Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Search in category:

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Dylan Hartley facing potential ban after alleged headbutt against Saracens

Dylan Hartley will appear before a RFU Disciplinary panel later today, charged with striking an opponent with the head in the Aviva Premiership semi final between Northampton Saints and Saracens. If found guilty, Hartley could jeopardise his position with England. MORE »

Monday, May 25, 2015

Waratahs Will Skelton and Tolu Latu both suspended for double lifting tackle

Waratahs tight forwards Will Skelton and Tolu Latu have been suspended for two and four weeks respectively following a lifting tackle against the Crusaders on Saturday. In a repeat of last year's Super Rugby final, the Waratahs won the match 32-22. MORE »

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Reggie Goodes suspended as clean out badly injures Michael Allardice knee

Hurricanes prop Reggie Goodes has been suspended for a week for a charge into a ruck that put an end to Chiefs lock Michael Allardice's season. Goodes pleaded guilty to the offence that left Allardice with a ruptured medial ligament in his left knee. MORE »

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Damian de Allende's great form continues with big hit against the Brumbies

As far as textbook tackling technique goes, it doesn't get much more accurate than this monster hit from Stormers back Damian de Allende against the Brumbies. It's another highlight in an impressive season, so he must be firmly in the Springboks selectors sights. MORE »

Monday, May 11, 2015

Sergio Parisse harshly red carded as Brice Dulin gets tipped up in the air

Stade Francais captain Sergio Parisse was shown a straight red card by referee Jerome Garces at the weekend, a decision that stunned the skipper, and everyone watching. It was a vital game for the Paris based side, a local Top 14 derby with Racing Metro. MORE »

Friday, May 08, 2015

Gloucester's Bill Meakes banned for 2 weeks following red card for dangerous tackle

Gloucester Rugby's outside centre, Bill Meakes, was sent off against Edinburgh in last week's European Challenge Cup final for a high tackle on a player who didn't even have the ball, and has since been banned for 2 weeks. Watch the incident here and decide for yourself whether you think he deserved the card, and equally, the subsequent sanction. MORE »

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Chris Hala'ufia huge hit then red card for shoving player's head into the dirt

Hard hitting London Welsh number eight Chris Hala'ufia today faces a discplinary hearing for the straight red card he was shown when his side took on Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership recently. It was the same match in which he tackled a streaker. MORE »

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Maro Itoje's great catch and powerful don't argue on Julien Bardy

Saracens put in a brave performance against French powerhouse Clermont in the European Champions Cup semi-final. Epitomising the English club's desire was monster forward Maro Itoje, who brushed aside Clermont openside Julien Bardy whilst on a powerful surge. MORE »

Friday, April 24, 2015

Ali Williams controversially Sin Binned after colliding with Devin Toner in the air

Toulon defeated Leinster 25-20 in the second semi-final of the European Champions Cup this weekend, but they only achieved victory in extra time, and were forced to play 10 minutes of the added period with only 14 men as former All Black, Ali Williams, was yellow carded for his challenge in the air on Devin Toner. MORE »

Friday, April 24, 2015

Force scrumhalf Ian Prior red carded for ugly tip-tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams

Force scrumhalf Ian Prior received his marching orders in the first half of the round 11 Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs earlier today. Prior was shown a straight red card, so will face a disciplinary hearing, charged with Law 10.4 (j) Lifting a player from the ground. MORE »

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Dave Hodges HUGE hit against Japan in 2003

Last Friday marked exactly five months until the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup. In what is predicted to be one of the most fiercely competitive tournaments for years, World Rugby have dived into the archives to remind us just why the RWC gets the adrenaline flowing. MORE »

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Jocelino Suta penalised for MMA style chokehold on Richardt Strauss

Toulon second rower Jocelino Suta may consider himself lucky not to have seen a card for his wrestling inspired stranglehold on Leinster hooker, Richardt Strauss, in the eventful European Champions Cup semi-final on Sunday. Many people have voiced their displeasure with the event, so you can watch the incredible footage here and decide for yourself. MORE »

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Huge Hit From Peter Kimlin Leaves Leigh Halfpenny with more injury woe

Grenoble welcomed the current European Champions, Toulon, to the Stade des Alpes for a Top 14 clash this past weekend. This big tackle that Australian flanker Peter Kimlin put on Leigh Halfpenny was far from welcoming however. MORE »

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Mark Richards KO'd after colliding with the shoulder of Willem Alberts

Making his debut for the Lions in Round 9 of Super Rugby this weekend, winger Mark Richards' evening ended early when he was left unconscious after taking a heavy knock from the Sharks' flanker, Willem Alberts. MORE »

Friday, April 10, 2015

Massive schoolboy hit from new Edinburgh signing Nasi Manu in 2006

Highlanders co-captain Nasi Manu signed recently for Scottish side Edinburgh, and will join them at the conclusion of the Super Rugby season in July. To go with the signing, we've pulled out this massive hit he made when just a schoolboy years back in New Zealand. MORE »

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

James Horwill red carded and suspended for one week for forearm hit

Earlier this week Reds lock James Horwill was banned for a week following the red card he received against the Melbourne Rebels in Round 8 of Super Rugby. You can view the full disciplinary statement, and a video of the incident, below. MORE »

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Jean Deysel suspended for seven weeks for kneeing Crusaders player

Sharks flanker Jean Deysel has been banned for 7 weeks following the red card he received in the 52-10 defeat to the Crusaders on Saturday. In an interesting twist, his off-field family trauma have been taken into account as mitagating factors for the knee to the head. MORE »

Friday, April 03, 2015

Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth slap one another while smiling

The Hurricanes got the better of the Stormers in their Super Rugby round 8 match in Wellington earlier today. Despite a one sided first half, the Stormers came back in the second, but couldn't quite get the win, going down 25-20. It was a hard-fought game, at times physically intense, as can be seen here when Julian Savea and Eben Etsebeth came to grips, and played a game of slapsies, smiles and all. MORE »

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Ulster's Nick Williams suspended for 8 weeks for striking Rhys Patchell

Ulster number eight Nick Williams has been banned for 8 weeks following the incident that took place in the Guinness PRO12 match between Ulster and Cardiff Blues at the weekend. Patchell was knocked out as a result, so a citing and hearing followed, with all details below. MORE »

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Francois Steyn banned for 5 weeks after rescinded red card is overturned

In a particularly brutal and controversy filled Super Rugby clash between the Sharks and the Chiefs, Francois Steyn was red-carded for an illegal tackle on fly-half Aaron Cruden. The rulings that followed have been quite puzzling to say the least. MORE »