Monday, March 10, 2008

Anthony Tuitavake burries Odwa Ndungane

Anthony Tuitavake burries Odwa Ndungane

Last week we saw Anthony Tuitavake score an incredible try against the Cheetahs , stepping through the defence like they didn't exist, showing what a dangerous runner he really is.

It looks like he's just as lethal on defence, as Sharks winger Odwa Ndungane found out on Saturday when he received this horrible hospital pass from Waylon Murray.

It's not called a hospital pass for nothing, as Ndungane had to reach up for it ala Derick Hougaard and exposed his ribs for all to see. Tuitavake timed the tackle perfectly and hit him hard, driving him to the ground knocking the wind out of poor Odwa.

The best part about this hit, after some of the shenanigans from the weekend, was that it was one hundred percent legal.

Posted by Rugbydump at 7:06 pm | View Comments (14)

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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Kerivoula March 10, 2008 8:10 pm

There'll be no Easter card for Murray from the Ndungane family this year.Ugly pass, beautiful body positioning by Tuitavake, but his run was the best part. He came-up fast, keeping Ndungane on his outside and committed himself early to taking him out, bad pass or no bad pass.

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Anonymous March 10, 2008 8:13 pm

Henson should watch this and take notes. The proper way to tackle hard.

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Rob March 10, 2008 9:13 pm

Yes!!! Bloody brilliant!

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Max March 10, 2008 10:06 pm

Textbook... nuff sed

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Eric March 11, 2008 12:55 am

As the commentator said, ribcage exposure... Awesome hit

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G-unit March 11, 2008 3:48 am

hahaha! Ouch! I love Kerivoula's comment..yes, no easter cards from Ndungane to Waylon Murray this easter! It's not called a "hospital Pass" for nothing!

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Anonymous March 11, 2008 6:52 am

Beautiful tackle, and like it RD said, nice to see amid the recent spate of illegals.How about the Daniel 16 second try and the big tackle from Ryan Kankowsi in the same game?

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Anonymous March 11, 2008 9:01 am

As good and as hard as it gets legally, nice bit of respect shown after as Tuitavake runs back.

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andy March 11, 2008 1:40 pm

Good tackle but it's easy if the guys got his hands in the air and stretching for it. Much more impressive if they've both lined eachother up and you can do that. Noon against Italy for example.Murray should be shot.

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minstrel boy March 11, 2008 2:12 pm

I think the tap on the back hurt more then the tackle itself :)

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fearg March 11, 2008 10:07 pm

hospital pass

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Anonymous March 24, 2008 3:29 am

Hahaha Tuitavake is the man!

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Anonymous May 11, 2008 7:53 am

big hit and 100% legal one don't get a better combination than that!:)

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