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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Super 14 biggest hits of 2007

Super 14 biggest hits of 2007


The 2008 Super 14 kicks off tomorrow with the opening game featuring the Crusaders vs the Brumbies in Christchurch.

The tournament comprises the best teams from South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia, and is well know for it high intensity and bruising encounters.

This year, the all new Experimental Law Variations (or ELV's) will be put into practice, which can only speed up the game and hopefully encourage more running rugby.

Last year we saw some incredible big hits throughout the tournament, and I feel this year will be no different. We'll be bringing you all the biggest tackles and best moments from the 2008 tournament, so keep a lookout for them in the upcoming weeks.

Here's a great vid made by Guetteba that features some of the hardest hitting moments from last year. You may have seen some of them on here before, but believe me, they're well worth watching again.


Anxiety by Black Eyed Peas ft Papa Roach

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Nigel February 14, 2008 9:34 am

awesome vid lol im a huge fan of the hurricannes just bought there brand new jersey and im a welshman:Dawesome keep it up rugby dump

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Andrew February 14, 2008 10:07 am

yeah awesome video. i'm psyched for the Super 14 this year and hope the sharks can take another step to win the title.Just one thing: am i the only one who thinks there are way too many players being taken out in the air in this video? these are illegal and dangerous hits that should not be celebrated no matter how spectacular they look.

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felix February 14, 2008 10:51 am

i agree that players should never be taken out in the air but this awesome video is not a celebration of them, it's just showing what happens at the top level of the game. rugbydump always shows what goes on rather than what we'd like to go on. by the way as a blues fan it's good to see so many dougie howlett hits in that vid. he will be missed this year but watch out for david smith...

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Nick February 14, 2008 11:03 am

Hi from Germany,i am looking forward to the super 14 this year! Let the games begin!

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GMC February 14, 2008 11:36 am

"Rugbydump always shows what goes on rather than what we'd like to go on."Well said Felix.. you're spot on.

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sebastian February 14, 2008 11:50 am

doug is a machine!

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212 February 14, 2008 1:20 pm

please have the super 14 plays of the week again for the 2008 season! they will brilliant last year.

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Flo February 14, 2008 1:22 pm

great video clipbut i also think that a lot of these tackles are dangerous, such like habana on montgomerycould u find a video of benoit baby headkick on o'driscoll? a curious momentthanks rugby dump(sorry for my froggy english)

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fuzzylogic February 14, 2008 1:23 pm

I didnt realise douggie howlett was such a big hitter!!

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Anonymous February 14, 2008 1:53 pm

great!anyone kows the song?rugby docet

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felix February 14, 2008 2:08 pm

Papa Roach - Anxiety ft The Black Eyed Peas

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minstrel boy February 14, 2008 2:11 pm

nice stuff. lets go sharks!

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Anonymous February 14, 2008 3:37 pm

might be nice if the majority of the 'tacklers'had at least made an attempt to use their arms rather than just shoulder charging,eh?

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Luke February 14, 2008 5:30 pm

wow. Videos like this make me smile.

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Anthony February 14, 2008 5:33 pm

Is there any need for all the illegal challenges when guys are taken out in the air, hit high, or dumped on their from on high head first?There are more than enough great, perfectly legal challenges, that are all the more impressive for it. There's loads in that compilation where you can see the ref giving the penalty. There's no excuse for including them.Any idiot can swing an arm and hit someone high or when they are defenseless in the air. The best tackles are head on hits that overpower the ball carrier LEGALLY.Shame.

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levi.smith February 14, 2008 5:37 pm

Doug is mad for the big hits!

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Drew February 14, 2008 8:20 pm

I'm just wondering who gave the SH permission to change the rules to our game.

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Cheyanqu February 14, 2008 8:57 pm

Great compilation gents..2:36 -- the minute you see that pass leave the scrummie's hands, you worry... Thank God Brian Lima wasn't on the end of that delivery!

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Anonymous February 14, 2008 9:53 pm

though i haven't watched that much super 14 i think its one of the fastest games of rugby there is to play. and having big hits (even not legal ones) shows what class players can do. i have to say being a disliker of lotie tugiri (donno if its spelt right) that last part of the clip with lotie getting smashed is nice to seehopes its a good super14 season

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G-unit February 15, 2008 12:43 am

Go the Hurricanes! Though i am an admirer of the human wrecking ball from the Chiefs... don't know about the new rules! i bet there's plenty of debate about it after this weekend! good work RD.

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ryan February 15, 2008 4:42 am

Where I live (Sydney), they use the rules for the local club rugby comp and they were great, fast flowing rugby. Much nicer to watch.Good clip, some huge hits.I'm a Bulls supporter :)

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Jimmy February 15, 2008 4:53 am

sick vid, i'm going to the Reds V Highlanders tn and that vid siked me up!

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nick February 15, 2008 6:25 am

what about where kurtley beale is kicked in the face? this vid shows that super 14 is tonnes better to europe , no matter how many of our players they steal

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f.g February 15, 2008 5:11 pm

Being in Europe it's hard to watch S14 actions and I had forgotten how physical it is down there... I am actually worried for Michalak. I really hope he will avoid all those nasty tackles, and stay away from injuries.

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Anonymous February 15, 2008 5:33 pm

some of those hits were unbelievable, but then some were like totally lame, the first few werent realli big hits mor elike soft attempts, that said i now rate ali williams and the rest of the blues alot higher than i have ever done before

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Chris Parberry February 15, 2008 8:33 pm

Why the bitching about the tackles?its called a dump tackle, try it sometimes, very effective, stops all their forward momentum, drives them back, and can effect the turnoveri am not justifying spear tackles (head or neck first part to cotact ground), they are extremely dangerous, and i know there are some in this videoi still am a firm hater of the ELVs and i think its yet more they are taking away from forwards, there will be fewer lineouts etc, plus the large front rows will be forced to become smaller in order to keep up bettergreat video rugbydump, dont listen to the know nothings that dont like good physical contactPS- SH rugby still isnt superior to NH rugby, and with the ELVs, never will be

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Anonymous February 16, 2008 4:27 am

idn't it strange how fella's always seem to have two different opinions about an action that is biomechanically quite similar in style, with just the forward momentum in one bein shown by the hitter, and one having forward momentum provided by the attacker? physics supports the phrase fortune favors the brave, and i think the two different opinions come from hitters, and from netball players. its y i take my skirt off when i play, right?

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Anonymous February 16, 2008 9:43 pm

chris parberry , i am not a know nothing i am a know quite alot, hence why im a referee and an amateur player, and im not talking about the dump tackles being lame i talking bout the first two hits fomr the sharks which were very lame imdeedi agree tho the ELV's wont last, why change the game when it has developed so beautifully, these laws are goin ot eradicate the game as we know it and eventually turn it into league

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boomshanka February 17, 2008 2:07 am

ELVs are gonna be interesting no doubt; as usual a minority can't handle 'change'.great vid rugbydump - we're gonna miss Dougie here in Punta del Jafa

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davy February 17, 2008 9:16 pm

those hits are nearly as big as the ones i pulled off last year

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Luke February 18, 2008 8:15 pm

0:30 oh, sorry I didn't realize you still wanted your FACE.

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davy February 18, 2008 9:23 pm

bit of a crash and burn there mate............ if u ever come near me il show u how big a tackler i am

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levi.smith February 18, 2008 9:29 pm

hahaha davy u prob hit as hrd as a nan does lol!like 2 c ya trying 2 put m dwn lol!

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davy February 19, 2008 9:18 pm

how wud u now u nobody cudnt care less bout yer pointless comments me nd my team nd the 50 or so people ive put in hospital know how i roll ave it!!!!!!!!

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levi.smith February 19, 2008 9:33 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! yeh u prob do roll!ur in good shape!for a circle!

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davy February 20, 2008 6:38 pm

that made sense .... ish

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davy February 22, 2008 8:39 pm

no reply eh levi smith coward

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tryscorer February 22, 2008 8:40 pm

awwwwwwwwwwww levi smith u jus got served

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levi.smith February 23, 2008 9:17 am

hahahahahaha lol not rely m8 i jst cnt b fuked 2 reply 2 sum1 who talks um selvs up so much!when i know u couldnt put me down! for one ud have 2 catch me 1st n then ud have 2 find the strength from some were to bring me down hahahahahahahahaha!

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davy February 23, 2008 11:18 pm

u clearly r bothered to reply seen as dho u jus did..... wey and beleive me kid id catch nd smash you quiker than habana cud run 10yrds i eat losers like you for brunch

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levi.smith February 24, 2008 9:12 am

hahahahaha Davy dont make me laff please!u havnt even seen me!now then let see whts the highest standard u have played?

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davy February 24, 2008 9:54 am

munster 16s against leinster last friday, c.b.c cork jct player 2 years, only forth year on this years winning c.b.c cork team believe me son i aint talkin myself up ..... im that good so wats ur highest standard then???? nowhere close to me im guessing

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levi.smith February 24, 2008 11:34 am

hahahaha is that all?????i have played Districs 4 years running, County A U16s Last year, South West England A starting, also england trails!So yeah ur rite no wear close 2 you! more like Far above you!

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davy February 24, 2008 6:57 pm

eh i dont tink u know wat being on the best school in the countries sct means when im only in 5th year nd how many heineken cups have county A won 0 muster 1 nd a couple of finals to boot nd believe me if they had ireland trials at U16 in Ireland id not only go ( like u ) but id make the team aswell ( unlike u) now wat does tyis all mean.... well it means i win....... ave it!!!!!!

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davy February 24, 2008 6:59 pm

actually i sed 5th year in that comment i meant 4th

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levi.smith February 24, 2008 8:51 pm

u may of gotten into ireland if u had trails but tbh its all in the IF! u didnt i did so reli it all speaks for its self!dosnt it???

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davy February 24, 2008 10:11 pm

na not really atall kid................... and to be fair the onli english team ive played reciently was sedbergh nd they were supposed to be ur best schools side nd we wiped the floor with them so the standard at ur agegroup is clearly exceedingly crap so ur lowly achievments mean fuckall in my books

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levi.smith February 25, 2008 5:37 pm

yeh course who the hell told ya tha Sedbrugh was the best skool in the country??? lol!well obviously nothing is written in your books then!n who u calling kid???trust me m8 if ya seen me u wouldnt call me a kid!

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davy February 25, 2008 7:47 pm

u mean to say ur a fatty front row ..........hate that kid............... play in the backs where the proper players play son nd then we will see what ur made of oh nd i was happy to see that sedbergh werent the best school cos if they were that wud be a bit worying seen as though we put 70 odd points on them kid

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levi.smith February 25, 2008 9:16 pm

yes dvy i do play front row!!and wht the fuk u on about play in the backs?ther all fuking girls lol!whilst the forward r out training the bakc r in playing with ther hair lol!

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davy February 25, 2008 9:32 pm

fatty fatty bumbum hahahaha nd beleive me backs decide who wins the game nd by how much all u guys do is eat haha i cant take u seriosly nemore that ino ur a frunt row unluky kid

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levi.smith February 25, 2008 9:39 pm

wtf u on about davy! callin front row ppl fat u reli gunna walk up 2 Adrew Sheridan n call him fat? hahahaha lol like 2 c tha! if u think ur hard enuf! m8 a game wouldnt b won with out the hrd grapht of the forwards who wins ball at a ruck? forwards! lol bakc jst dnt wanna get durty lol!

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davy February 26, 2008 7:34 pm

alrite m8 u sound like a lovely young man nd a gud player nd all ur achievments r very impressive nd im not actually a cocky shit it were jus an act although my acheivments r true nd forwards r very important nd some backs r puffs but not at our level there not nd well done to england against france nd my heroes r english ( wilko nd cipriani ) so have a nice day kiddo

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davy March 04, 2008 6:25 pm

atleist reply levi kid nd do the decent thing nd dont go on bout how u cudnt be fuked cos u clearly cud

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levi.smith March 04, 2008 7:28 pm

Sori davy, been busy with rugby,thnaks for all, and the same 2 u!hope u carry on making big hits!

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koko May 14, 2008 6:10 pm

why is it that every time the crusaders were shown they were on the receiving end of the big hits?? not one was a delivered blow from them. was it a lack of hard tackling that year or they just didnt make the cut into the vid??

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Anonymous July 08, 2008 11:47 pm

im english..and i gotta say..the standard of our rugby over here is seriously lacking. watching these clips makes me cringe! why cant we breed em like this over here!..

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Anonymous July 13, 2008 6:33 pm

wots the name of the song??

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