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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stirling Mortlock's great tackle on Riki Flutey

Stirling Mortlock's great tackle on Riki Flutey

Wallaby captain Stirling Mortlock put this fantastic hit in on Englands Riki Flutey when they played this past weekend to a 28-14 win at Twickenham for the visitors.

Getting low and driving back hard, Mortlock put the converted Kiwi on his backside in no uncertain terms.

He will be looking to repeat such stern defense when his side meet France at the Stade de France this Saturday.

"Playing the French is extremely tough," said Mortlock. "They are very proud of their rugby history, and they have so much flair with backs that can score tries. But hopefully we can build on what we have done on this tour. Our mindset is pretty positive.

"However there is a lot more improvement to come and we've still got a way to go."

As for the man on the receiving end here, Flutey, he is now a fully fledged English player after qualifying after being in the country for three years, and getting thrown a lifeline by Martin Johnson.

He will be looking to create some magic in the England backline this weekend as they take on South Africa. The two sides meeting at Twickenham is historically eventful, so we should be in for another bone crunching encounter.


Time: 01:24

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