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Friday, September 08, 2006

Lote Tuqiri Spear tackle on Richie McCaw

Lote Tuqiri Spear tackle on Richie McCaw

Finally got hold of the spear tackle on Richie McCaw. Insane that Tuqiri wasn't spotted doing it on the field. Also unbelievable that McCaw didn't have any serious injury from it.

Then again, he is one helluva tough guy.

Posted at 11:29 am | 27 comments

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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Anonymous January 29, 2007 2:08 am

Any New Zealanders out there still think Brian O'Driscoll was whinging?

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L December 02, 2012 8:57 pm

Most NZers didn't dispute that the hit on O'Driscoll was a bad one. They took umbrage at how long afterwards he cried about it - a couple of years or so - and the suggestion that it made all the difference to a tour that the ABs won comfortably.

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Ed March 05, 2007 9:51 am

richie could you milk it anymore...

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Anonymous March 11, 2007 9:30 pm

anyone who thinks that people who get spear tackled are putting it on are just being plain stupid. i got spear tackled when i was 13 and nearly broke my back

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Sam March 23, 2007 12:25 am

you can be as hard as you want, a tackle like that is just plain outrageous, McCaw was lucky. just look at BOD...

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Anonymous March 30, 2007 3:31 pm

kiwis love to dish it out (BOD Lions 2005 anyone...?) but whinge when it happens to them

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Anonymous March 30, 2007 3:31 pm

and the Oscar goes to . . .

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Anonymous April 09, 2007 12:26 pm

Is there any footage of the hit before? Two spear tackles in a row. Stunning.

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Anonymous April 09, 2007 12:43 pm

Have a cry pom people get speared and ya feel hard done by, its natural. But who was the guy that had a MASSIVE cry bout his spear tackle right at the same time as releasing an autobiography?

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Anonymous April 12, 2007 1:46 pm

that spear tackle on O'Driscoll aweful and those new zealanders should have got punished in some way! nothing to be proud of

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Anonymous April 28, 2007 2:13 am

A spear tackle is illegal for a reason. It doesn't matter where you're from or who you play for, when someone hits you with one they could potentially paralyse or kill you. If that's not a reason to be agrieved, what is?

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gRUGBY May 19, 2007 11:03 pm

Tuquri is overrated. There is no place in rugby for tackles like that. Sure accidents are gonna happen and that should be allowed for but tuqiri did it out of spite. Tuqiri is a brat anyway, i wudnt give him 50$ to be in my team neva mind millions.

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Anonymous June 01, 2007 8:21 pm

One rule for the Kiwis and one rule for the rest of the world. Kiwis spear tackle all the time but can't take it when they're played at their own game. If they don't like it they should have banned Umaga and friend after the BOD tackle.

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Anonymous August 14, 2007 1:34 am

how can you blame someone for being upset after they get dropped on their head? McCaw wasnt the one who took out BOD so stop having a go at him over it and dont try and tell me NZ was whinging about it didnt you hear McCaw after the game? all he said was that it was a scary moment. He didnt start having a go at tuquiri or anything. BOD made a far bigger deal over his tackle and he didnt even get dropped on his head

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Anonymous September 13, 2007 5:31 pm

McCaw didn't get a dislocated shoulder, O'driscol did.

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Anonymous September 16, 2007 2:22 pm

My dad nearly died cz of a dislocated collarbone that punctured his windpipe when he gt speared. Its nothin 2 laff about

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joe October 23, 2007 1:06 pm

Was there any retribution for Tuqiri? e.g. a ban?

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Anonymous December 22, 2007 10:40 am

bod wasnt the one whingin about it it was eddie o sullivan and the irish press doin all that..bod just kept sayin that it happened so move on and of course he felt hard done by..captain of the lions vs best team in the world at the time and he gets taken out...wouldnt you..

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Anonymous January 02, 2008 1:42 pm

ma aveva pagato il biglietto per l'ootovolante?

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Anonymous February 07, 2008 8:38 pm

tuqiri is the most overrated player in the sh.as for all you nh people nh players are the most overrated players in the world as for mccaw geting dumped most of you pussy's wud be streched off the field you's don't know the first thing about rugby you amuters.hahaaaaaaaaaaaa

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ben February 13, 2008 7:34 pm

leg tackle screw the rules

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Anonymous February 29, 2008 4:42 pm

any1 that said he was milking it id luv 2 see u get up and play the rest of the match!!!! and plus dredful from tuquiri he saw the ball had gon but he still drove him headfirst into the ground!!!

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muzz March 10, 2008 9:30 pm

got speared, torn ligaments in my shoulder, tried to play on, made it worse!!they hurt!!!

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Anonymous July 26, 2008 6:20 am

Haha its a laugh when its a Kiwi snapped you all hate the tackle. But when a Kiwi does a high tackle its "legit". This tackle is certainly a penalty, but it did look like he lifted him and lost control.

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Anonymous July 26, 2008 6:24 am

Milk it Richie. "One of the Toughest"?? Haha yep sure, milks it for 5 minutes. A tough player would of gotten up.

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elliot November 28, 2008 10:55 pm

Since the clip here is dead, here's another link to the same video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NZmjsFUtiw

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Anonymous March 23, 2009 2:28 pm

Guys, one time i got speared and i broke my shoulder (4 weeks stop), but the tackler broke his arm badly... Little revenge. Sorry for my bad english

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