Thursday, September 27, 2007
Replacement center Seru Rabeni was a man with a mission when he came on against the Wallabies on the weekend. The Fiji and Leicester Tigers player had a stormer, and was seen putting big hits in left, right, and most importantly - center.
Berrick Barnes was the first of his victims, feeling the full wrath of his 106kg frame as he flew at him and hit him hard. One of the biggest hits we've seen this World Cup.
Scott Staniforth came on later in the game as a replacement, and had barely spent five minutes on the field before Rabeni once again punished the Aussie backline with a hard hit, sending Staniforth back to the bench where he came from.
Rabeni illustrated how easy it is to make great, clean tackles, which are always worth seeing and great for the game. Not only that, it certainly makes the opposition look up and think twice when they have ball in hand!