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Thursday, March 01, 2012

The big hits, try savers, and collisions from England vs Wales

England and Wales' Six Nations encounter at Twickenham on Saturday was one of the more intense games of the weekend. With the Triple Crown at stake, and of course bragging rights, neither side gave an inch. Here's a look at some of the rough stuff.

The biggest hit of the game was probably winger George North's tackle on new England flyhalf Owen Farrell. It was an awesome sequence, as young Farrell showed he can produce bits of magic out of nowhere, before North said hang on, we can't have that, and flattened him.

It was included in the highlights of the match so that's why you haven't seen it on here sooner. Rather than feature it on it's own, it makes sense to show all the good stuff together, including a few big charges from another young beast, England center Manu Tuilagi.

Tuilagi, alongside tackling machine Brad Barritt, gave them good go-forward ball as he bumped defenders out of the way and actually came close to scoring on one occasion, had it not been for an incredible tackle from Welsh captain Sam Warburton.

That's in the video too, as well as a few other collisions, charges, and tackles, including Leigh Halfpenny's excellent trysaver on David Strettle at the end. While it didn't look technically perfect, he put his body on the line, coming off worse for wear but saving the day for his side.

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