Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is a clip that was dug up by a contributor that has had a few clips featured on here over the years. He's found this cracking hit from during last months Dubai leg of the IRB World Series Sevens.
Dubai was the first leg of the series, which has since had a tournament in George, and will next month go to Wellington, and then las Vegas. Keep an eye out for competition info regarding the USA leg, as we'll have a ticket giveaway for that one.
In the Cup quarter finals of the Dubai series though, England went up against Argentina in a tightly contested match that ended with England winning 17-12.
Fairly early on in the first half, England's Chris Cracknell put this bone jarring hit in on Argentina's Hernan Olivari, actually leaving both players laying injured on the floor.
The referee made a brave call and let it slide, rather than issuing the yellow card in the heat of the moment. As you can see by the replays, Olivari, a pretty small guy to start with, ducked quite low into the tackle.
You can decide for yourself whether you think a penalty, yellow or no action at all was required. Whatever the case though, that shoulder on face contact doesn't look too pretty.