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Friday, March 27, 2009

Biggest hits of the 2009 Six Nations

Biggest hits of the 2009 Six Nations

One of our contributors from France has put together a Biggest Hits of the 2009 Six Nations video, for those of you who sent in emails requesting a video of this type.

He was a bit hesitant to do it, seeing as France had a tournament theyd rather forget, but hes been a good sport and gone ahead with it nevertheless, making a pretty cool short vid that features some nice tackles from the past few weeks of Six Nations action.

We get to see some awesome, high quality slow motion shots of the hits that took place, including a few that were featured here on RD.

All sides are represented nicely, with some great hits from Brian ODriscoll in particular, and then the compilation finishes off with one of the best tackles of the tournament young Mathieu Bastareaud on big Jamie Roberts.


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Biggest Hits of the Six Nations 2008
Time: 01:49
Note: If we've missed a favourite hit of yours, apologies in advance. Enjoy otherwise.

Posted at 1:04 pm | 61 comments

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Chinaman March 27, 2009 1:26 pm

Pretty poor effort...would have been more worth while showing 2 minutes of Worsley's hits on Jamie Roberts..

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 1:39 pm

that was rather poor RD!

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Lucus March 27, 2009 1:57 pm

I enjoyed that! Thanks RD!

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FrankyH March 27, 2009 2:02 pm

haha.. beggers being choosers again. lame. Nice vid, thanks RD.

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 2:04 pm

Yeah, i enjoyed what there was, but i want more!Could've been longer.But nice vid in all. :D

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Lewirth March 27, 2009 2:05 pm

Thanks RD Anonymous get a life then talk. The last one by Bastardo is enormous !!!

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Tom March 27, 2009 2:05 pm

Not bad but misses out on loads of hits,Ferris v england, BOD v any team, Powell on chabal, worsley on roberts to name a few! A revised version a bit longer would be nice!

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 2:09 pm

Eh, Lewirth, his name is Bastareaud.Bastardo is a bit harsh, don't you think??

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HOG March 27, 2009 2:37 pm

That missed loads of tackles!! Ian gough on flannery?ryan jones & powell on chabal?Poor stuff

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 2:56 pm

I thought it was good myself.Bit disappointed to see O'Driscoll's hit on Nick Kennedy wasn' there, but as another person said beggars can't be chosers.Anyway, there were a couple of nice hits from BOD included.

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Redron March 27, 2009 3:00 pm

Prefer them in real motion personally, you get a better feel for how big the hit was.

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AppreciateTheEffortR March 27, 2009 3:54 pm

I thought it was cool. Quit moanin moany monissons

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burnsie6 March 27, 2009 4:06 pm

The scots are more a danger to themselves then anyone else...

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no9 March 27, 2009 4:21 pm

my favorite has to be simon danielli's hit at the end against france

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 4:28 pm

pretty good compilation I think, although there definitely need to be a few more.No 'Best 6N tackles' video is complete without a few from Thierry Dusautoir.The hit by Stephen Ferris on Armitage was awesome though. Flawless technique. BOD's hits were good too.

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 4:46 pm

ferris' and daneilli's hits are my favorites. baster...'s on roberts was jus a a heavyweight collision

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 5:07 pm

Have to say, Italian no. 15 hit on Rob Kearney was text book.

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 5:34 pm

oDriscol=KingOfTackle

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 6:15 pm

dirty flutey...!

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Domo March 27, 2009 6:28 pm

Ian gough on jerry flannery was HUGE

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Domo March 27, 2009 6:31 pm

Apologies, i wrote my comment before i saw the vid. The tackle wasnt even there!!!

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Stubbee March 27, 2009 7:00 pm

Excellent music! GJ RD

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winger March 27, 2009 8:17 pm

Pretty good video, but should have included Jason Whites massive hit against England.

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 8:29 pm

When gough tackles easter, is mike phillips laughing in the background? lol

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bennybunny March 27, 2009 8:33 pm

Who is the englishman in the 2nd tackle?

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 9:05 pm

Marcato*high tackle+Kearny=EPIC!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 9:20 pm

Lots of irregular tackles.Where is the rugby game ?Ignominious compilation.

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 9:35 pm

who is the name of this music?

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jimthejailbird March 27, 2009 9:38 pm

whatever......

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mise March 27, 2009 9:38 pm

yes its short but it was 'flagged' as so so that's fine.To whomsoever described the kearney tackle as textbookHa!Insane! What textbook exactly?!? The school of (dangerous and embarrasing) hard nocks?Apart from the scots (classic comment- more a danger to themselves lol) most were perfoect, apart fromthe effin Kearney one!That was a sending off if it wasn't the 2nd minute, and what a crap pseudo rule that is That said, I'm presuming that a provoker has said that to get the chat flowing.

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 10:12 pm

That was quality, well made RD. If you seen the matches, you seen the hits, get over yourselves.

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 10:41 pm

shit vid....rather watch england v italy again and we all know how painful dat was...!

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Anonymous March 27, 2009 11:30 pm

all hts on the irsh team were dirty

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Anonymous March 28, 2009 12:57 am

hmmm yea i thought this was good... but seriously where were the worsley hits? i was expecting they just didn't come lol Worsley for the lions tour! thanks rd

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luke March 28, 2009 1:19 am

i love goughs hits

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Brennie March 28, 2009 1:21 am

Pity Ferris' hit on Andrew Sheridan wasn't includedAbsolutely NAILED him!

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Nolan March 28, 2009 2:04 pm

Great video, thanks to RD and co.While some hits weren't in it, it was still very enjoyable to watch.Thumbs up.

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Anonymous March 28, 2009 2:05 pm

mise saidI was taking the piss........tard

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Cheis March 28, 2009 2:07 pm

NH is a tickling contest...

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Anonymous March 28, 2009 2:17 pm

CheisAnother muppet trying to start up the NH, SH fight. The next person who does that should be banned from here.There were ac fair few dirty hits on the irish it has to be said. Ferris, Worsley and O'Driscoll were sensationalin defense this year.Hats off to them.

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Cheis March 28, 2009 5:48 pm

hehe, anywhoi'll be more specific then:i've seen most of these matches, and was far from impressed by the lack of intesity:italy almost beating wales, france beating wales, then loosing to england, who've been playing some of the worst rugby (mostly due to only having 14 men on the field) in their long and rich history.. and then after all the matches:THESE ARE THE HARDEST TACKLESS??i'm gonna have to stick to my earlier comment ;)think of it what you like

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Anonymous March 28, 2009 7:48 pm

I thought that was a pretty good video, at the end of the day all you people who moan about how bad it is, why don't you make one for RD to judge?

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kutapen March 28, 2009 9:23 pm

omfg why the slowmotion all the time?

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Anonymous March 29, 2009 2:20 am

Pffft no gough or worsley = failed vid

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minstrel boy March 29, 2009 10:21 am

why is it all in slow motion? slowmo fails to show real force of the impacts

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Anonymous March 29, 2009 11:31 am

BASTA MON POTE...

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Anonymous March 29, 2009 12:12 pm

Where is Dusautoir, Worsley, Fritz, Gough ...

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Jonno March 29, 2009 1:39 pm

I love worsley and floods double tackle on parra. Textbook!

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mitch March 29, 2009 3:01 pm

gd vid rd ... but a bit briefgough is a machine!!

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Anonymous March 29, 2009 5:11 pm

What's time is the Ferris's hit on Sheridan ? Or does the hit is on youtube ?Sorry for my poor english.

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Anonymous March 29, 2009 6:42 pm

Dusautoir destroyed the Scots and Welsh when he was defending. He's not very big but he puts in monster hits and his technique is flawless.

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Anonymous March 29, 2009 10:57 pm

A lot of stephen ferris missed, he has a superb tackle, hit and drives people back. that masi one is worse every time you see it

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Brennie March 30, 2009 1:52 am

I have a feeling the Ferris/Sheridan hit was in the 2nd half. Would be gret to find it RD !!

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Nick March 30, 2009 10:04 am

There were a few more Bastareaud ones against the welsh and the gang tackle on Chabal, in fact most of the hard hits came from France vs Wales match.I lost a lot of respect for BOD after this six nations, he's a great play maker but is starting to get a little football in his reaction to some tackles on him. For example the one in the clip, flutey makes an awesome tackle to the midrift and BOD goes down holding his head, hmm.... seems he can give it out but isn't to keen to take it.I think the french may have found their next Betsen in Dusautoir and I was impressed with the way Armitage dealt with some crunch tackles when he was under pressure.

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Anonymous March 30, 2009 8:51 pm

Anybody know what the soundtrack its set to is?

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Third Centre March 30, 2009 9:14 pm

Everyone who's complaining should go and source the footage of tackles themselves. You moany feckers.Cheers RD and thank you French bloke who made this

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Anonymous March 31, 2009 3:17 pm

BOD vs Shanklin decided the lions 13

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Anonymous March 31, 2009 8:55 pm

Chabal got boomed not on here?wolsey needs a mention too.

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Greg April 01, 2009 10:34 am

some good, hits but glorify illegal tackling such as the shoulder charge on O'connell i think it was, and tackling in the air on Lee Byrne, and on Delon Armitage. and there were a few swinging arm high tackles in there i can remember 100's of big tackles that where text book and still knock people back. Joe worsley for instance made about 30 of them against wales on Robinson.

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lllllll April 02, 2009 6:05 am

shouldn't have put that hit on kearny from the start of the italy game.

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Anonymous April 02, 2009 12:26 pm

nice video unfortunate not to see any hits being put in by luke fitzgerald he had a blinder of a six nations it could be a bit longer that last hit was massive real body shocker!!!

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