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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lolo Lui's smashing tackle at the Hong Kong Sevens

Lolo Lui's smashing tackle at the Hong Kong Sevens

The Hong Kong leg of the HSBC World Series Sevens kicked off this weekend amidst much fanfare as the biggest rugby spectacle in the region continues to impress and entertain locals and visitors alike.

While Sevens may not be everyone's cup of tea, there's no doubting the skill factor on show and as has been said before on here, many top Test playing starts made their name in the shortened version of our wonderful game.

As you'll see in this clip, Samoan Lolo Lui shows that skill and speed isn't the only aspect of Sevens that makes it worth watching. He absolutely smashed his Tongan counterpart in their closely fought 24-17 win over their pacific rivals in Pool C.

Incidentally Lolo Lui was suspended recently after kicking England player John Brake in the head at the Wellington Sevens. If anyone is interested in seeing that clip, I'll try get it posted sometime soon.

Samoa are through to the Cup Quarter Finals, where they will face Australia. They got their with wins over Mexico, Scotland, and Tonga. This clip, from the IRB, also includes footage of two neat tries from the Japan vs England match.

Both of them came from nicely executed cross-field kicks. We'll have more of the best from the Hong Kong Sevens soon. If you watch the games and spot anything you think is worth posting here, please feel free to let us know.

Time: 01:33
Note: Keep up to date with the tournament at Irbsevens.com

Posted at 7:53 pm | 16 comments

Simaika Mikaele huge hit at the Hong Kong Sevens

Posted in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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Anonymous March 26, 2011 10:57 pm

Bang!

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Anonymous March 26, 2011 11:19 pm

Brilliant tackle, BOOOOM!

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granite March 26, 2011 11:49 pm

Great hit!

looks like there have been some unexpectedly close games during the pool division, can't wait to see the end of those games. i.e. NZ last minute try to beat Portugal! Also, Canada almost coming back against Australia

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 6:06 am

cool to see Lote tequiri still enjoying his rugby

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 7:28 am

that wasnt tuqiri?

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 7:54 am

Awesome hit!!

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Flow March 27, 2011 7:58 am

Can we have RM92-Toulouse's highlights? Thx

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 10:50 am

that japanese winger didn't look very japanese........

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 3:46 pm

lol nor does his name suggest he is. Lote Tuqiri! Lol that's hilarious. Cr5unching hit though, great stuff. Completely within the rules of the game, great smashing hit

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 6:02 pm

.... That wasn't lote tuquiri....

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 6:33 pm

It was. Two people are allowed to have the same name yanno

Look at mine

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Anonymous March 27, 2011 6:34 pm

Okay seeing as humour is lost on some people (or mine is just bad), that guy is called Lote Tuqiri, playing for Japan, but is NOT the same Lote Tuqiri you're thinking of :)

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Lote Tuqiri March 27, 2011 9:37 pm

Lote Tuqiri is a pretty common name. It's like the 'John Smith' of Fiji.

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Crouch March 28, 2011 8:37 am

Great hit. Why people think wrapping your arms has any effect on the impact of a tackle is beyond me.

That hit had as much impact if not more than some of the shoulder charges people whinge about on here.

:S

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Anonymous March 28, 2011 8:00 pm

One word. Late.

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jonny March 29, 2011 2:22 am

such a hater ^^

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