Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Friday, July 20, 2018

Thumping hits from Barrett and Laumape as Hurricanes beat Chiefs

The Hurricanes have made the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 32-31 playoff win over the Chiefs. There were plenty of big tackles throughout, with centres Ngani Laumape and Jordie Barrett delivering the biggest shots. MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2018

Waisake Naholo comes up huge shot in Highlanders win over the Rebels

The Highlanders denied the Rebels a playoff spot in dramatic fashion Saturday night, winning 43-37. Waisake Naholo put his stamp all over the contest, scoring a brilliant try and then making an unbelievable defensive stop in extra time with his resounding tackle on Jack Maddocks. MORE »

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Brutal shoulder charge gets Johnny Fa'auli red card and hefty suspension

Johnny Fa'auli smashed Hurricanes centre Wes Goosen with a nasty shoulder charge to the head. In what is becoming a recurring event for the Chiefs star, he was once again sent from the field. MORE »

Friday, July 13, 2018

Tough schools centre bounces right back up after clothesline tackle

Victorian Schools centre Mosese Tu'ipulotu was on the receiving end of this dangerous clothesline tackle in a match against Queensland II a few days ago at the Australian Schools Rugby Championships. MORE »

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Straight red prompts calls for report system after Semisi Masirewa challenge

Sunwolves winger Semisi Masirewa will miss the rest of the Super Rugby season after he was sent off for a dangerous tackle on Bernard Foley. The game was evenly poised at the time, but then floodgates opened, and the Waratahs won 77-25. MORE »

Monday, June 25, 2018

Faf de Klerk lauded for huge defence on much larger Nathan Hughes

England got the better of South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday night in their final match, but this defensive effort from scrumhalf Faf de Klerk typified his performance all series. MORE »

Monday, June 25, 2018

Biggest hits and knocks from Wallabies vs Ireland Test series decider

Ireland's 20-16 win over the Wallabies in Sydney featured a number of physical impacts, some on the illegal side of the law, but many great tackles too. MORE »

Friday, June 22, 2018

That time Wallaby Lukhan Tui got demolished in reserve grade club rugby

The Wallabies and Ireland Test series decider will feature a bolstered home team lineout, with Lukhan Tui picked at blindside flanker, making his first ever Test start. He recently spoke of the humbling experience he had in a club rugby game. MORE »

Friday, June 22, 2018

Australian U20 Red Card shows exactly why this ruck law was brought in

The recent amendment to the ruck laws that took effect in May explicitly addressed the kicking of a loose ball in a ruck, which is now illegal. At the U20 Championship, the application was instrumental in producing this red card between Australia vs Italy. MORE »

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Rib tickling Biggest Hits of the Season compilation for the Aviva Premiership

Premiership Rugby have put together their compilation of the biggest hits of the 2017/2018 Aviva Premiership season. The two-minute video features some absolute scorchers, many of which were featured on here at the time. MORE »

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Ross Moriarty gets inevitable ban after chokehold against Argentina

Wales number eight Ross Moriarty has predictably received a suspension for strangling Argentina flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez during their second Test last weekend. Wales won the game 30-12, but it was marred by the choke at full time. MORE »

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Women's rugby produces one of the biggest hits you've seen all year

This short video comes to us from Brazil, and the Vitória Rugby Club Ladies' team, who made one of the biggest tackles we've ever seen on a rugby field. MORE »

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ross Moriarty choke hold on Nicolas Sanchez mars Wales series win

It's been an interesting few days for Wales in the wake of their series win in Argentina. Their 30-12 victory finds them in third place in the world rankings behind New Zealand and Ireland. Unfortunately, a controversial moment marred the win as Ross Moriarty was shown a red card. MORE »

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Benjamin Fall sent off for flipping Beauden Barrett as All Blacks secure series win

A red card for French winger Benjamin Fall in the 12th minute allowed New Zealand to claim a 26-13 victory in Wellington to wrap up the series with a match to spare. MORE »

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ugly stamp angers neutrals in France vs New Zealand U20s match

Jay Renton can find himself extremely lucky to have only conceded a penalty after this stamp during New Zealand U20's loss to their French counterparts. MORE »

Monday, June 11, 2018

Remy Grosso hospitalized with double skull fracture after brutal collision

France were pummeled 52-11 at Eden Park Saturday night after leading at the break. However, the worst news came for winger Remy Grosso after taking successive, back-to-back shots to the head from Sam Cane and Ofa Tu'ungafasi. MORE »

Friday, June 08, 2018

That time Jebb Sinclair got red carded for running through a defender

This weekend sees Scotland and Canada face off against each other for the first time since their infamous meeting in Toronto four years ago, in which the Scots won 19-17. The occasion was marred late in the game by a highly controversial decision. MORE »

Thursday, June 07, 2018

George North's monster hit on debutant Embrose Papier shuts down Springboks

George North capped off Wales' 22-20 win over South Africa in Washington DC with this monster tackle late in the game, shutting down a possible counter-attack and last-minute comeback. MORE »

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The 4 much talked about suspensions from the latest round of Super Rugby

Ahead of the weekend, here's a quick recap of what happened in the last round of Super Rugby, with four much talked about suspensions for various elements of foul play. We've thrown them into one video for you, and given a brief recap of the bans handed out. MORE »

Monday, May 28, 2018

A headbutt is a headbutt as Folau Fainga'a gets red carded and suspended

Brumbies hooker Folau Faainga'a has been suspended following a SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee that found him guilty of striking with the head, the offence he was red carded for against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday. MORE »

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