Tuesday, February 28, 2012

All Blacks take down coptercam at training

Here's a look at the video many of you are talking about, as Israel Dagg of the All Blacks takes down a pesky coptercam with a swift and accurate throw of a rugby ball. Genuine, or another viral marketing ploy from the All Black brand and their sponsors? You decide.

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Posted by Rugbydump at 2:30 pm | View Comments (18)

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Rik February 28, 2012 6:11 pm

Pure marketing! Gotta love it tho

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johndoe February 28, 2012 6:14 pm

Kind of tired of these videos. I'm sure most sports fans would rather see some genuine skill instead of camera tricks and video editing.

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rizzo March 01, 2012 12:46 am

Don't watch it then!! lol, it's a choice, just a bit of fun

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themull February 28, 2012 9:19 pm

I don't think this was a trick as it wouldnt really be thar hard to hit the camera from that close, but it definitely was a pre organised situation

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ScrumGuru February 28, 2012 9:40 pm

I think it is a trick, mainly due to how poor the kicking was- an international back should really be able to hit a very slow moving, ball sized object without that much problem.

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DonegalDemon February 28, 2012 11:37 pm

Are you serious? In what sport do you have to kick a moving target in the air? It's a very difficult piece of skill and throwing it is 1000 times easier. Dagg's throw was real but the All Blacks obviously set up the camera copter.

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bubbledv09 February 29, 2012 12:17 am

it look like a real video to me... but this looks even better ;) http://youtu.be/M4yYxRfp65Y

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Ruggernut February 29, 2012 3:30 pm

Lol. Just watched it. Pretty funny stuff

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Pretzel February 29, 2012 1:01 am

I'm not sure about camera tricks or editing, it looked like what we saw might have been genuine, as others have said, it was probably pre-arranged...

Either way it was quite amusing..Not so sure about a sponsorship ploy... I don't necessarily have an urge to go out and buy something made by Adidas... no more than I already did before watching the video...

Some light hearted (I assume, unless it wasn't pre-arranged!) fun...

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WelshOsprey February 29, 2012 8:58 am

If that was fake it was pretty pointless

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Guy February 29, 2012 1:02 pm

I think it's real.

But let's agree on the pointless!!

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Meisme February 29, 2012 10:06 am

I find it very easy to believe that the all blacks are just scum-bags that don't care about breaking other peoples stuff.

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rugby08 February 29, 2012 7:42 pm

oright mate chill out

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Meisme March 01, 2012 3:21 am


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theianerasmus March 01, 2012 1:39 am

The one thing that makes me think it's a setup is how when it falls, the players make sure to celebrate within camerashot. Also, wouldn't a training session have more than 5 or 6 guys?

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