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Monday, February 21, 2011

Alesana Tuilagi huge hit on Mark van Gisbergen

Alesana Tuilagi huge hit on Mark van Gisbergen

Leicester Tigers beat Wasps 21-12 at Welford Road on Saturday night, with Jeremy Staunton and Steve Mafi scoring two first half tries which put them well ahead. Shortly before the end of the game, Alesana Tuilagi hammered the nail in.

Wasps could only muster four penalty kicks, from Dave Walder, while it was the Tigers who looked to play more of the rugby in what was a muddy game played in conditions that werent conducive to expansive play.

Tigers extended their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership with the win, and despite Wasps being excellent on defence, they couldnt create anything that would crack the opposition line. "Sport can be tough sometimes," said Shaun Edwards.

"I feel we deserved a bonus point out of that game, with the effort of the players out there. Our defence was superb in the 22."

Coach Richard Cokerill of Leicester said that Wasps were negative all round. "It was almost rugby union versus rugby league at some stages. We scored two tries to zip against a team that didn't really come to play," he said, although he did concede that they Dd up well.

The Tigers D was pretty good too, with wing Alesana Tuilagi coming in and smashing Wasps fullback Mark Van Gisbergen shortly before full time, showing that even with game time almost up, you can never be too careful when the Tuilagi brothers are around.

You can view quick highlights from this match, as well as others in the Aviva Premiership, on the sidebar E-player to the right of this post.


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Posted at 8:45 am | 26 comments

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Benson February 21, 2011 9:07 am

Boom! What a beast

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 9:11 am

bestt hit i've seen for a while

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Philip February 21, 2011 9:11 am

That'll wake you up!

Ref: "Knock on by green"

All I see is brown lol

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King February 21, 2011 9:23 am

ouch!

good old muddy rugby. Love it!

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Philip February 21, 2011 9:27 am

And Stuart Barnes! Gah!

Always talking philosophically out of his arse...

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Biggy February 21, 2011 10:03 am

Anyone else see the Wasps No.6? Looks like Bill the Butcher out of gangs of new york

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 10:17 am

and he just appears out of the mist.. lol

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Bart February 21, 2011 10:27 am

Well spotted Biggy!!

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 10:31 am

unbelievable... its a legal big hit ;)
nice one!

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fry February 21, 2011 11:32 am

My thoughts exactly, Anonymous. I like Tuilagi and all, but too often, he makes poor tackles and gets penalized. Nice to see him make a huge one, albeit the whistle still stopped the game for the knock-on. Good on Gisbergen for getting right back up on his feet, though.

That was also a pretty big entrance to the ruck by that forward with the soup strainer.

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wow-jiffy-lube February 21, 2011 12:32 pm

Monstrous blindside! Quality, classic Samoan hit.

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 1:02 pm

shut up stuart barnes no one actually gives a toss

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Northern Hemisphere February 21, 2011 1:20 pm

I would have given that a red card.

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Northern Hemisphere February 21, 2011 1:21 pm

I would ban that player for 12 weeks

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Dave February 21, 2011 2:04 pm

If he tackled Lee Byrne like that he'd still be rolling around on the floor now!

Great legal hit, can't wait to see more from Samoa in the World Cup!

Manu needs to get some game time for England too, it would be good to see him in form by September.

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 2:20 pm

Funny some troll did a little NH ref comment... How many cards were shown in the tahs match?? And 2 yellows for a bit of push and shove!!!! HAHAHAHA SH refs...

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 3:40 pm

^ no sense of humour

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Miquel February 21, 2011 4:04 pm

Still don't know what's doing The Butcher on this game!

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 7:08 pm

Who is the Bill the Butcher character for Wasps?

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tzhall February 21, 2011 7:20 pm

^^^

Marty Veale

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 8:26 pm

pops back up to his feet like a real champ

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Anonymous February 21, 2011 9:11 pm

^^ I saw a cat get run over and it just got up and ran off.

Gisbergen is probably suspended in a a plaster of paris body cast right now. Great hit.

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Dewijames February 22, 2011 4:31 pm

Smashed!!

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Anonymous February 23, 2011 1:52 am

opening hit of TSRB12 perhaps???

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WelshFanatic March 27, 2012 1:31 am

OMG... my Samoan friends'll be proud 'a this!

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