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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cracking hit on Munster's Johne Murphy by Zebre's Quintin Geldenhuys

Munster beat Zebre 43-21 in their Pro12 match in Parma on Friday, coming from behind after trailing 18-9 at halftime. Both sides scored some good tries, and there was also this cracking hit, that could be heard from far, to welcome the visitors.

Zebre started well and just five minutes into the clash gave the crowd something to cheer about with this solid tackle on Johne Murphy by Italy lock Quintin Geldenhuys.

Murphy had passed the ball so the timing might have looked slightly off, but the tackler was committed and according to the referee, it wasn't a late shot. It was a bit of a mismatch, but we all love seeing a big tackle and this one could be heard nicely through the refs mic.

Zebre scored well taken tries through Luciano Orquera and Andrea De Marchi, but Munster came back in the second half and scored through Paddy Butler, Denis Hurley, CJ Stander and Ian Keatley.

It will have been a tough pill to swallow for the home side, who were looking for their first win of the competition, and looked well placed at the break before Munster kicked into gear and pulled away.

View full match highlights on page two, and a quick clip of the cracking hit below

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Posted by Rugbydump at 5:43 pm | View Comments (7)

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WacoKid September 17, 2013 11:22 pm

Johne Murphy has had 2 extremely solid matches for Munster so far this season. Really looking forward to seeing if he can keep up this high level of play.

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DrG September 18, 2013 10:08 am

On the slow mo, but real time, no way!

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Full Back September 18, 2013 7:24 pm

was at the game, DrG's right, the big man's head was down and he's not one for buying dummies. Great hit, pity about the 2nd half from the Zebre.

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adrien September 18, 2013 7:22 am

the tackler flexed only after the pass was made. he was therefore not committed and the tackle is late. it's not exactly a horrendous aggression, but just a rather cheap shot not really worth showing.

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Canadian content September 20, 2013 6:16 pm

I think he could of pulled out, since he didn't begin his drop of weight to make the tackle until the pass was made. But that is acceptable I guess

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