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Monday, September 03, 2007

Three massive Jonah Lomu tackles

Three massive Jonah Lomu tackles

Jonah was more renowned for his ability to hit opponents hard and break tackles when having the ball in hand, but as you can see by these three huge hits, Jonah could also mix it up on defence.

It's almost offensive defence, to coin a phrase from our American friends.

Hit 1 - "I don't want the ball."
Against South Africa, a simple pick-up and dump on the spot. Stefan Terblanche won't be trying that again.

Hit 2 - "Oh, dear! Take that!"
This time it's the Super 12. Highlander's loosie Calvin Middleton fakes the kick while moving along the right-hand touchline. Maybe he should work on that bit more.

Hit 3 - "Welcome to the field, Ben Tune!"

Bledisloe Cup rugby this time. The Aussies run a set move from the line-out. It's looks like Ben Tune has come over from the far wing to breach the defense of the All Blacks. Not this time son.

With the World Cup about to start we'll be watching every game and making sure that when massive hits like this happen, you'll get to see them right here on, so keep coming back to watch the carnage as the tournament unfolds.

Posted by Rugbydump at 9:12 am | View Comments (16)

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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ruggafun101 September 03, 2007 7:50 pm

love it!! jonah was a monster, no doubt about that. 3rd one is my favourite.

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Cheyanqu September 04, 2007 12:41 am

Perhaps the League folks can learn a bit from Jonah... you can still crush a player with a tackle whilst wrapping!

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Christopher September 04, 2007 6:33 am

He has a cool video on Go there and look at the impossible is nothing campaign. He talks about his kidney problems. Very soft spoken for such a large man. I guess it's in the water!

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Anonymous September 05, 2007 8:18 am

Woah! those are good hits!Tune gets up pretty quickly, the first one was the best.

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Anonymous September 06, 2007 12:58 am

2nd was the best

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Anonymous September 08, 2007 6:47 am

lomu was definately one of the greatest wingers ard.. but defense was not one of his stronger points.. he was usually pulling jerseys. these videos being the exceptions.. if he went for the big hits all the time.. he wld have been a real monster on atk and defense.. but he's still awesome..

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Anonymous October 02, 2007 12:13 am

3RD 1ns the best see the aussies head fly back hahahaclassic lomujai

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Anonymous November 19, 2007 8:05 pm

Number 2 Is The Best! Da Geeza Gets Crunched!

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italian scrummy January 17, 2008 3:43 pm

3rd looks high with the left arm...and charged with the head too..all respect to Jonah.

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im the star March 07, 2008 3:11 pm

the best ever..

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Mart June 06, 2008 5:18 am

Mbe Lomu was still dirty about Tune shuting him down in the 95' Bledisloe in Brisbane..

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Anonymous July 08, 2008 6:17 pm

thanks for posting this kind of stuff we could see nowhere else on the net!!

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twaldy May 12, 2012 12:21 pm

3rd isn't even a tackle

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browner December 15, 2012 2:46 am

He was ahead of his time physically.
125kg winger in 1995 .
on his day the best there was ever been.
Lomu the Legend

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s_conner January 22, 2013 3:46 pm

Jeez some proper crunchers in there. Third one might get pinged for foul play now with no arms coming round? Maybe...

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BarryT January 23, 2013 1:27 pm

Love the commentry "oh dear me, TAKE THAT!" hahaha excellent video, there'll never be a player that made as big an impact that Lomu did

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