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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Henry Tuilagi welcomes Joe Van Niekerk to the Top 14

Henry Tuilagi welcomes Joe Van Niekerk to the Top 14

Henry Tuilagi introduced Toulon's new recruit Joe Van Niekerk to the Top 14 recently in a way that we've become accustomed to seeing from the huge Samoan number eight.

Van Niekerk has only just started playing for Toulon since arriving from the Lions in South Africa, but got to feel the warm, friendly welcome of human wrecking ball Tuilagi in full flight.

Unfortunately the Perpignan backrower went on to break his arm about ten minutes after this big run, and will miss the first four rounds of the Heineken Cup. The recovery from surgery on the fractured right arm will put him out of action for the next two months.

The unfortunate injury also means that the influential Tuilagi will miss the upcoming Pacific Islanders European tour in November.

Perpignan meet Treviso on Friday in their opening Heineken Cup match.

Posted by Rugbydump at 2:31 pm | View Comments (16)

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play, See it to Believe it

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bump October 08, 2008 2:09 pm

ooooooo la la la la la la la la!!!

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awwwww October 08, 2008 2:17 pm

top 14 is awesome

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Anonymous October 08, 2008 2:27 pm

bof, pas terrible

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ysm October 08, 2008 2:48 pm

bof?? are u crazy, tuilagis a beast!

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Anonymous October 08, 2008 3:14 pm

In the same match tuilagi made a very strong hand off on .. Van Niekerk D

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Anonymous October 08, 2008 4:31 pm

good lord he smashed atleast two players on their backsides

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Alain October 08, 2008 5:35 pm

hahaha..dat happens often to joe tho..he must learn to tackle lower

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Greg October 09, 2008 12:44 am

he got knocked the fuck out

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islestyle October 09, 2008 1:31 am

he also ran through all three bok loose fowards during the world cup... the only highlight for manu.. i wonder if rd has that one??.. what a monster!!!...

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Anonymous October 09, 2008 9:14 am

The good old samoan sidestep!!! STRAIGHT AHEAD.

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Anonymous October 09, 2008 9:15 am

Yep - RD should go through the game of Manu vs Samoa in the world cup, get us some highlights from Tuilagi

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Don October 09, 2008 6:30 pm

LMAO @ the samoan "side-step"LMAO@ the commentators..."Ooooooh...Oh lo lo lo lo lo lo"LMAO!

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Eric October 09, 2008 10:11 pm

Haha well said, the great samoan sidestep

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Anonymous October 10, 2008 12:02 am

Hahaha,Great run,the coach at training next week will be ok boys, don't kick it to the samoan xD

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Anonymous November 29, 2008 9:14 pm

after seeing that all i could think was..."jesus"

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Tasi2 December 03, 2008 5:06 am


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