Friday, May 07, 2010

Friday Funnies - The Tony Buckley player toss

Friday Funnies - The Tony Buckley player toss

So as things go, the Biarritz vs Munster Heineken Cup Semi Final was quite an eventful match, as we've already seen a few great clips from it here this week. There's still one more that I know a lot of you were really keen to see again.

With about twenty minutes left in the match, Munster coach Tony McGahan brought power front rower Tony Buckley on as a replacement for John Hayes, in an effort to solidify the scrumming effort.

It proved fruitless as Biarritz came out on top anyway, but what it did provide was a rather comical, and somewhat impressive, moment from the Irish powerhouse prop.

In an attempt to give his scrumhalf clean ball to clear, he lifted Biarritz second centre Arnaud Mignardi and simply tossed him aside, with what looked like very little effort on his part.

Mignardi is under 6ft and only weighs about 84 kg's, with Buckley being a monster at over 130 kg's and 6ft 5 in height, so in some ways it wasn't really a fair contest. It was helluva funny to see the ease with which the big guy did it though.

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:09 pm | View Comments (29)

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Anonymous May 07, 2010 6:42 pm

ahaha Mignardi looked so surprised afterwards with his mouthguard half out. Just had that "did that just happen?" look on his face.

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Anonymous May 07, 2010 6:45 pm

hahaha bet buckley was askin everyone in th changin room, 'did u see wen i lifted th centre and trew him outta th road?' lol

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Phil May 07, 2010 6:54 pm

Brilliant! Like Quinell 'putting the rubbish out'.

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Anonymous May 07, 2010 7:41 pm

last shot of it... epic!

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Anonymous May 07, 2010 7:47 pm

Tony Buckley the biggest man i've ever seen!

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Anonymous May 07, 2010 8:04 pm

I bet he's hung like a buffalo.

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Anonymous May 07, 2010 9:17 pm


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Pims May 07, 2010 11:08 pm

Could we have the incident including - again - M. Flannery ?

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Flooz May 07, 2010 11:13 pm

lol funny to watch but mignardi didn't block the ball.

in term of frustration, flannery trip on hunt is quite cynical. A recidivist who will again say that he is dumb and stupid

god bless erc:)

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Anonymous May 08, 2010 3:12 am

.....hmmm, should be banned for 70 weeks....

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vinniechan May 08, 2010 8:55 am

They should titled this "Advanced rucking technique"

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mike May 08, 2010 9:27 am

ruck .. chuck .. whatever works!

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Anonymous May 08, 2010 10:30 am

so effortless!

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Dalma May 08, 2010 11:17 am

"Tony Buckley the biggest man i've ever seen!"

... and one of the worst scrummagers the world has ever seen.

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HM May 08, 2010 11:51 am

That's not a deterrent to lying on the wrong side of the ball. THIS is a deterrent:

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John F May 08, 2010 2:56 pm

Wow what a surprise.

Typical Munster, might be funny to laugh at but he might have injured the player when he was not blocking the ball.

Munster think they can write their own laws, thank God they are out, they are boring as well :)

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themrbillford May 12, 2012 1:39 pm

Why are you watching a video just so you can put buckley and munster down? go and watch something for the sake of watching it, not to insult others

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Anonymous May 08, 2010 7:15 pm

....what a valuable insight into the world of John F...

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Kearney for tests May 08, 2010 7:30 pm

Typical John F. Takes a funny moment and tries to ruin it for everybody because he's a bitter old lemon.

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Huh!! the 3rd May 08, 2010 7:49 pm

Wow, Munster sure are boring John F. And please tell me what Biarritz are then? Without their back 3, who they didn't use at all or Imanol they'd be alot of fun to watch!!! Munster did all the running, scored a brilliant try and played some exciting rugby this season (Perpignan away, Northampton in 1/4). In the past, yes, that holds up, but not for a couple of years.

If Buckley spent his time learning how to scrum and not throwing small centres around and flicking offloads all the time I'd be delighted.

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Rene Ranger May 08, 2010 9:52 pm

Francois Steyns drop goal for Racing metro!

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phone a friend May 08, 2010 9:58 pm

84 kg deadlift is not impressive.

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Conor May 09, 2010 12:50 am

Heinrich Brossow did it even better to Martyn Williams

PS I don't know who this (second) commentator is but I hate this man! what an idiot!!

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mark May 09, 2010 10:45 am

the commentator is stuart barnes.can't stand the man!he's the andy gray of the rugby world..

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David May 09, 2010 11:36 am

dont know why he doesn't start for munster and ireland, ok so he cant scrummage particularly well but then neither can hayes or any other irish tighthead and at least buckley contributes a lot around the park unlike any of the others

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Anonymous May 09, 2010 2:37 pm

steyns dropgoal and allround play against clermont was unbleievable

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Anonymous May 10, 2010 2:25 am

David, hayes in a monster in the lineouts and general play...

although he is getting on now...

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