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Monday, November 26, 2007

Zinzan Brooke huge hit from the past

Zinzan Brooke huge hit from the past

Regarded by many as the best number eight ever to play the game, Auckland and All Black legend Zinzan Brooke had it all - huge defence included.

We've managed to dig up this massive hit from a Super 12 game between Auckland and the Waratahs from roughly 1996. The tackle almost looks like it could be from rugby league, but, it is in fact perfectly legal.

A high shot in the tackle a little earlier gave the Waratahs a chance to spark something as the referee played advantage. Zinzan, however, shuts the NSW backline down immediately and effectively tells them, ' You can have 3 points mate, but you'll have to do better than that if you want 7 .'

Posted at 1:12 am | 17 comments

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Anonymous November 26, 2007 2:02 pm

zin-zan is a legend!!!

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RS November 26, 2007 2:16 pm

What a player...

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decepti0n November 26, 2007 2:37 pm

Nice hit, reminds me of the Brian Lima hit over that other guy

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Anonymous November 26, 2007 2:37 pm

Ouch...

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Anonymous November 26, 2007 3:41 pm

wot a hit!!hey could u post zin-zan's drop goal? tt would be great! :)

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Anonymous November 26, 2007 6:16 pm

Ouch Jesus Christ must be like being hit by a train

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coolfordy November 26, 2007 6:33 pm

:) that looks REALLY painful did he get up AT ALL?

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Anonymous November 26, 2007 6:56 pm

when you have a head the size of a small planet like zinny does, it helps when projecting yourself foward as going into tackle. zinny rocks

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Anonymous November 26, 2007 7:59 pm

that looks painful, howeverwat a great hit!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous November 26, 2007 9:28 pm

THE player, THE Master!!

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Anonymous November 27, 2007 1:01 pm

looks like g-sock! put on google g-shock and see a huge taclke by gareth palamo!

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Anonymous November 30, 2007 2:18 pm

great hit zinny! was there actually anything wrong with the first one cos it doesn't look like a body check to me...

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Anonymous January 01, 2008 1:58 pm

when the commentator says 'body check' isn't it refering to the previous tackle, the one that makes the referee play advantage

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rugbyfreak May 14, 2008 8:49 pm

Zinny is a legend!!!big fan of him myself...

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Anonymous December 06, 2008 2:57 pm

wow thats is amazing!clearly was the best number 8 in the world! and im from england

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Anonymous December 31, 2008 12:35 am

What's the name of the NSW player that got flattened?

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