pm  

  • NH fans, next time you get the urge to start bleating about how good your defence is, consider this: how many AIs do you win? How many WCs do you win?

    The most lowly S15 team would wipe the floor with any European side.

    The reason there aren't as many tries scored in NH club/provincial is not because the defence is better. It's because you're a pack of boring, unskilled tool squeezers.

    By Blogger murph, at April 19, 2011 10:33 pm  

  • Anon, I got up in the middle of my sleep (say 4.30 am) and went to drink some milk, and saw my PC was on. So I decided to check this site a Saffer friend of mine has and found a post with me as in the protagonic role!

    So... any more questions?

    By Anonymous Digby Ioane, at April 19, 2011 11:59 pm  

  • Is that the computer cooper robbed?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 20, 2011 12:29 am  

  • sam, if your the talk is about the super 15, which the pacific nations dont have a team, i dont see why they are included.

    but i do love how the pacific nations do against the every team with nearly no where near as much funding or development to still be competitive, or even beat the "rugby powers" RWC 2007 showed this with Argentina (not quiet a pacific nation but under similar circumstances) did just as good, if not better then AUS, NZ ect.

    By Anonymous rugbymad, at April 20, 2011 8:49 am  

  • No rugbymad, im talking about the Autumn internationals...and all this NH vs SH bullshit...

    Every year the north goes south or the south comes north and the internationals are played...

    Every year it is considered a good idea by SH fans to take the results of the 3N teams against the 6N teams, and ignore the pacific island teams...so like i said, are they saying that because they want to "win" which in turn means they have no space nor time for the "worthless" pacific island teams...

    (that is my interpretation of how they are viewed if they are being omitted, it is an acknowledgement that their rugby does not count in the REAL world)

    i personally think its bullshit and love watching them play but if you dont accept their results then you are ignoring them...

    By Anonymous Sam, at April 20, 2011 4:15 pm  

  • Very few of the Pacfic Islander players play in Super rugby.
    The vast majority play in European leagues.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 21, 2011 1:20 am  

  • The Blues just mocked Ioane's celebration in their game against the Rebels after a Rene Ranger try. Worth watching too :)

    By Anonymous Haol, at April 22, 2011 12:50 pm  

  • Come on, don't blame the guy for having a bit of a laugh. We can all interpret it how we like, the fact of the matter is he wanted to celebrate that way. The crowd clearly enjoyed it, and it certainly made the game more interesting.
    And btw, why are we all complaining about NH v SH and football v rugby? I'm an NH rugby man, surrounded by footballers, and complaining about who's sport is better just detracts from the fact that any sport is a great thing if played with the right spirit, regardless of type or geography. Lets just all be thankful that as rugby fans we have a great, global game to follow, and leave footballers to do as they will

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 26, 2011 6:17 pm  

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