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Sharkbok

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George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 15:02:25

 

 

 

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Fireman's carry: George North gives Israel Folau a ride


Sharkbok

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 15:03:13

 

 

 

 

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Fireman's carry: George North gives Israel Folau a ride


Sharkbok

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 15:03:31

 

 

 

 

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Fireman's carry: George North gives Israel Folau a ride


Sharkbok

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 15:08:33

 The sidebar is in the way, so had to paste it a few times for a clear shot of the picture.

This was one of the most bizzare thing I have seen in rugby.

It started with Folau trying to tackle George North who then proceeded to pick him and carry him over his shoulder for some metres while continuing his run.

It must have taken some power to pick up a player that is around 110kg and continue the run with him over his shoulder.

North then got injured as he fell akwardly on his head carrying his own weight and also Israel Folau's. 

 

The rules say that the tackler has to make sure he does not do a spear tackle, and this means that the tackled player is not thrown head downwards. 

Not sure if the law accomodates for the tackled player to pick up the tackler and drop them head first, while also landing on their head as well

 


mozart

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 15:51:39

It ended up as one of the most dangerous spears I've seen. North went straight into the deck with his neck taking all his weight and Folau's weight, which was distributed on his shoulders. Prospects for a broken neck from that were pretty high. That said, Folau cant be held to blame. 

 

The contest between Folau and North is titanic and is lighting up the series.


Spooony

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 15:55:47
Can see brought some of his AFL skills to rugby like the tackling. Don't see the fuss about 103 kg man carrying a weight of 90kg on his shoulder? If Folau was on the floor and North ran over him then that is something to get a wet dream about.


mozart

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 17:06:43
Mr Contrary


Sharkbok

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 18:27:03

 Spooney, North was carrying a rugby ball in his right hand against his chest. 

That means he picked up someone that weighed over 100kg with practically just one arm far enough of the ground until he could use his other shoulder(of the arm carrying the ball). 

 

The momentum/velocity of the players running into each other would have helped, but how many times have you seen this happen?

 

Folaou must have been surprised as one minute he was tackling North and the next he was picked up and placed on the shoulder to be carried like a baby. 

 

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Sharkbok

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 18:36:27

 


Spooony

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 19:10:23

@Mozart

 

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@Sharkbok

 

Have you ever saw a tip tackle? Or Wonder how Jacque Fourie managed to pick up and dump Nonu? Did you ever see how they tackle in AFL. You are not allowed to tackle lower than the hips in AFL. 

 

Take a rugby ball in one hand and duck down and let someone of 90kg's jump on shoulder.  Your shoulder is carrying the weight check how slows he run with Folau hanging on. 

 

People are comparing him to Lomu which is bloody ridoncilous. 


mozart

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RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 23:05:39

Mr Contrary you are a stitch.


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