Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Quade Cooper sinbinned for off the ball shoulder on Nicolas Sanchez

In Saturday's clash against Argentina, Wallabies Flyhalf Quade Cooper was shown a yellow card after his shoulder charge on Nicolas Sanchez was deemed to be an illegal tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Double BITING allegations get Chris Ashton banned for 13 weeks

Chris Ashton has been banned for no less than 13 weeks following two biting incidents that took place in the Aviva Premiership this past weekend. The Saracens winger appeared before a RFU disciplinary panel last night, charged with acts contrary to good sportsmanship. MORE »

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Eye Gouge denied by Brive's Mathieu Ugalde despite incriminating footage

Brive flyhalf Mathieu Ugalde has been cited for the alleged eye-gouge that was seen during the weekend's ugly battle with Grenoble in the Top 14, the same match that saw three players red carded for fighting. Ugalde has since denied the committing the offence. MORE »

Monday, September 12, 2016

Front row sparks mass brawl and three red cards in Brive vs Grenoble clash

A mass brawl broke out shortly before halftime in a fiery Grenoble vs Brive Top 14 match on Sunday. Starting in the front row after a scrum, it took little time for the backs to get involved, as well as replacement players and staff members on the sidelines. MORE »

Monday, September 12, 2016

Sam Jeffries makes a monster blindside hit on Folau Fainga

The third round of Australia's National Rugby Championship (NRC) delivered some great tries and one huge tackle in particular, as the NSW Country Eagles beat Melbourne Rising 32-20. This hit by Sam Jeffries has been touted as one of the hits of the season, and you can see why. MORE »

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Prop Alec Hepburn flies into hooker Tommy Taylor to make huge tackle

Cracking hit from Exeter Chiefs in their Aviva Premiership season opener versus Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, as Alec Hepburn flew off the line to perfectly time this crunching tackle on hooker Tommy Taylor, stopping him dead in his tracks. MORE »

Monday, September 05, 2016

Top 5 Tackles from the Top 14 - Round 3

After another weekend of Top 14 action in France, here is a quick look at five of the best tackles that took place across the country. The video features four hits and an ankle-tap. MORE »

Friday, September 02, 2016

Compilation of the unpunished Teboho Mohoje high tackles against Argentina

Springbok flanker Teboho 'Oupa' Mahoje made a number of high tackles against Argentina in Salta but suffered no consequences on the day. He has since been issued a warning, which frustrated fans as they felt he deserved to at least be penalised on more than one occasion. MORE »

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Further discussion and angles on Owen Franks' finger in eye of Wallaby

Here are a few more viewpoints, and another angle, on the Owen Franks eye-gouging incident this past weekend. In the above video we get to see things from a New Zealand perspective, then below is a discussion from the Fox Sports crew in Australia. MORE »

Monday, August 29, 2016

Owen Franks somehow escapes punishment after fingers in Wallaby face

The entire rugby world seems to be united in shock that Owen Franks escaped punishment for what looks to be clear contact with the eyes during the second Bledisloe Cup Test on Saturday. There has been no citing, despite another angle looking very incriminating. MORE »

Monday, August 08, 2016

Ben May and Loni Uhila warned for flipping Warren Whiteley in lineout

Hurricanes forwards Ben May and Loni Uhila have been issued Citing Commissioner Warnings for dangerously taking out Lions skipper Warren Whiteley in the lineout during the Super Rugby final on Saturday. MORE »

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Fred Tuilagi Junior yellow carded for high tackle just 7 seconds from kickoff

Look out world, there is another Tuilagi on the loose. This time it's Freddie Tuilagi's son, and if first glance is anything to go by, he looks every bit as menacing as the rest of the famous family. His entry to Premiership 7s didn't go too well though, coming to a halt just seconds in. MORE »

Monday, August 01, 2016

TJ Perenara escapes ban after kicking Sam Cane in the face

Influential Hurricanes halfback TJ Perenara has avoided sanction after an incident in the second half of the Super Rugby semi final against the Chiefs was missed by both officials on the day, and the citing commissioners. He is a free to play in the final as a result. MORE »

Thursday, July 28, 2016

#Throwback Thursday: That time Sebastien Chabal knocked Marc Giraud out with a slap

Remember when Sebastian Chabal turned full Seabass and knocked out Marc Giraud with a right hook to the jaw? Here's a quick look back, as it was one of the most talked about incidents at the time, and the original video has since amassed 4 million views. MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Police called as beach Touch Rugby tournament descends into boxing match

The Beach Rugby Wales touch rugby tournament in Swansea returned for its 11th instalment on the weekend, and was as fun and competitive as ever. Tempers boiled over though, as this year's tournament was marred by two brawls, with the police called to alleviate the situation. MORE »

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Former League star Timana Tahu judo-throws big Langilangi Haupeakui

Denver Stampede winger Timana Tahu decided the best way to stop a hard-charging number 8 Langilangi Haupeakui was a headlock and body-throw, MMA style. MORE »

Thursday, July 14, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday: Will Skelton's dangerous aerial challenge on Anthony Watson

Australian second-row Will Skelton was lucky to avoid a yellow card in the third Test match against England last month following a huge aerial collision with Anthony Watson. MORE »

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beast Mtawarira open handed slap earns him ten minutes in the cooler

The Sharks beat the Cheetahs 26-10 in Durban on Saturday night, taking a step towards the Super Rugby playoffs, but had to contend with being a man down for ten minutes after skipper Tendai Mtawarira was yellow carded early on in the first half. MORE »

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A look back at the career of Nicky Robinson, including THAT penalty shootout and some brutal hits

Nicky Robinson announced his retirement from rugby on Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on a 15-year career. We're going to take a look back, including a trip down memory lane to the memorable Heineken Cup Semi-Final shootout between Cardiff Blues and Leicester in 2009. MORE »

Monday, July 11, 2016

Taqele Naiyaravoro banned for taking out Beauden Barrett in the air

Giant Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has been suspended for one week following the yellow card he received for a dangerous challenge against the Hurricanes. When compared with recent incidents, Naiyaravoro was lucky that Beauden Barrett landed the way he did. MORE »

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