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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Nathan Grey smashes Brian O'Driscoll - Lions 2001

Nathan Grey smashes Brian O'Driscoll - Lions 2001

Superstar Irishman O'Driscoll gets hammered by Wallaby center Nathan Grey on the British and Irish Lions tour of Australia in 2001.

Massive hit, resulting in the turnover and penalty for the Wallabies.

Posted by Rugbydump at 4:52 pm | View Comments (17)

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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Craig July 10, 2007 3:05 pm

Not often O'driscoll gets hammered like that lol! buuuuut he gets right up afterwards!

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Northy July 10, 2007 3:15 pm

True, even the best players are gonna get hit once in a while! still absolute class

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Diarmuid July 10, 2007 4:49 pm

Nathan Grey finding himself in the right place at the right time, still a big hit!!!

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Burnsie July 10, 2007 4:56 pm

Bit of a hospital pass. i'm sure words were spoken about that

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Anonymous July 11, 2007 3:20 am

Craysie Greysie nailed him, but fair play to BOD, he got str8 back up unruffled

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Anonymous July 11, 2007 8:12 am

Great tackle and he got on his feet and challenged for the ball forcing BOD to hold on and give away the penalty.

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Anonymous July 13, 2007 10:54 am

The most disturbing thing about this video is that Ian Balshaw has come on. No wonder the Lions lost, what a limp dick.

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Anonymous July 16, 2007 3:27 am

WOW! ive seen better hits but...that was gud was a rubbish passstupid fool

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H July 19, 2007 3:26 pm

GREAT TACKLE AND THATS COMING FROM AN IRELAND FAN! why run it back into the forwards, to suck people in but for a back thats suicide

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Rugbydump Admin July 20, 2007 8:21 am

H, Nathan Grey isn't a forward mate...

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H July 20, 2007 9:36 pm

i know that but he runs back to where the lineout takes place, so even if grey hadn't tackled him he's still running into trouble

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No.7 July 25, 2007 12:13 am

Just noticed after watching this again that Nathan Grey is all over O'driscoll so he cant release the ball! aaaand correct me if im wrong (just something a ref pulled me up on!) but doesnt Grey have to release O'driscoll before he can try to rip the ball off him? (sounds odd, i complained about it to a ref and said i was on my feet and he said i had to release the player before i could the contest for the ball......)

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Pipo July 04, 2013 8:42 pm

I think there was a change in the laws sometime after RWC 2007. Of what I am sure is that nowadays, after tackling someone you have to release them, allowing them time to place the ball, besides being on your feet, to be able to contest for it.

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Thacks July 25, 2007 10:31 am

Doesn't really make up for the previous test when BOD made Grey (and some others) look like a chump, running in from about 40 metres!

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Bob August 01, 2007 3:04 pm

Larkham trying to play the hard man again!! he should really give up that image, he is built like a rake!

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Jim August 02, 2007 10:05 pm

That's an awesome tackle but what I thinks more impresive is the O'Driscoll jumps back onto his feet! I've been hit like that a few times and boy does it hurt :)

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Anonymous August 09, 2007 12:01 pm

BOD wanted the ball not a hospital pass in my eyes nice hit

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