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Who said Tom Varndell can not tackle?

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Post by yappysnap Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:25 am

Brilliant clip from the Bath-Wasps game last weekend.

http://www.rugbydump.com/2012/04/2522/sam-vesty-butchers-try-as-tom-varndell-chases-him-down

Can not believe Vesty there and the dedication from Varndell to keep the LBP.

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Post by LondonTiger Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:30 am

Varndell has always been pretty good at the wrap/cover tackle. It is head on he is poor at. His usual tackle is to show the outside then try and haul the player down.

Shall now watch this footage.[justify]

sadly my malware protection will not let me watch it

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Post by AsLongAsBut100ofUs Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:39 am

Pretty embarrassing for Vesty alright

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Post by yappysnap Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:40 am

Vesty is at the line and raising an arm in celebration, varndall grabs him from behind drags him down and rolls to cover the ball as it goes over the line and stops the certain try.

Yep so a very good covering tackle but def not head on.

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Post by yappysnap Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:41 am

Pretty much sums up Baths season.

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Post by ChequeredJersey Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:59 am

Great tackle
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Post by Portnoy Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:18 am

Varndell always reminded Campo in the tackling stakes. i.e. a bit pushy-shovey and overall not very good.

But he has improved since he left the Tigers.
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Post by bathmad Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:44 am

GUTTED!!!!

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Post by formerly known as Sam Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:57 am

Which is why you score first and celebrate after. Almost glad that happened as Sam was looking a bit to smug with the one arm raised. Shame he didn't try it at Tigers would have loved to see Cockerill's reaction to him doing that in a Tigers shirt.

But he has improved since he left the Tigers

He does seem to have become a little more consistent doesn't he. At Tigers he tended to show up for the European games but suffer lapses in the league, I remember drawing with Quins at Twickers after Monye brushed him off on the outside which lead to some chuntering. He certainly has the physical ability to be a great tackler it's all in his mind.

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Post by LondonTiger Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:25 am

formerly known as Sam wrote:I remember drawing with Quins at Twickers after Monye brushed him off on the outside which lead to some chuntering. He certainly has the physical ability to be a great tackler it's all in his mind.

My lord that was a cold day.

Varndell is big and strong - but all too often he tackled like Les cusworth, trying to jump on the players back and hope they would fall over. I never feel that Varndell has used his physicality in attack either.

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Post by Bathite Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:45 am

yappysnap wrote:Pretty much sums up Baths season.

Kind of....but being that near the tryline would indicate we have had some attacking success.

I'd say that a knock on on halfway or a penalty at scrum time would be more apt!

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Post by tigerleghorn Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:32 am

Nice that Tom's first tackle was captured on TV.

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Post by yappysnap Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:53 am

Bathite wrote:
yappysnap wrote:Pretty much sums up Baths season.

Kind of....but being that near the tryline would indicate we have had some attacking success.

I'd say that a knock on on halfway or a penalty at scrum time would be more apt!

I was thinking lots of celebrating before anything is actually achieved. boxing Can't see Vesty featuring any time soon now though...

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