The “Haka” – Inside Out?

Written by Iza Loubser (Ice)

Posted in :Admin, All Blacks, In the news, Original Content, Sharks, Springboks, Tri Nations, WP on 17 Aug 2010 at 11:20

It was reported that the Tri-Nations game Saturday between The Boks and the All Blacks at FNB stadium, will be the biggest rugby-production in the history of SuperSport.

The “Spidercam”, which shows angles in slow movements taken at 125 frames per second, will be used for the first time in Southern Hemisphere rugby.

The camera was originally used in the World Cup Soccer tournament.

This,  almost 2 ton’s worth of equipment will take viewers “inside” the Haka and will show unique perspective of the scrum. (Sounds VERY interesting though!)

Just shows you what SuperSport will get up to, to get people to watch the Bok clash instead of the Sharks / Wp game!  :twisted:

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  • Interesting.. Lets hope it works..

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.08.10 11:26:39 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • Sounds interesting, I’m working so I’m missing both either way. Maybe I should record the game 💡

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.08.10 11:29:06 by Jarson Reply
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  • @Jarson (Comment 2) : Thats a shame boet..

    What time is kickoff anyway.. I was surprised to see that the Sharks game only gets under way at 7pm?! That makes for a very late night..

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.08.10 11:30:57 by Richard Ferguson Reply
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  • I have seen the Spider-cam – very cool thing – but with soccer the ball doesn’t really leave the ground, I know the chances are slim, but could we see technology interfering with the match by getting in the way?

    just me thinking…

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.08.10 11:45:28 by Mole Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : SB has the Bok game at 17:00.

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.08.10 11:48:11 by Jarson Reply
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  • Is anyone going to the game?
    Cause they’re also going to try for a world record for waving the most flags at one time in a stadium, so if you are, take you SA flag. They’re also going to do one of those massive 360 pano’s, you may want to dress up a little 😉

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.08.10 11:57:50 by molly Reply
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  • Good thing I decided not to go then. 😎

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.08.10 11:59:03 by klempie Reply

  • 125 frames per minute

    Per second love!! Per second. hahahaha

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.08.10 12:01:06 by klempie Reply

  • @molly (Comment 6) : I’ll be there, Clayton and vanwilder also I think. 😎

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.08.10 12:05:49 by Pokkel Reply
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  • Honest mistake…thanks

  • Comment 10, posted at 17.08.10 12:07:33 by Ice Reply
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  • @Mole (Comment 4) : They used cabled cameras in the 07 RWC. The only difference is that those didn’t have the ability to move around the whole field. They were strung up on a single cable and if I’m not mistaken were fixed above the middle of the field.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.08.10 12:09:16 by klempie Reply

  • @Ice (Comment 10) : 🙂

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.08.10 12:11:24 by klempie Reply

  • And then the effect will be ruined when one of Supersports idiotic commentators open their mouths. 😆

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.08.10 12:13:00 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 9) : Nice one! Enjoy it… and take some flags.

  • Comment 14, posted at 17.08.10 12:16:54 by molly Reply
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  • what’s a spidercam, precious?

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.08.10 12:18:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 13) : lol

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.08.10 12:21:38 by Uli Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 11) : Yeah, remember that – awesome angles, esp of Steyns place kick in the final… The one they are using is straight from the SWC, and can come down to about 1m above the players heads.

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.08.10 12:23:37 by Mole Reply

  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.08.10 12:26:22 by Uli Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) : I doubt if Precious will know… 😉

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.08.10 12:36:07 by Ice Reply
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  • @molly (Comment 14) : i dont have any SA flags… oh well, sharks flag will do… 🙂

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.08.10 12:38:42 by VanWilder Reply

  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 3) : oooh Good thing you reminded me!

    Late starts in the Shark tank are usually a messy affair with lots of knocks and fumbles . . . hmmm 🙄

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.08.10 13:05:10 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • Team for Saturday’s game:


    15. Gio Aplon, 14. JP Pietersen, 13. Juan de Jongh, 12. Jean de Villiers, 111. Bryan Habana, 10. Morne Steyn, 9. Francois Hougaard, 8. Pierre Spies, 7. Juan Smith, 6. Schalk Burger, 5. Victor Matfield, 4. Flip van der Merwe, 3. Jannie du Plessis, 2. John Smit, 1. Gurthro Steenkamp

    Substitutes: 16. Chiliboy Ralepelle, 17. CJ van der Linde, 18. Danie Rossouw, 19. Francois Louw, 20. Ricky Januarie, 21. Butch James, 22. Wynand Olivier

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.08.10 13:31:16 by Mole Reply

  • Good to see JdV and De Jongh starting in the centres.

    Personally I would have started with Danie, be it at 4 or 8 – Spies hasnt been at his best…

    But with Wynand not playing Im a happy man…

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.08.10 13:34:10 by Mole Reply

  • @Mole (Comment 22) : Now we`ll see if that Mongoose is any good 😆

    That would be Hougaard for anyone who didn`t make the connection.

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.08.10 13:35:59 by Original Pierre Reply
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  • @Original Pierre (Comment 24) : Cant be worse then Ricky, can he? 😯

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.08.10 13:37:07 by Mole Reply

  • I still think Joe Pietersen made a huge mistake, he would have been a shoe in for the fullback position.

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.08.10 13:44:50 by Greg Reply

  • Well me is going to watch the SHARKS game will chatch the replay on the boks game 🙄 😉

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.08.10 15:36:03 by chaz Reply


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