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8 of the best sports clips on YouTube

Ross and Russel
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Anyone who’s stumbled onto YouTube knows how easy it can be to get sucked into a vortex of captivating footage.

Jon Anderson and Ross Stevenson got a little carried away on Wednesday morning, recounting their favourite sports clips online.

Here is a selection of sports footage they reckon any sports fan simply has to see.

8. Australia wins the 4x100m freestyle relay, Sydney Olympics

Australia broke the USA’s stranglehold on this event on the back of Ian Thorpe’s blistering final leg. Ross particularly loves Dennis Cometti’s commentary of the home stretch, which begins at 3:21.

7. John Bourke hits umpire, 1985

Speaking of commentary, Slug Jordon’s call of the Collingwood reserve player’s meltdown is in football folklore. ‘He’s give him one too!’

6. Round 9 of the Arturo Gatti vs Mickey Ward fight, 2002

Ando believes this to be one of the greatest rounds in boxing history.

5. John Newcombe v Jimmy Connors, 1975 Australian Open

Newk had to battle hard for his seventh and final Grand Slam title.

4. 1977 Centenary Test

Ando recommends this documentary, which is on YouTube in several parts, and features some of the best slips fielding you will ever see.

3. Australia def South Africa, World Cup Semifinal, 1999

A brain-fade from the Proteas’ tail-enders saw the Aussies progress to the Final in dramatic circumstances.

2. Tiger Woods’ chip 

Few shots sum up Tiger’s genius like his miracle chip on the 16th of the 2005 Masters at Augusta.

1. Ross’ Number 1: Swift Fantasy

Not many New Zealand greyhound races get exposure on this side of the ditch, but this come-from-behind win is so impressive, Ross reckons it’s a must-see.


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