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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Juan Martin Hernandez huge covering tackle on Alesana Tuilagi

Juan Martin Hernndez takes out Alesana Tuilagi

Juan Martin Hernandez of Stade Francais makes this brilliant try saving tackle on 113kg Leicester winger Alesana Tuilagi in the 2006/2007 Heineken Cup Quarter Final.

Similar hit to the Josh Lewsey classic try saver on Jean De Villiers, Hernandez got across and took out the giant Samoan winger.

Leicester Tigers won the game 21-20, despite Hernandez crossing for a try himself.

The scariest part about all of this is that when searching for pics of Hernandez to post on here all that came up were half naked men covered in very, very small towels.

Posted at 8:14 am | 38 comments

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Anonymous April 24, 2007 11:34 am

aye but ther a fucking good team!

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Edd April 24, 2007 11:42 am

That's a lot of samoan to shift!

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Falcon April 24, 2007 2:04 pm

The pictures are from the calendar "LES DIEVX DU STADE"

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Kari April 24, 2007 10:54 pm

I have copies of both the Dieux du Stade calendar AND dvd if you would like to borrow them... Just for reference of course....

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Disco April 27, 2007 2:39 pm

The pink jerseys and flowered shirts, not to mention the Moulin Rouge dancing girls at Parc des Prince and the enourmous sprayed-pink elephant that led Stade Franais onto the field for their H Cup tie with Sale earlier this year might not be to everyone's likely and nor are Max Guazzini's other publicity stunts such as the calendar but I moved to Paris seven years ago and was quite depressed to note that rugby was very much a secondary sport here (all the good rugby was and most of it still is, played in the South West of France) but since then the sport has had such a boost in terms of financial input and following - almost entirely down to Guazzani's marketing of the game in Paris - and now rugby is well and truly a fundamental part of life in Paris. Not bad considering they only have one team here really. Next year will be interesting with the resurrection of Metro racing 92 (formerly Racing Club de Paris). If a club has to wear pink and the players pose naked in order to establish a marketable identity then why not? It's not known as Gay Paris for nothing, you know? Tell Roncero, Parisse, Bergamasco, Skrela, Auradou, Blin, James or any other of the bottomless pit of hard b******* Stade Franais have in their ranks that you find their floral approach to rugby "sad" and I'd be impressed. In the meantime, keep your homophobia out of rugby - it is precisely the willingness to play on connotations of homosexuality that have allowed this club to survive. Ask anyone at Border Reivers if they'd prefer to be wearing pink floral jerseys next year or (as is the case) be out of a job due to the inexistence of marketing strategies in order to keep the game alive in the region (let alone innovative marketing strategies) and I'm sure the response would be resoundingly in favour of the "gay" rugby shirts.Max Guazzani may be a lot of things and I don't agree with half of what the guy says but he sure knows how to manage a rugby club.

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pw May 02, 2007 10:36 am

Very well said disco. Didn't know a lot of that.

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Anonymous May 18, 2007 11:30 am

technically not a tackle as he just runs into himno use of the arms just the shoulderwhat does it matter tigers for the treble!!!!!

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goldaran May 22, 2007 12:33 pm

How can Tuilagi be called the next jonah lomu.He never showed up at the HC final

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Anonymous June 01, 2007 8:15 pm

he did show up...but so did paul sacky lol

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Anonymous June 12, 2007 8:12 am

question? why is it only in slow motion? i saw this game live. in real speed it showed that tuilag didn't have time to adjust. for those who actually no how to run a ball, you would know hernandez would've lost that encounter had tuilagi adjusted. still a good hit though!

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Anonymous June 15, 2007 2:04 pm

hernandez is way better than tuilagi, and one of the five best players in the world at the moment.

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Anonymous June 18, 2007 1:56 am

hernandez is simply one of the best players of the world! beware of him and los pumas in world rugby cup!!

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Anonymous August 19, 2007 8:04 pm

great tackle but later on in the game tuilagi does get his own back

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Anonymous October 02, 2007 11:24 am

Que groso!

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Anonymous October 14, 2007 7:46 am

hernandez is pretty brilliant at the momenthis form in the world cup has been solid to

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Anonymous October 26, 2007 4:47 pm

I love watching rugby and the players in the pitch, but I don't mind small towels from time to time...there's something form everyone in rugby as in life...so why not?

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Anonymous November 10, 2007 5:57 pm

aha the pictures of hernandez on google basically naked are from a calender the team did and i dnt think they were forced too do the calender! but they probably made a fortune from it! nd the pink tops r cool so random r as sum ppl mite say..gay

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Anonymous January 03, 2008 6:07 pm

dat was a great tackle but the tops spoil the video

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Anonymous January 24, 2008 3:02 pm

ESE ES UN ARGENTINO, VIERON? APRENDAN!!THAT'S AN ARGETINIAN, DID YOU SEEE IT,? LEARN!!CRIIS (NEXT ALUMNI PLAYER)

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 3:09 pm

men this is so insane...did you see the power of hernandez on that tackle...amazingand i think all british are jealous of argentina and juan hernandez

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12 January 28, 2008 12:33 am

disco has to much time on his hands

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Anonymous January 30, 2008 6:54 pm

You sad bastards.They are wearing pink jerseys in support of cancer awareness.

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Dan March 12, 2008 3:33 pm

^^You are stupid.Great hit from Hernandez on Big Al

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Anonymous March 12, 2008 4:02 pm

All all,all all, all all le STADE FRANCAIS!!!!!et si vous aimez pas nous t-shirts vous n'avez qu'a pas les acheter!

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Anonymous March 13, 2008 11:52 pm

come on juani hernandez !aguante juanito hernandezzbaiiiihis the best player of the world.

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Anonymous March 19, 2008 10:12 pm

"You sad bastards.They are wearing pink jerseys in support of cancer awareness."The only team to wear pink jerseys was the Newcastle Falcons during the 2006-2007 season (One game). The Mrs still wears hers now. Disco is bang on the money, and hey they aren't that bad a shirt.Still a good tackle thoughBossHogg

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ciano March 21, 2008 9:04 am

Must be one of the best tackles ever made.

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Anonymous March 29, 2008 10:16 pm

bet he couldnt do that if tuilagi didnt have to worry about the touch line

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Anonymous March 30, 2008 2:26 am

hernandez no tiene comparacion !hernandez has not comparation !his is the best of the woeld,JUANI NO TIENE COMPARACION , ES MEJOR QE TODOS if you speak english traslate this please,

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AntoinedelaTremoille May 13, 2008 6:44 pm

If Ewen McKenzie gets the coaching job at Stade Francais, he'll join a rugby club as flamboyant off the field as it is on it.Much like I did, Ewen has an opportunity to join the French side after being shown the door by his Super 14 team. On a Sunday night in 2000, the Reds told me my services were no longer required. A week later, I found myself addressing players on a Parisian field, despite the fact I didn't know a word of French.To say it was a culture shock is an understatement. The language barrier, the length of the season and the French lifestyle are all very different to what I was used to, but I soon learned Stade Francais also like to do things a little differently.Team owner Max Guazzini is a flamboyant entrepreneur with a very interesting history. A lawyer by trade, Max was a pop singer who had a hit in the mid 1970s - and knows absolutely nothing about rugby. It doesn't stop him from interviewing every player that comes to the club and having the final say on recruitment, he loves his players and is very jealous about them. But Max is no fool and fully expects to win. And he certainly is a character.I've been to a few pre-season camps in my day, but Stade Francais are the first to hold theirs in Cannes, on the Riviera, with Monte Carlo just up the road. On one occasion, Max and the players were socialising after a hard day's training. When a player was getting a little amorous with a lady at the open-air disco, I joked his behaviour may not have been totally professional. Max leaned in and whispered to me: "John, there is sex, and there is love - do not confuse the two." I hope the player took that advice!Stade Francais are also well known for their attire. In 2000, it was white socks, red pants, and iridescent blue jerseys with lightning bolts on them. They have now graduated to pink jerseys with hibiscus flowers. You can't miss them!Equally as famous is the Stade Francais calendar. It first came out seven or eight years ago and featured the players, oiled up and wearing very little. I can already see Ewen reclining on a couch wearing nothing but a smile and a strategically placed mini football! But all jokes aside, it is a huge seller throughout Europe and continues to be a cash cow.Max is fanatical about the team and will give it every chance to succeed. Max has revived the club. After claiming their last premiership in the 1908, Stade Francais finally won another one 90 years later with Max at the helm. He's transformed it from a lower-tier team to one of the glamour clubs in Europe.If Ewen gets the job, his sole focus will be coaching - Max will ensure he has all the tools, sponsors and infrastructure to succeed. But while he'll be at every home game, it's unlikely they'll see him at away fixtures because he doesn't like to fly. Although he is an eccentric character, Max has the players' full respect.I was fortunate that I tasted success in my two-year stint at the club, but I've seen the other side of Max as well. When we got beaten in the European Cup final after the bell, Max was distraught, as we all were. He took it hard. He went into hiding and wasn't seen for six or seven days.One thing Ewen won't want to experience is a home loss - it is a real loss of face. On one occasion when Stade Francais were playing Perpignan, the supporters tried to tip our bus over on the way to the ground. So Ewen, if you do get the Stade Francais job, a great adventure awaits. Bon voyage!

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AntoinedelaTremoille May 13, 2008 6:50 pm

After all his efforts to stop Juan Martin to sign with Leicester Tigers, he was successful but just till 2009. Unless Juan Martin changes his mind, or Marcelo Loffreda looses his job, because all the problems that he is facing in Welford Road, I take for granted that Juani will join The Tigers in 2009. Not right now, just because "the boss" is so infatuated with him, that he will do everything to have JMH just "for him". Nevertheless, Juani will continue playing in Stade as he has done lately, very successful, but at the end if nothing wrong happens in Leicester, he will travel to England, which is this dream. Poor Max he will be heartbroken.

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AntoinedelaTremoille May 14, 2008 2:55 am

Max Guazzini is not a real leader of the rugby world, he maybe a successful business man, without any morals and ethical values, but he is making an immnense fortune from Stade. His flamboyant style and his way to retain players like Juan Martin, make us believe that he is quite wird, if not something worst. Stade is loosing many of their players, David Skrla, Frdrick Marichalak, Agustin Pichot, and even his coach. Guazzini should be running a cabaret like Le Moulin Rouge not a rugby club, but a cabaret for ladies and queers, not real men.

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Anonymous May 23, 2008 9:11 pm

o antoin dude do u eva stop typing all u need to say it was a gr8 tackle

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Anonymous June 14, 2008 8:42 am

piss off....tuilagi is way batter

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Anonymous July 03, 2008 11:01 pm

wot the fuck is wrong with there tops...jesus its only pink like its hardly gay

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Anonymous August 23, 2008 2:17 am

tuilagi wont forget ever that tackle because he was tackled by the best player of all time

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the faz November 13, 2011 8:21 am

concidering that tuilugi is running strait and that dude comes in on a 90 degree angel at that speed he hardly buged tuilugi ,,anyone even if u were 60 kgs comming in at speed could have knocked him out,,, if he was comming in from in front of tuilugi he would of got flatend imagine if tuilugi done that to some one else he would of been hospitalized ,, yewww

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