Monday, April 21, 2008

Huge Juan Smith handoff on Francois Louw

Huge Juan Smith handoff on Francois Louw

From last weekend's intensely physical derby match between the Stormers and the Cheetahs in Cape Town, we bring you this superb handoff that had young Francois Louw possibly questioning his tackling technique.

After a storming run from young talent Brussouw, Springbok and Cheetahs hardman Juan Smith gets the ball and lays into Louw, knocking him to the ground emphatically with a powerful handoff.

A little push and shove afterwards illustrates the intensity of this match, which the Stormers came away with by 34 points to 22.

Posted at 5:54 pm | 19 comments

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Anonymous April 21, 2008 4:50 pm

he actually tackles himnd dislodges the ball

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David April 21, 2008 4:59 pm

yeah regardless of how powerful the hand off was, in the end the same guy stopped him in his tracks..dont think he needs to question anything.

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No.7 April 21, 2008 4:59 pm

i think we can all agree before everyone starts flooding this like the above, that this was not the best bit of play, but i think we should still "wow" the video.

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Anonymous April 21, 2008 5:20 pm

juan smith is a retard...he sucks...period.

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musichatesyou April 21, 2008 5:49 pm

That still looked cool. Unfortunately, it did not come anywhere close to sounding cool. Was there no commentary to begin with?

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JonnyS April 21, 2008 6:03 pm

That was pretty class but what was the song?!

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craig April 21, 2008 7:20 pm

That was a big hand off. the guy tackler did well to bring him down tho.By the by the song was saturday superhouse by biffy clyro.

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Sharky April 21, 2008 8:22 pm

I think if Louw went in lower (excuse the lame pun) he would have been able to avoid the handoff and still bring down Smith. To the Anonymous child who says Juan Smith is a retard, I'm sure he'd at least figure out how to post a comment on here with class, and with a name too...Ed, still going to delete pathetic Anonymous comments? I think so.

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Wes April 21, 2008 10:02 pm

BOOM! Big impact there! Gotta hurt, both players I reckon. Smith got pulled to ground pretty hard too.

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Cheis April 21, 2008 10:48 pm

great hand-off by one off the best players in the world JUAN!! unlucky on the ground to lose the ball

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No.7 April 21, 2008 11:18 pm

"look sharky why dont you butt out of my life...what are you a loan sharK?hahaha get it!!but seriously grow up!lol"says the retard with no name.......

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G-unit April 21, 2008 11:47 pm

I have to agree! A hand off is only effective if you keep going, not if you get tackled and lose the ball forward... great tackle! Now if you want to see some effective running, watch the Chiefs Crusaders game and Lauaki, gaining the advantage line every time he gets the ball, monster....

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ed April 22, 2008 1:12 am

forward pass. and more of a punch than a hand off. i think whoever made the run before him deserves more credit

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Tom April 22, 2008 8:41 am

Nice Handoff, but check ou Munsters 'Tony Buckley' handoff on simon shaw...........MONSTER!! Shaw is 6ft 8" and gets floored!Buckley is a 6ft 5", 21 stone prop!

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Anonymous April 22, 2008 9:48 am

Billy Clyro Rock!!!Best British band around just now....officially!That not there best song mind, lolLove the hand off, great strength and aggression...No7 went in far too high and deserved what he got!

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Osprey Rich April 22, 2008 1:05 pm

Are you allowed to pass the ball forward in thr SH?

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Sharky April 22, 2008 3:49 pm

Osprey Rich, just another insecure northern hemisphere man eh. But yes, the pass was a mile forward lol

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Anonymous April 23, 2008 9:20 am

"Billy Clyro Rock!!!Best British band around just now....officially!!"I think they'd prefer the term Scottish......

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mr.clutchcleverismyh April 26, 2008 4:21 am

JUAN SMITH DOES NOT SUCK, his team sucks, he cant really focus on winning the game for them alone, being what, down 30 points by 47 minutes, ill take juan on my team any day over franc... wuh, the best hes got is a few keychains with his name on it, jeez juans only got the cup!

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