A video on some the worst “Brain Fades” in rugby has been created
A compilation of some of the worst Brain Fades in rugby has been created and it makes for some truly bizarre viewing.
The video which went online a week ago has already amassed over 100,000 views online as it looks at some of the stupidest mistakes that players have made in rugby. The compilation features a surprisingly large amount of French players in this, we wonder why…
The people in this video are very unlucky to have had these moments filmed.
In other news… Ardie Savea collected three awards at this year’s ASB Rugby Awards in Auckland tonight, including the supreme Kelvin R Tremain Memorial award for the overall Player of the Year, bookending a year of consistently remarkable performances from the All Blacks and Hurricanes loose forward.
Savea, who underwent knee surgery today and was not able to attend the award ceremony, was named the Investec Super Rugby Player of the Year, the All Blacks Player of the Year (new award), before being crowned as the Kelvin R Tremain Player of the Year award which was won last year by Black Fern Kendra Cocksedge.
Savea reached a new level of play in 2019, starting eight of the All Blacks 10 Test matches, and he showed strength and versatility across the back row. Savea was a monster presence on the field in attack – often taking defenders for a ride – and on defence – he displayed a freakish ability to turnover crucial ball at the breakdown.
In another night for the history books, Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Hirini won the Tom French Cup for Māori Player of the Year, the first woman to do so in the 70 year history of the award.
Three-peat Crusaders Head Coach Scott Robertson won his first ASB National Coach of the Year Award, while the 10-time champions won a consecutive adidas National Team of the Year award.
Black Ferns Sevens Co-Coaches Allan Bunting and Cory Sweeney were named ASB New Zealand Coaches of the Year, and the Black Ferns Sevens were crowned the adidas New Zealand Team of the Year for a second consecutive year.
Tyla Nathan-Wong was named Black Ferns Sevens Player of the Year, while her skipper Sarah Hirini (Ngāti Kahungunu) was named the Tom French Memorial Māori Player of the Year.
Some serious brain fades here.