Thursday, December 30, 2010

The History of Rugby - Part 12

The History of Rugby - Part 12

As we approach New Years Eve, the holiday season is almost over so we look forward to a big 2011, with plenty of fantastic rugby action coming up as well as a few big changes on RD. For now, here's the next in the popular History of Rugby series.

It's been a slow few weeks in terms of fresh content on Rugbydump, but family visits and festive banter is now all but over, so the site will be back in business shortly, with daily updates and the best clips from around the world brought to you regularly.

In 2011 we've got the World Cup in New Zealand, so before we look forward, lets take a look back to the last time the All Blacks won the tournament, in 1987. We also get to see the 1991 tournament, when the Wallabies won the first of their two titles.

Two great captains, David Kirk and Nick Farr Jones, lifted the trophies in '87 and '91 respectively, and obviously going into 2011 we're all wondering if the host nation, led by Richie McCaw, can break the long drought for the Kiwis.

Following this post, we'll keep the series coming as other parts are posted over time. Have a watch and feel free to discuss your predictions for next years tournament. Can New Zealand handle the pressure at home, or will it be another of the top ranked sides that manages to shatter the dream for the host nation?

Time: 10:47

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:48 am | View Comments (23)

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Alexander December 30, 2010 2:03 pm

Wonderful stuff!!

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ReactorField December 30, 2010 6:05 pm

If the kiwis win the World Cup, it only proves they can win the cup when they host the tournament!

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Maui December 30, 2010 6:06 pm

these vids are ok but can you get back to posting the normal stuff? highlights, big hits, etc. barely been any new stuff recently

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Maui December 30, 2010 6:17 pm

people like you ruining this place anon. no need to spam and annoy everyone if you don't like what i said.

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Anonymous December 30, 2010 6:27 pm

shut the fuck up ^^^^^^^^^

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orange December 30, 2010 7:25 pm

I was wondering how there were 83 comments already...

Happy holidays, lonely anonymous.

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orange December 30, 2010 7:28 pm

Although, I do somewhat agree.

RD posts its first video after a break - during a break, no less - and you ask for something else, Maui?

A bit of a dick move, I'd say. Just calm down and wait until the site pick up again. Jaysus, everyone's a critic!

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Maui December 30, 2010 7:32 pm

what the hell? half an hour posting that?


there's been tons of rugby on recently and i was hoping there might be some highlights on my favourite highlight site. but there hasn't been. i live in new zealand so heineken cup matches are hard to come by and i usually get highlights on rd.

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orange December 30, 2010 7:33 pm

Sorry, just one last remark.

Watching this video makes me wish I were old enough (being 23) to have witnessed the beautiful rugby played during that time. It was before the silly stuff that has come about due to professionalism, but still amazing rugby played by some of the best players to ever see the pitch.

Thanks for the vid!

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Anonymous December 30, 2010 7:37 pm

Anonymous - well done, you've just added to RD's ad income greatly.

ReactorField - not sure I agree. Does England's win in '03 only prove they can win the cup when it's in Australia?

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James December 30, 2010 8:47 pm

Rob Andrew is a scintilating auto-cue reader no? Yawn...

Good to watch these old clips and remember why I got into rugby in the first place. As usual though the vid is so Anglo-Centric (even though it is called "the history of rugby").
Why does everyone support whoever is playing against england?
Your honour - exhibit A

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Ohne Ditch December 30, 2010 9:58 pm

Amazing video. One thing that stands out is the quality of play 20 years ago is comparable to present day rugby - chip and chases, great supporting running and passing and quick ball recycling.

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JAY December 30, 2010 11:25 pm

"ReactorField - not sure I agree. Does England's win in '03 only prove they can win the cup when it's in Australia?"

NZ are favourites to win almost every year though yet they seem to mess it up outside NZ.

Not necessarily a bad thing, regardless of RWC wins, everyone knows NZ are the best rugby team in history and the best team in the world (by a mile) right now.

(I'm Irish)

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Anonymous December 31, 2010 11:02 am

Nice vid, shows rugby how it was originally intended before it was bastardised to the boring shit we see today.

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Anonymous December 31, 2010 11:22 am

How much is left?

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BigBucks January 01, 2011 3:37 pm

If you continue to say that Anonymous im going to dress you up as a woman and feed you to a group of drunk scottish props

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Abihsot January 01, 2011 10:11 pm

Hopefully Australia will beat NZ in the RWC2011 final.

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Anonymous January 02, 2011 2:56 pm

Gotta agree with Orange, the switch to professionalism was a deal as Faustian as they come. Rugby's been simmered down to nothing more than another canvas for advertising to be sploshed all over.

Think of the demise of rugby as just an externality in the pursuit of the absurd; infinite growth. With Christmas just having passed, it's comforting to know that our sport may have played some part in convincing somebody to buy shit noone needs with money they don't have. Happy New Year!

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Phil January 02, 2011 3:11 pm

Worst thread in ages... RD, will the new site have some good anti-spam measures?

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Anonymous January 02, 2011 6:24 pm

Will the new site have any posts?

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RD January 02, 2011 9:12 pm

Yes, and yes.

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Anonymous January 03, 2011 7:11 am

Strange choices of clips in some cases there, I don't think any show games that don't involve a NH team.

Instead of showing some of the sensational All Blacks/Wallabies semi from the '91 world cup (Campese over-the-shoulder pass, and then turning Kirwan inside out to score), we see the other semi of which the highlight appears to be a drop-goal.

Aside from that, love the site RD, keep up the great work.

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