Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ospreys run riot against Treviso

Ospreys run riot against Treviso

Ospreys put in a commanding performance at home on the weekend as they demolished Treviso in a 10 try spectacle that saw winger Tommy Bowe picking up four tries and the Italian side being crushed 68-8 at the Liberty Stadium.

The Welsh hosts scored some excellent tries as they ran riot with Bowe crossing three times within a 25 minute period in the first half that also saw Nikki Walker scoring twice.

Lee Byrne, Shane Williams and Ed Shervington all scored tries after the interval before Bowe claimed his fourth try six minutes from time.

With a halftime score of 40-8, the game was well beyond Treviso, but they made a game of it after the interval and competed well until the final minutes, when the pressure once again proved too much.

It was an impressive performance from the injury ravaged Welsh side who ran in some classic tries, with flyhalf James Hook showing what a dangerous open field runner he can be.

This match was only broadcast on a Welsh tv channel, so the commentary is in Welsh, not English. The tries are great to watch though, in any language.


Time: 05:04

Posted at 2:02 pm | 72 comments

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Ross December 11, 2008 2:53 pm

looks like james hook is winning the fake tan competition

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Kerivoula December 11, 2008 3:14 pm

...which is a tough competition in Welsh rugby nowadays.

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Benson December 11, 2008 3:14 pm

Yeah, he is teamates with Gavin Henson afterall.

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Kerivoula December 11, 2008 3:23 pm

But, to be a little more constructive, the most impressive part of the Osprey's game was the off-loading in the tackle. Very nice.

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Kevin, Meath December 11, 2008 3:55 pm

Hook is a class act, as are the Ospreys but you must question whether stronger opposition would have allowed as much space and time. The Ospreys have not fired on all cylinders this year is this the start or just 'big fish' punishing minows?

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Dune December 11, 2008 4:40 pm

The reason they put 60+ points on this team is because Ian Foster is with them this week for these two games. If Ian Foster was around for games against Leicester and Perpignan, then they would probably put in the kind of performances that would be good enough to win those matches.

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opfazonk December 11, 2008 4:47 pm

cool tries, but not really impressive...looked like for example a rwc match between a top 8 ranked nation and some random minnow side like namibia or portugal (no offence against these countries though!)... but still the ospreys are in the 2nd toughest HK pool (toughest to be pool 1 with munster, sale, clermont and montauban) so i guess at the end of pool stage they will need any point scored...

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Matt December 11, 2008 6:58 pm

Heyy ross and bensonnn, fuck up is it?have a look on youtube, type in rugby players scrub up. Its on wales online, sonny parker, mike philips and james hook were invited to a beauty salon by welsh person off big brother. And they did the treatments for a laugh. Hook had a spray tan. For a laugh like.awesome gameWALES:D

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Anonymous December 11, 2008 7:39 pm

how many did tommy bowe ( GO IRELAND) get??? jacobo.

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Anonymous December 11, 2008 8:39 pm

MediaZone SUCKS donkey testicles

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rancid December 11, 2008 9:32 pm

"Heyy ross and bensonnn, fuck up is it?have a look on youtube, type in rugby players scrub up.Its on wales online, sonny parker, mike philips and james hook were invited to a beauty salon by welsh person off big brother. And they did the treatments for a laugh. Hook had a spray tan. For a laugh like."That'd be great... But Hooks had fake tan for as long as my memory remembers. He's a puff.

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Tyler From Canada December 11, 2008 10:45 pm

Fuck Mediazone..

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billybob December 11, 2008 11:05 pm

@ anonymousTommy bowe had 4 tries& people insulting hooks fake tanWe lack any real sun in wales so its our only option The ospreys were clinical for a change!!! Hooray!!!Great tries, hope they can carry on like this.

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Petor December 12, 2008 3:50 am

Tyler from Canada! I with out a doubt could not agree with you more!!FUCK MEDIAZONEstupid fucks even filter out my hate mail i send to them

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Anonymous December 12, 2008 4:59 am

Mediazone are a bunch of fucking wankers (excuse the language)there not gaining anything from this, only ruining other peoples enjoyment.

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Sean December 12, 2008 5:11 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2dN7fAgvmgthis is a link to the highlightshopefully you'll see it before mediazone get this one as well

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Flooz December 12, 2008 10:16 am

cool tries but against weak opposition..ps: please turn off this drama music :)

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Anonymous December 12, 2008 10:50 am

pointless match, useless opposition.why is it on RD?can you get some good lions footage from 2001, im thinking austin healey taking the piss out of steve black etc to cheer up a friday!

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Anonymous December 12, 2008 2:12 pm

gee man, just watched it...or tried...looked good what i saw, but the music got to me...it made me sad.

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mattn December 12, 2008 9:01 pm

Any chance of some Sevens action?Thanks.

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Anonymous December 13, 2008 12:57 am

" Anonymous said... pointless match, useless opposition.why is it on RD?"No HEC game is pointless, get a clue. BP wins make a difference to qualifying.

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Dune December 13, 2008 2:22 am

@ anonymous, maybe it's on RD because it was a record breaking match; highest number of points scored by one team in a single match as well as greatest victory margin. Or if that's not good enough for you it's on RD because the clip involves rugby.

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Anonymous December 13, 2008 10:41 am

hardly u twat. boring lop sided game

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MediazoneMember December 13, 2008 12:27 pm

Im a member of Mediazone and ive talked to them but they wont listen...Anyway well done ospreys! lol

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Anonymous December 13, 2008 12:36 pm

buncha nice offloads, like watching the baa baas of old. good stuff, especially for the newcomers.

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Jim December 13, 2008 12:45 pm

get rid of that music NOW...theres no need for Enemy of the State or CSI type music. its not a bloody movie is it?? They are rugby highlights, at this point id rather have heard the welsh commentary and not understood a word than hear the music...good highlights apart from that

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Dune December 13, 2008 5:08 pm

Do you call everyone who out argues you a twat, or is it just me?

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Bernardo Janson December 14, 2008 11:11 am

would love to see some of the action of the recent Sevens Tournaments. Thanks

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Squaw December 14, 2008 4:09 pm

What happened to the Crossbar Challenge with Scott Quinell?? :(

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dodo December 14, 2008 6:25 pm

that was really stupid and a massive waste of time, because he got beat a the 2nd club he went to. and his accent was wel annoying. reminded me of the only gay in the village (little britain)"Heyy ross and bensonnn, fuck up is it?have a look on youtube, type in rugby players scrub up.Its on wales online, sonny parker, mike philips and james hook were invited to a beauty salon by welsh person off big brother. And they did the treatments for a laugh. Hook had a spray tan. For a laugh like."wow that sounds well gay. rugby players scrub up - what the fuck. i dont know about the rest of you but... and on the subject of wales: what the fuck is their new kit XD

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TigersFan December 14, 2008 8:27 pm

Dodo are you talking about the welsh teams kit?If so, are you serious?Im english and love the welsh red AND yellow kits...under armour did a good job.

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irate user December 14, 2008 9:52 pm

rugby dump is nowhere near as good as it used to be... mediazone BS has ruined it.. and its not even worth coming back on the site anymore... from now on im going to just watch my rugby news on youtube.

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robert December 16, 2008 6:45 am

@ irate user .. unfortunately what you say is just what the pricks at Mediazone want. I agree that all these clips going down is a pain in the neck and I'm sure RD are busting their arse to get the copyright issue sorted out. But they've given me a lot of entertainment already so I'll keep coming back to see what they come up with in the future. What I can't understand is why Mediazone and their like can't find a friendly and creative way to work with a site like RD .. I thought we were all on the same side in just being fans of a great sport. Mediazone make out they work for the fans and the sport but their actions make it clear they work only for themselves and the rest can go to hell.

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Anonymous December 16, 2008 11:11 am

When is the site getting updated!!?

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Anonymous December 16, 2008 6:52 pm

new posts!this website dont even looks live the truly rugby dump!get more action weekly get more posts...get this site back where this site belongs...high stands!

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Anonymous December 16, 2008 10:34 pm

classy game between quins and stade francais at the weekend, could do with some clips of that.

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Anonymous December 17, 2008 1:38 am

You must post about the munster vs. clermont game!

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Anonymous December 17, 2008 9:31 am

there is a clip of the o connel scrap on youtube already, come on RD get the thumb out this is unacceptably slow behaviour.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQsermgwdfw

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Anonymous December 17, 2008 9:41 am

Incredible pressure phase play by Harlequins v Stade Francais at the end of the matchhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqi728ZhbMQ

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Anonymous December 17, 2008 9:56 am

Now there yous are, I have included loads of action from last weekend so RD dont have to do anything anymore, the lazy fukers

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peas December 17, 2008 10:00 am

dodo is speaks truth. i agree with himthank you anonymous for the youtube links

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Anonymous December 17, 2008 10:03 am

your welcome peas

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irate user December 17, 2008 11:23 am

good to see im not alone in that robert... but i agree... hopefully rugby dump can sort out their copy right issues and get back to the way it once was

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frankyH December 17, 2008 2:25 pm

thanks for the links anonymous... but have you paid your RD subscription yet for this month? If not, how the fuck do you get off complaining, particularly at this time of year (holidays/christmas etc)Grow up mate.

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Anonymous December 17, 2008 5:01 pm

No franky h havent paid my subscription, will you do me a favour and pay mine for me and while your at it fuck off you gimp

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Anonymous December 17, 2008 11:53 pm

Bit dissapointed they had to dub the music over my native language.

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Anonymous December 18, 2008 1:13 pm

"Anonymous said... Bit dissapointed they had to dub the music over my native language."The video with the current music was made by someone from The Ospreys forum, the original video uploaded by RD was taken down. :P

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ZZZZZZZZZZZZ December 19, 2008 2:39 am

RugbyDump seem to have been lazy this week and not posted any vids.Completely irrelevant now but im bored so heres my predicted lions XV for next year...15-byrne (wal)14-strettle (eng)13-o driscoll (ire)12-henson (wal)11-williams (wal)10-o gara (ire)9-blair (sco)8-jones (wal)7-williams (wal)6-haskell (eng)5-o connoll (ire)4-wyn jones (wal)3-hayes (ire)2-flannery (ire)1-sheridan (eng)Other peoples team predictions would be cool :D

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Anonymous December 19, 2008 4:50 am

Jason White must be included! in the lions!

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MagnersWatcher (and December 20, 2008 1:11 am

Thats a damn good lions choice, but the tour is a while yet and player form could change.Anyone see ospreys vs dragons?Henson was AMAZING!

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mitch December 20, 2008 1:50 pm

my lions xv 4 next year15.byrne (wal)14.bowe (ire)13.o'driscoll (ire)12.henson (wal)11.williams (wal)10.jones (wal)9.blair (sco)8.powell (wal)7.williams (wal)6.jones (wal)(c)5.o'connell (ire)4.wyn jones (wal)3.jenkins (wal)2.flannry (ire)1.sheridan (eng)

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Anonymous December 21, 2008 12:32 am

me thinks mitch is welsh.....

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Anonymous December 21, 2008 7:14 am

me thinks the previous Anonymous is English

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Anonymous December 21, 2008 12:54 pm

i think mitch is blinded by his love for welshgays: byrne ( who dives like a footballer ), henson and jones ( your "captain" of choice )

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dodo December 21, 2008 1:19 pm

haskell has to play at 6! he's a beast.

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Anonymous December 21, 2008 3:51 pm

Byrne is exceptional, proven he's the best 15 in the NH during the Autumn tests and 6N. Ask Robbie Deans.

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Manfred December 21, 2008 4:07 pm

My Lions XV is15-Byrne (Great form on 6N)or Geordan Murphy , and in some time more will be Keith Earls14-Lewsey(toughest winger around and I like his style of play)or Tommy Bowe or I like to see what the Sprinboks do against the Big Boy Banahan13-BOD comes to my mind,so dont cut off the tradition ,but if he get injuried in the bus then Ill call Simpson-Daniel(quick as a fart)12-Gaynson I`ve read that he is playing well,the other choice that would like to see is Gordon D'arcy at 12 or 13 , he is a grat quiet player 11-Big Shane ,do I have to say something more?10-OGara ,I think of him like a classic fly half, great kicking, good passing,not very much tackle and great game vision.9-Dany Care,(He is playing well now)or the experience of Mike Blair8-Parisse, but like this isnt possible Ill say Harinordoquy,jajaSeriusly Ill say Ryan Jones as he is a cool calm player.7-There are so many great opensides, but I enjoy when Martyn Williams play, other options are Tom Reese(run almost like Super Schalk)or David Wallace6-so many greats blindsides too,but I prefer the Crunching-Hard-Killing-Assasin Tackling of the experienced Jason White(the northern Collins)other option are Simon Taylor(I like his style of game) or Lewis Moody5-Paul O`Connell,Huge guy with great lineout and command abilities,He gets upset very often but its part of the job

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Manfred December 21, 2008 4:59 pm

2nd choice should be Winn-Jones.4-I like to see the combination with O'Kelly but if he gets too old to play ,then should be Borthwick (Experienced player)or O'Callaghan (Munster Partner of O'Connell)3-I'll like to see Phil Vickery in the Tighthead ,he is experienced ,tough and if the Raging Bull doesn't get himself red carded, then he will play a good role in the tour, 2nd choice is "The Bull" John Hayes, great scrummagger. 2-I dont get a name immediately to The Hooker of the team ,so should be Flannery(Ireland Hooker)because he is playing regularly in his national team, but I like the hooker of england Lee Mears, he run the pitch like a Small wild boar and its quiet funny to see.1-Andrew Sheridan, no doubts on that,The Beast of Bromley is a fearsome player and its the best Loosehead on the north,other choice is Marcus HoranPlus Gethin Jenkins that can play anywhere in the Front row and that is very handy.

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Anonymous December 21, 2008 5:57 pm

lol you thinks wrong, the anonymous was not english!

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RD December 21, 2008 6:22 pm

To the few who have complained about laziness etc, Rugbydump is a free service that is updated for you when possible. There is no funding or staff, only contributors. This past week, for the first time in a long time, it wasn't possible to update the site unfortunately. Things will get back on track shortly though, so thanks for your patience.

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Anonymous December 21, 2008 6:59 pm

RD, don't listen to complainers, thank you for the fantastic job you're doin on this site (and for free). Merry Christmas!

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AngusOg91 December 21, 2008 8:12 pm

I'm sorry I had to say this. There were 69 comments before this one...

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