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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The big hits from the Blues vs Crusaders classic

The big hits from the Blues vs Crusaders classic

One of the matches of the weekend was without a doubt the Super Rugby game between the Blues and the Crusaders in Auckland, which the home side won 24-22. It was fast paced ambitious rugby, with plenty of physicality, most of which has been packed into this short compilations for you to enjoy.

It was built up to be the match up of the weekend, and fans weren't let down as those at the stadium, a healthy 32 000 plus, and those at home watched a thrilling contest between the two New Zealand heavyweights.

Goal kicking wasn't great, but aside from that the match had everything, with a few stand out players making powerful charges, tackle breaking runs, and of course big hits.

This short video features some of the rough stuff from the game, with guys like Rene Ranger of the Blues brushing off tackles but also taking a few big ones. Jerome Kaino was also sensational, tackling everything that moved and showing why he's rated so highly.

Some of the notable hits could easily be featured here as stand alone clips, namely Isaia Toeava's big tackle early in the game, Corey Flynn's on Ranger, and Anthony Boric's huge tackle on Israel Dagg. There's one of two bumps and charges that are worth seeing too, so it's all included.

Tries from this game will be featured in another compilation sometime this week if all goes well. For now, hopefully this gives you an idea of the level of physicality of this particular match-up.

Time: 02:43
Music: Dutchies by Shapeshifter

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