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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Three big hits from Grand Slam winners France against England

Three big hits from Grand Slam winners France against England

There were more than a few requests for some of the big tackles that we saw last weekend when France beat England to take the Grand Slam in Paris.

First up, right at the beginning of the match, big centre Mathieu Bastareaud put a late shoulder in on England centre Riki Flutey. The hit probably wasn't legal, but you see players getting away with that type of stuff all the time. It looked good anyway.

Next up is one of the players of the match, fullback Ben Foden, getting well and truly dumped by French lock Julien Pierre. Despite being dumped heavily, Foden did well to place the ball back, allowing England to go forward.

Last but not least, we've got captain courageous Thierry Dusautoir's fantastic tackle on opposite number, England captain for the night, Lewis Moody. A few minutes earlier Dusautoir made another great tackle, but this one stood out as the impact was even felt up in the stands.

While this video depicts the hits that took place, France weren't dominant as it was England who played most of the rugby and at times looked like they could sneak the win.

However, thanks to the solid French defense, the English couldn't get over and the Six Nations and Grand Slam went to the hosts.

It's just a short vid that's been thrown together, but is a nice little tribute to the French victory.

There were a couple of technical issues earlier so we've used a different video player. Make sure you click the play button. If you click the text, you'll be taken away from this page. Please shout if there's any problems, and let us know if you enjoyed the clip.

Time: 01:07
Music: Superman by Bush

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