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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Doug Howlett smashes Earl Rose

Doug Howlett smashes Earl Rose

In this years Super 14 match between the Blues and the Lions, Doug Howlett and Earl Rose had somewhat of a sideshow going on, with a number of clashes. The first of which was a bit of a scuffle and supposed quick headbutt by Rose on Howlett.

Dougie Howlett sure put him in his place though, with two great tackles, the second of which shown here is an absolute monster.

Posted by Rugbydump at 8:51 am | View Comments (23)

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Anonymous June 21, 2007 11:28 am

Right answer Dougy! Smash a bastard the rule-way!

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Anonymous June 21, 2007 1:16 pm

you sound like an intellect

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Anonymous June 21, 2007 8:05 pm

What great tackling. The first one wasn't as hard as the second, but he drove through until he put him down, very good. Most times guys who let their legs drag fall off the tackle.

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Anonymous June 24, 2007 3:45 am

earl rose is crap-i don't know why the lions have him at fullback

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((SiA))-OnFiRe July 01, 2007 12:51 pm

Dougy is the man!!!!What a legened!!

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H July 01, 2007 8:21 pm


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DOUGY!!!love himwhat a legend xx

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Chris July 16, 2007 2:17 pm

jack lah

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Anonymous October 17, 2007 3:42 am

hes my idol! glad to see him destoryed hotel. way to go. love ya lots

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Anonymous November 06, 2007 7:47 pm

wudnt want to piss Dougie off!!

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themull January 21, 2008 11:15 pm

talk about a hospital pass

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Anonymous January 24, 2008 1:54 am

check out munster v wasps this weekend gone for even bigger dougie tackle

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Anonymous March 10, 2008 4:18 pm

I like big tackles and i like them even more when they're legal and provoke a turnover scrum! Nicely done

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Will March 14, 2008 11:30 pm

why are the lions playing earl rose: I've seen a bit of him playing and all he seems to be able to do is kick- and even that isn't that great!

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Anonymous March 16, 2008 12:43 am

delighted to have him at munster.

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Jack May 20, 2008 5:24 pm

Great hit. Sevres him right for wearing such a goofy scrum cap.

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Anonymous June 22, 2008 11:20 am

Damn right dougy, thats how ya get cheeky bastards back

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Tui December 21, 2009 5:55 am

That really brings a smile to my face! No place for headbutting in our game.... Go dougie smash that kid!

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rosh March 12, 2010 10:12 pm

i like doug but i feel he over reacted first by throwing the ball at earl rose

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Lien March 19, 2010 8:31 am

I probably would've enjoyed your comments-that was indeed a great tackle-if you haven't called Earl Rose a 'bastard'! At least he plays for a national team, what can you say!!Grow up man!

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Anonymous May 27, 2011 9:19 am

I can't understand why rugbydump keeps on posting illegal (as in, high tackles with only shoulders used) hits as "Great, big hits". Show me a proper tackle, one that is done according to the rulebook (first tackle wasn't bad, but second one just goes to show my point).

It doesn't take courage to shoulder someone high. For shame rugbydump.

That said, Rose shouldn't have headbutted either

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Benno May 27, 2011 9:36 am

^ are you blind?! There was absolutely nothing wrong with that that. Both arms around Rose, hit with the shoulder on Rose's shoulder and/or chest.

The only 'shame' here is that you're viewing things differently to the rest of the world mate! And that you don't have the balls to leave a name with your comment.

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Lord Midleton May 31, 2011 12:28 pm

New Zealand, Auckland and Munster legend, and all around nice guy.Loved in Ireland

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