Monday, May 21, 2007

Josh Lewsey hit on Frank Murphy

Josh Lewsey hit on Frank Murphy

Wasps won the Heineken Cup Final on Sunday, beating Leicester Tigers 25-9 at Twickenham. This is a fantastic clip, somewhat amusing, from the beginning of the match.

Wasps' Josh Lewsey looks to have targeted Leicester's Frank Murphy with a huge shoulder, despite Shaun Edwards specifically saying before hand that they wouldn't be targeting him.

There didn't appear to be much use of the arms in the tackle, but Lewsey got away with it.

Posted by Rugbydump at 2:49 am | View Comments (10)

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Anonymous May 21, 2007 4:33 pm

Nah we arent a dirty team we wont go for cheap shots etc......"WHAM" LMAO!!!

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Anonymous May 21, 2007 6:11 pm

hes munster bred he can take it

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Anonymous May 21, 2007 8:54 pm

Why don't the IRB just allow those a legal hits, would it have been any less dangereous if he'd been hit that hard and Lewsey had wrapped an arm around? They tackle like that in rugby league and its fine, and they done have any more injuries than union

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Anonymous May 22, 2007 11:06 am

Of course it's less dangerous; it's impossible to make such a hit when you're using your arm.Different area of impact, etc.It's a bodycheck, not a tackle. Imagine if props or 20 stone locks would de dishing out hits like that, all game long!

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Anonymous May 27, 2007 12:22 pm

how did wasps beat that brilliant tigers team. im still in shock. if tuilagi had been given more ball it would of been a different story

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Once A Wasp Always A June 17, 2007 12:07 am

nah it was great tactical nous by the Wasps backroom and top notch, 110% defence and man-marking combined with innovative attacking plays. Kings of Europe again!!!!

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H July 01, 2007 8:27 pm

"Why don't the IRB just allow those a legal hits." try being on the receiving end of one to the chin it aint nice ;). Rugby Union makes up on injuries through incidents in rucks and mauls.

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Anonymous November 20, 2007 4:50 pm

what makes you think a munster bred person could take that better than anybody else?? everyone knows that irish people are pussies!!!!!

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GraceOfBod June 26, 2012 9:43 pm

That's pretty rich coming from a guy commenting anonymously.

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Sledgey July 02, 2012 5:58 am

I'm a Kiwi and even I know Munster churns them out as hard as nails.

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