The Chiropractor 2.0
There once was a player who was so fearsome in defence, he was nicknamed 'The Chiropractor'. His shuddering hits in defence supposedly re-arranged the bones of his victim. That among many other facets of his game, made Brian Lima a legend of rugby union and officially Samoa' best player of all time. New Zealand's pint o'guiness look-a-like Jerry Collins came close to inflicting the same levels of pain, but never with the same regularity.
|Matu'u tending his injured|
One of his victims, Lachlan Mitchell revealed on twitter, his 'body feels like its been hit by a car'. Ominous indeed for opposition players.... but as Tana Umaga once remarked, "it's not tiddliwinks".
If you're a sadist like many, you can watch the hits by clicking here.
Robbie Deans an Electric Light Orchestra Fanboy
|Is this a wind-up?|
"The Wallabies only have four different lineout calls anyway. They use a pretty simple 'magic number', usually an 8. Vickerman/Simmons/Sharpe calls three numbers, and whichever one the 8 is in is where the ball is going- the front, the middle or the back. The other move is a variation where the ball goes to the front man. Oh, and if they put in a cars name at the end it's a drive ball. So it really only takes an hour to pick this up.
And the backs have only three moves- overs, unders and cut. But they aren't called that (duh), they are called 'Electric', 'Light' and 'Orchestra' ."
Once, twice, three times a Beast
The Sharks loosehead prop Tendai Mtwarrira is proving that his monniker of 'the Beast' is entirely justified. Twice in last weekend's game against the Stormers, he showed tremendous strength in stopping Anton Bresler from landing on his head after lifting him in the lineout. Videos of the incidents have since gone viral all over the world, but not many have noticed that he's done it before!
Last year, he stopped Keegan Daniel from gaining serious injury in a Currie Cup match while I personally remember seeing him producing a jaw-dropping lift in the flesh when I attended the Crusaders-Sharks match last year at Twickenham. Either this guy is on bath salts or he is no mere mortal I tell you!
|Beast saving Daniel|
|Tremendous strength at Twickers|
Have you got any funny rugby related stories from the week?