View Full Version : Rugby borrows a page from pairs figure skating!

09-14-2012, 11:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRNcBxLGsYg :D

Wasn't sure whether to post this here, in Other Sports, or Off the Beaten Track, but please feel free to move this :P

09-15-2012, 02:33 AM
:respec: :D

09-15-2012, 03:17 AM
That's interesting. Lifting to catch the ball. It ends up a lot like the lift in Pechalat and Bourzat's Mummy free dance in 2011-2012.

09-15-2012, 07:37 AM
Yes, it does look kind of like P/B's lift that they've done for years. Except Bourzat doesn't just stand around on both feet - take that, rugby players!

OTOH, Pechalat weighs less than a rugby player, and they don't have a bunch of people rushing at them. So I guess it evens out :D

09-15-2012, 08:06 AM
Impressive. Lifts are of course common in lineouts but that kind of lift is very unusual, I've never seen anything like it!

I did like how he attempted to put him down in a gentlemanly way. However it's a bit tricky when a probably 700kg+ opposition pack is bearing down on you.