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Monday, August 13, 2007

Mark Stewart tackle on Ollie Smith - Lions 2005

Mark Stewart tackle on Ollie Smith - Lions 2005

This is a huge tackle from Mark Stewart of Taranaki on Ollie Smith, Lions centre. It was a rough tour for the Lions, losing all three Tests and struggling against the physicality of the other New Zealand teams even when they were on top.

This massive hit knocked the wind out of both players, although I'd say Smith came off second best.

Posted at 1:57 am | 15 comments

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Anonymous August 13, 2007 3:47 pm

here comes the BOOOOOOOOM!!!

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RS August 13, 2007 4:14 pm

I wonder if it makes any sense for the B&I Lions to play against all those provincial teams, as they get a lot of injuries. Those provincial players are playing a part in a bigger picture, and the same happened in all the other Lions Tours.

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Anonymous August 13, 2007 4:20 pm

I thought he took it quite well considering he caught the ball above his head and it was a hospital pass.

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british lions fan August 13, 2007 6:37 pm

poor bloke, what a hospital pass!

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Anonymous August 14, 2007 7:55 am

Great hit from the Kiwi, but i think it's Stephen Jones who helps set the trap for Ollie Smith.

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Anonymous August 14, 2007 8:18 am

It was a really enjoyable tour, except for the tests!Anyone have that Simon Shaw clip of him catching a restart and running through the entire team and coming 5m short of a try?

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Anonymous August 14, 2007 9:53 am

Hahaha! Jones couldn't have done worse if he'd told the opposition who he was gonna pass to! poor kid

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Anonymous August 14, 2007 10:13 am

its nice to see the kiwi provincial sides not bein that big of push overs theres some quality rugby in those lower grades..mind u stephen jones some one by him a phone so he can call an ambulance in advance.

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Anonymous August 14, 2007 10:53 am

it was only a good tackle because it was a shit pass

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backin15 August 15, 2007 12:37 am

The tours are fantastic. It's a pity there's not more of them anymore. The Lions tour attracted huge crowds and, with the exception of the coach, the entire team enjoyed a great time despite getting thrashed in the tests.

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Anonymous December 15, 2007 5:58 pm

hospital pass!!!!!

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hamish m December 24, 2007 12:51 pm

How come, with the biggest squad in years, they still played a lot of test players midweek? On the 97 tour to SA, even with a much smaller squad, it was very rare for a starting player for the test side to play midweek for risk of injury.

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Anonymous March 10, 2008 8:53 pm

what has happened to ollie smith since that tour, if hes good enough for the lions why aint he on the english team?

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Anonymous March 21, 2008 4:14 pm

It wasn't stephen jones who threw the pass, it was charlie hodgson.....

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mitch October 10, 2008 9:03 pm

ha ollie smith shouldn't hav even been on that tour so take that

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