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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Huge tackle on Wisconsin Rugby Club player after inside switch

We received this clip from the guy who got 'lit up', as he called it. His name is Alex Peasley of Wisconsin Rugby Club, and Alex likes switching inside off his flyhalf. Unfortunately for him, Metropolis D2 have a player named Kavika Peniata, and he reads play well. And hits really hard. MORE »

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Southland score sensational try after big Willis Halaholo bump off

The ITM Cup started with a bang this past weekend, particularly in Invercargill as Southland beat Bay of Plenty 34-23. It was a scrappy game but they saved the best for last, with this wonder try that included a big knock, and a sensational kick. MORE »

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sky Sports selection of the Best Super Rugby Hits in 2014

Sky Sports (UK) have put together their selection of the biggest hits and collisions from this year's Super Rugby competition. A few weeks ago we featured a Super Rugby big hits video from Sky Sport in New Zealand, but this one is a bit different, and set to a great backing track. MORE »

Monday, August 11, 2014

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke cited after awkward tackle and sending off

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke has been cited for his dangerous tackle during the 31-24 loss to the Sharks on the opening weekend of the Currie Cup. Franke was eventually red carded, in what was an awkward few minutes for referee Craig Joubert. MORE »

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Soteria Pulumu suspended from Women's World Cup for Spear Tackle

There were two suspensions that followed the opening day's play at the Women's Rugby World Cup in France. Mandisa Williams of South Africa was banned for punching, while Samoa's Soteria Pulumu received a 5 week ban for a tackle. Here is a look at the latter. MORE »

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this compilation of the biggest and most memorable hits in this year's Super Rugby tournament. Noteworthy tackles include that by Highlanders star Malakai Fekitoa, Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna, and Colin Slade losing his gum-guard twice in two weeks. MORE »

Monday, July 07, 2014

Ma'a Nonu's bumps off Colin Slade with massive charge

Crusaders back Colin Slade, who has broken has jaw on multiple occasions, was on the receiving end of a huge Ma'a Nonu charge during the Crusaders and Blues' Super Rugby game at the weekend. Nonu's superior size and body position meant Slade was sent flying, gumguard and all. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Earlier this week Wales prop Samson Lee was suspended for five weeks for a headbutt on Flip van der Merwe during the Springboks vs Wales second Test at the Mombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The incident occurred shortly before a Welsh try, but wasn't looked at. MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Canada came agonisingly close to a famous victory over Scotland on Saturday, but had a late penalty reversed due to a controversial sending off. Scotland will be relieved to have won the tour game 19-17 after the home side pushed them all the way. MORE »

Friday, June 13, 2014

Five Biggest Hits of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season

Premiership Rugby have put together their selection of the five biggest tackles that took place in the latest 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season. We featured a few of them, but here's another look as you may have missed one or two. MORE »

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Huge hit by Tonga in Pacific Nations Cup draw with Samoa

The Midyear Tours are currently on the go but the Pacific Nations Cup is also under way, and featured a dramatic 18-18 draw between Samoa and Tonga in the opening game on Saturday. In the first half there was this huge hit, by a fullback on a prop. MORE »

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Rene Ranger treats Henry Slade like a speed bump in Barbarians match

Exeter Chiefs flyhalf Henry Slade made a solid senior England debut against the Barbarians at Twickenham. Not only did he score a try in the 39-29 defeat, but he showed great courage against an extremely physical Baa Baas side. MORE »

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Flyhalf killer Courtney Lawes adds Charlie Hodgson to his list in Premiership final

Fresh from double finals success, Northampton Saints lock Courtney Lawes is raring to go and full of confidence ahead of the series against New Zealand. He had another excellent game on Saturday, including one massive trademark hit in particular. MORE »

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Chiefs Prop Ben Tameifuna's huge tackle on Michael Hooper

Ben Temeifuna made this cracking tackle in this morning's Super Rugby round 16 match between the Chiefs and the Waratahs. The 'Tahs won the game 33-17 in convincing fashion, but earlier in the match Big Ben made his mark with one of the biggest hits of the season. MORE »

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

George Pisi's brutal blindside hit on Nick Abendanon in Challenge Cup Final

Nick Abendanon played his final game for Bath in the 30-16 Amlin Challenge Cup final loss to Northampton Saints. The nuggety fullback has racked up a huge amount of Bath caps, and during that time has been on the receiving end of a fair share of big hits. MORE »

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Owen Williams banned for six weeks for making contact with Luther Burrell's eyes

Wales will be without the services of Leicester Tigers flyhalf Owen Williams after he was last night banned for six weeks for making contact with the eyes of Northampton Saints back Luther Burrell in the Aviva Premiership semi final. MORE »

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Adriaan Strauss suspended for three weeks after tip tackle

Cheetahs hooker Adrian Strauss will miss the first three Springbok matches of the season after he was suspended for three weeks for a lifting tackle against the Stormers on Saturday night. Strauss pleaded guilty to the charge at the disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Monday, May 26, 2014

Craig Burden smashes Schalk Brits not once but twice in Heineken Cup Final

There were a lot of big tackles that took place over the weekend, but perhaps the most talked about was this by great shot by Toulon hooker Craig Burden against Saracens. There were some questions about it's legitimacy, but you be the judge. MORE »

Friday, May 23, 2014

Mathieu Bastareaud big dump tackle on Jaques Cronje in Top 14 semi final

Toulon beat Racing Metro 16-6 last weekend to book themselves a spot in the Top 14 final against Castres. Tomorrow however they face Saracens in the Heineken Cup final, with bruiser Mathieu Bastareaud sure to have a big impact in the midfield. MORE »

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ed O'Donoghue cleared of eyegouging after red card game changer

Reds lock Ed O'Donoghue was cleared of eyegouging following one of the most talked about few minutes of the season so far. The incident against the Rebels was briefly included in the Shortball earlier in the week, but here's a longer look. MORE »

 
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