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Friday, April 22, 2011

Rene Ranger has a go at the Digby Ioane turtle

The Blues went top of the Super Rugby table after a 40-23 win over the Melbourne Rebels in Auckland earlier today. Rene Ranger scored twice, and had a go at a celebration of his own.

The home side started well with two early tries, but in typical fashion, the Rebels came back at them, with the game in the balance at one stage thanks to some good goal kicking from Danny Cirpriani. The former England flyhalf unfortunately let himself down with his defence though, as was clear to see on more than one occasion.

Rene Ranger scored the opening try within a few minutes of kick off, brushing off would-be tacklers while flying down the wing. The site producer didn't pick it up initially, but Ranger and a few of the Blues boys had a go at the much hyped Digby Ioane celebration, in their own way.

While it was a bit of a pisstake, to be frank, it's all in good spirits as Ioane himself tweeted earlier "Just saw ranger try!!!!! That is 2 funny:) the man!!!!!!". Blues scrumhalf Alby Mathewson later said that they'd been practising it at the captains run yesterday.

Follow Ioane on Twitter @digbyioane, Mathewson @Staffy9, and of course RD @rugbydump

Time: 01:06



  • First!

    By Anonymous dezzy, at April 22, 2011 7:52 pm  

  • That's why I love rugby :)

    By Anonymous R.S., at April 22, 2011 7:59 pm  

  • haha very funny indeed!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 22, 2011 7:59 pm  

  • also look at the glare at cipriani from his teammate at 0:36.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 22, 2011 8:05 pm  

  • I really think that move should be known as "caterpillar", not because it looks remotely like a caterpillar, but because of greg martin's hilariuos coining of the term.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 22, 2011 8:14 pm  

  • love the jokes.

    I wonder who's gonna be the next one to follow the trend :P

    By Blogger Jeroz, at April 22, 2011 8:26 pm  

  • oh dear danny...

    By Anonymous Chris Boy, at April 22, 2011 8:29 pm  

  • I don't understand why Cipriani does this, I've seen him do it quite a few times this season; I'm not sure if he's trying to play Wasps blitz defence on his own or if he's trying to put himself out of position in order to avoid making a tackle but someone has to sort him out; his defence was never that good at Wasps but this is taking it to another level. So far, playing for the Rebels he's been opening a barn door for the opposition, seemingly deliberately.
    I don't get it, he's got to start playing with his team mates in defence or he's going to get kicked out the team. He's a great attacker but at this rate he'd be better off packing in the Super 15 and playing touch rugby on the beach, I'm sure he'd be brilliant at that. If anyone has an idea why the guy is such a disaster in defence I'm all ears (in this weeks picks of the weeks, he didn't even make an attempt to touch that guy who broke 8 tackles to get to the tryline).

    By Blogger Disco, at April 22, 2011 8:34 pm  

  • The Glare! "What the hell was that!?"

    By Blogger Octus Spherus, at April 22, 2011 9:00 pm  

  • Just atrocious defense. Compare this to the Kahui video. One is a back eager to come up and make his presence felt, the other one looks absolutely terrfied of making a tackle.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 22, 2011 9:30 pm  

  • I always wondered why cipriani never fancied his tackles. Its not like he's undersized like o'gara. He should be able to make solid tackles!

    By Anonymous Russell, at April 22, 2011 9:35 pm  

  • i think its just gotta be called "the digby"

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 22, 2011 10:18 pm  

  • Haha. Brilliant. I can't believe people wouldn't like this. It's all in good humour. It's great. get the fuck over it lads

    By Anonymous séan, at April 23, 2011 12:26 am  

  • ok, firstly...cipriani pushed off his OWN player, and still missed the tackle...

    F*ck i hate that guy...

    Funny attempt by rene

    By Anonymous Sam, at April 23, 2011 12:58 am  

  • Actually, as much as i dont like the guy, and the fact he pushed off a team mate and still missed the tackle...

    this wasnt his fault... they didnt go through the gap he created by running up...they went round the man on his outside... and then cipriani missed the tackle and so did his team mate...

    Anyone care to elaborate why they seem to think its his fault?

    By Anonymous Sam, at April 23, 2011 1:00 am  

  • because they are trying to use a push defense meaning they hold the line and shadow the ball across the field so that the wingers can hang back. If cipriani had held his line he could have followed the ball as it was passed and pushed the attackers towards the side line.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 1:11 am  

  • Good old Danny heading South to show them
    how defence should be done properly in the SH,
    this settles that old debate. Errrrrrrrrrr, hmmmmmm

    By Anonymous Disgruntled, at April 23, 2011 2:01 am  

  • Excellent :)

    By Anonymous Mike, at April 23, 2011 2:37 am  

  • Cipriani, whats going on?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 2:42 am  

  • I love watching this game!

    By Anonymous Jeremy, at April 23, 2011 5:08 am  

  • halarious lol

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 9:28 am  

  • The original was shit enough, this is even worse, what else are they going to copy from football?

    Bumper crowd again.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 10:54 am  

  • haha, nice one by rene

    By Anonymous Cheis, at April 23, 2011 11:59 am  

  • This was bloody hilarious. brilliant.

    All these guys making up excuses about how there are no tries in England because of the 'great' defense...well looks like Cipriani brought a little bit of his NH defense with him downunder rofl

    By Anonymous Ruddles, at April 23, 2011 2:01 pm  

  • soooo gay

    was this a friendly, cos the ground is empty?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 2:09 pm  

  • funny shit!!!!

    By Blogger Ronan, at April 23, 2011 2:38 pm  

  • Super Rugby, so awesome that the main focal point at the mo is 1980s dancing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 3:38 pm  

  • Welcome to www.DancingDump.com

    By Anonymous Anton Du Beke, at April 23, 2011 3:41 pm  

  • More like strictly come Caterpillar.....ing

    By Anonymous Bruce Forsyth, at April 23, 2011 3:52 pm  

  • Enjoy your stay Anton

    By Anonymous Greiffel, at April 23, 2011 4:06 pm  

  • Cipriani is very much like cooper. Great in attack, rubbish in defence.

    I could just imagine how the reactions to this would differ if it were an english player doing these celebrations...

    By Anonymous Nath, at April 23, 2011 8:51 pm  

  • I would agree, Cooper is also awful in defence. Gifted player attacking the line, but can't kick for goal or play defence.

    Not sure if RD has the clip, but in one of the NZ-Aus matches last year McCaw through Cooper to the ground with one arm on a long gallop. Cooper being Cooper, later in the match he of course retaliated with a shove in the back while McCaw was on the deck. Classy guy, that Quade.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 9:06 pm  

  • Isn't it odd how everything thats supposedly wrong about Rugby is in abundance in NZ, where the game is massive. And in countries where the game is played how it should be(ie boring and upper brow), the game has struggled to carve anything in the way of a fan base.

    British fans can talk about how many turn up to their games, but lets be honest, they're all upper class prawn sandwich eaters and pensioners with flat caps.

    If the rest of the Rugby world resembled the Professionalism and quality of Super Rugby, it would be 10 x as popular the sport it is now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 23, 2011 11:22 pm  

  • RD can you upload Quade Cooper's backflip try celebration against the Waratahs?


    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at April 24, 2011 2:57 am  

  • With every Southern Hemisphere dance party rugby loses a piece of it's soul.

    This is disgusting and a horrible example for children. Choreographed try dances have no part in rugby.

    Rugby is the consumate team sport. For a winger to receive the ball in space requires his teammates doing everything right. Just because you are the last link in the chain, it doesn't mean the play is about you. Rugby is about the team effort, not the individual.

    By Anonymous hoopsvssolids, at April 24, 2011 3:13 am  

  • @ hoopsvssolids

    No arguing that rugby is the ultimate team sport, but, come on mate, rugby's all about having fun. And each guy shows that in different ways. Just sit back and laugh, and when you see a guy yelling a try in the opponent's face (ala Chris Ashton) you can say he's a clown and a tool and a doosh and everything.

    Meanwhile, just enjoy!

    By Anonymous Juggernauter, at April 24, 2011 3:33 am  

  • Not being funny guys, but its not exactly like Jonny Wilkinson, or Brian O'driscoll or someone that actually does something in the NH came down south to play in super rugby... I mean it is Danny Cipriani.... the guy that shagged a tranny and basically bounced into the england team like a ex bounces to the nearest shag.... England had no 10 and picked someone young who looked promising but turned out to be a media whore who had nothing....

    So to announce that the NH defence arrived in the SH in the form of Cipriani is pretty much like announcing a giant turd with as much playing ability as a turd (yeh not very imaginative tonight) has turned up in the NH in the form of Umaga or someone likewise...

    By Anonymous (u-p)rick, at April 24, 2011 5:07 am  

  • hoopsvssolids... NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU THINK!!!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 5:31 am  

  • fuck off with these unfunny clips.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 5:41 am  

  • Why is showboating suddenly part of the culture of rugby? Kirwan, Campese, Robinson, Underwood, Lomu, Dominici: none of the great scorers would have ever acted like this. Before people chime in with claims of "fun", I'm pretty sure the greats had fun playing without acting like the game was about them.

    One of the things I have always loved about the sport is the lack of rubbish like this. Acting like NFL players is not progress.

    Like they say in gridiron, "act like you've been there before."

    By Anonymous Noclass, at April 24, 2011 6:02 am  

  • i wonder if its the same same person leaving all these negative comments, Especially the anonymous ones.

    Get a life you boring plonkers, having something like this once in a while is fine. Its when it gets to the level of the NFL where they go above and beyond for even the most minor of achievements.

    Ioane finished a try which started deep in their own half whilst under a lot of pressure and ranger finished a good try aswell and felt like taking the piss out of a mate of theirs.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 6:15 am  

  • Dont you hate the people who come online just to whinge and moan. Not everyone wants to be boring old emotionless robots like you. GET A LIFE!!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 6:45 am  

  • Moan moan whinge whinge moan.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 9:08 am  

  • I'm leaving a comment to voice my disapproval of players smiling and enjoying themselves after scoring tries; It really isn't necessary.

    Will somebody think of the children!?

    By Anonymous PrawnSandwichesAndGin, at April 24, 2011 9:58 am  

  • This is dogshit, worse than reality TV. Not content with fucking up all the rules, they're now dancing like queers at every game.

    By Anonymous Rugby is dead, at April 24, 2011 10:40 am  

  • Top Gear, music, rugby, fashion, dancing, comedy.

    All innocent victims killed down under.

    By Anonymous Pay your respects to the dead, at April 24, 2011 11:15 am  

  • Rugby in the sun should be banned. Rugby is meant to be played in the rain and mud, not in expensive stadiums with nice weather and enthusiastic fans. Leave enjoyment to the Yanks and their NFL games.

    Death to cheerleaders and fans under the age of 84.

    By Anonymous ReceivedPronunciation, at April 24, 2011 12:04 pm  

  • I say old chap, why didn't this Ranger fella go for a field goal? Pip pip, cheerio.

    By Anonymous Buzz Killington, at April 24, 2011 12:06 pm  

  • Boring running rugby.

    I'd rather see a compilation of the collapsed scrums for this weekends Aviva Premiership games!

    God Save the Queen

    By Anonymous Pâté and Brie, at April 24, 2011 12:12 pm  

  • Personally, if you dont think post-try celebrations increase entertainment value then surely any rugby player with razzle dazzle should join the Las Vegas showgirls. Furthermore lets do away with bright colored boots as well...jeez... Rugby is so tightly contested these day, its the creative personalities highlight strategic flaws that allow the game to evolve, so why isnt a celebration an extension of that.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 12:22 pm  

  • Rugby is dead, long live wank unfunny celebrations that have been happening in football (the sport that rugby fans normally say they hate, but now seem to claim to love everything about).

    By Anonymous Zzzz, at April 24, 2011 1:17 pm  

  • I'm British and coach doesn't let me smile or have fun because the values of Rugby oppose it :(

    But post-game he lets us go out on the town and drink copious amount of alcohol while sexually harassing the innocent females and men of the community, in the process absolutely embarrassing ourselves and destroying the image of rugby.

    Rugby is about teamwork and the team goes before the individual, coach says! But I'm a Capitalist cock-juggler and work in London's financial sector. Team before the individual, but me and Britain's upper class elite are more important than the working class commoners.

    I have a Milton Friedman poster on my wall and I take lobster thermidor in a pack lunch box to my banking job.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 4:40 pm  

  • Rugby, now officially more homo than soccer.

    By Anonymous Gay Aussie, at April 24, 2011 5:04 pm  

  • cant believe the number of people slating these celebrations. any attempt to liven up a game or the sport in general is falling on deaf ears when you lot whinge about the slightest bit of fun is involved. if i could do what those players do in getting to that level of rugby, and to score in a game too, id feel perfectly entitled to have a laugh and celebrate a try. rugby is meant to be a professional, spectator sport that needs fans to survive, stop dragging it back in time

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 5:49 pm  

  • Rugby is not meant to be a professional spectator sport at all! It is meant to be an amateur PARTICIPANT sport. At least it was for 160 years. Now it's about tv ratings and gel in the hair.

    Stuff like this is a serious departure from everything traditional in the sport. Iguess some of you hate rugby's tradition. I love it.

    By Anonymous Saveourculture, at April 24, 2011 6:46 pm  

  • At least it was for 160 years. Now it's about tv ratings and gel in the hair.

    People stopped gelling their hair a decade ago you fruit. Only nufag Continental Europeans who listen to techno music and dance around with glowsticks up their arse gel their hair.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 6:49 pm  

  • Anyone who thinks these celebrations are good for rugby are NOT true rugby people.

    If you have an issue with that statement then, well, you aren't a rugby person.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 24, 2011 7:14 pm  

  • Celebrations are awesome for Rugby. Anyone who disagrees with me is a Peruvian Goat herder.

    By Anonymous Down With Thatcher, at April 24, 2011 7:33 pm  

  • A few guys having fun and all of a sudden 'rugby is dead' lol.

    Change is scary isn't it you old farts.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 25, 2011 1:33 am  

  • I don't buy that Cipriani caused that try because the Blues had an overlap. His rush would have stopped it (assuming he made the tackle) had they not skipped the man he was covering. The real leaky defender was the winger on the outside. Cipriani's push was deserved as his winger was in the way and not going to make the tackle anyway.

    By Blogger Bobby Nations, at April 25, 2011 7:20 am  

  • Sorry to take the focus of Cipriani but Rene Ranger is a fu%king beast... Hes 105kg with a heap of pace and a running style that seems to swat would be tacklers.

    I remember last year he played at 13 and looked good, seems hes come back with more pace and size and is a serious contender for the AB's left wing (along with Gear and Sivivatu)

    I wish we had him, especially after Drew Mitchs accident on the weekend :-(

    By Anonymous Truthful Aussie, at April 25, 2011 1:47 pm  

  • This Jennifer Capriati can’t tackle for toffee.

    By Anonymous katman, at April 26, 2011 11:49 am  


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