Step and unbelievable dummy sets up try


Ben Flower red card for vicious punches


Southland sensational try after big bump


Why you should always tackle low


Streaker starts mass brawl after tackle


Benito Masilevu's huge side-steps


Tameifuna's huge hit on Michael Hooper


Ludovic Mercier crazy reverse pass


Ben Funnell slamming tackle on Hawkins

Friday, August 17, 2007

Richard Bands headclash with Richie McCaw

Richard Bands headclash with Richie McCaw


A few minutes into the 2005 Super 12 match between the Bulls and the Crusaders in Pretoria the Bulls are awarded a free kick for a Crusaders indiscretion. Richard Bands takes off at the Crusaders forward pack and meets Richie McCaw head on, literally. With a header that Peter Crouch would be proud of he connects with the All Black and Crusaders captain and knocks him out cold.

Purely accidental of course, but the collision ends up ending the game for McCaw who's lights out from the moment of impact. Luckily he wasn't seriously injured and was able to play again in the tournament.

As for Richard Bands, he probably felt a slight tickling sensation.

Posted at 10:17 am | 18 comments

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No.7 August 17, 2007 1:55 pm

LOOOOOOOL!!!! that is funny! (also looked painful!) only funny cos McCaw wasnt seriously injured!!! just the way he drops like a tree!!! (please no one say anything like "you would do the same" or "id like to see you laughing after that" Etc etc!!!) Awesome video!!!

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Anonymous August 17, 2007 6:21 pm

hahah damn look at the prop, he looks like he was really ready to go in for a hit, watch how he gave a lil jump b4 he hit richie..he prolly got the results he wanted :P

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Anonymous August 18, 2007 6:46 am

richie really doest look like he got hit hard, i guess he got hit in just the right spot!

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Anonymous August 18, 2007 8:41 am

where did richard bands go?

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Anonymous August 18, 2007 1:56 pm

night night richie!

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Plank August 18, 2007 4:56 pm

Ding Dong

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Anonymous August 18, 2007 7:02 pm

ooowww Looked like a fierce left uppercut.(?) too bad the play back missed that angle. Thankfully glad the outcome turned out well. all that's missing are little cartoon birdies circling ritchie's head.

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Anonymous August 18, 2007 10:03 pm

hahahahahah now i no why he started wearing head gear

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Anonymous August 19, 2007 8:26 am

bands is still at bulls just not first choice

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Anonymous August 22, 2007 2:18 am

how was Bands not hurt? it was full on temple to temple shit! what a hardman!

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Cheyanqu August 23, 2007 1:55 pm

Yeah, McCaw is so busy going for the poach, that he's standings straight up, getting ready to poach...All in the meantime, his teammates are doing the hard stuff, called tackling.Great to see McCaw suffer punishment just like every other player does. Especially considering the referees will never punish him.

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fishboy August 27, 2007 1:39 am

Cheyanqu - you are a dick. Your comment has only a passing resemblance to reality so either you have no idea what a No. 7 does, no idea what Ritchie McCaw does, or - far more likely - are a AB hater with an axe to grind.Why don't you actually watch some games before you comment? With BOTH eyes open. That way you might avoid looking like a complete idiot.

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Anonymous August 27, 2007 5:05 pm

Damn that props head must be harder than steel

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Anonymous September 08, 2007 10:11 am

oh come on McCaw is the best back row in the world at the moment nd im sayin dat even though im irish

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Anonymous September 16, 2007 8:08 pm

gotta be painful, dirty git Richard Bands probs got the result he was waitin 4!!!!!!!!

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Ben Jones May 23, 2008 2:19 pm

Night Night Richie!.I can see that chavanqui is a dickhead for commenting the same as no.7 said.Richard Bands meets Richie head on because he gave a jump b4 he hit Richie.Goodnight VIENNA!!.

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