Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bulls prop avoids red card for late shot after referee is talked down by TMO

Bulls prop Conraad van Vurren narrowly avoided a red card when the Chiefs and the Bulls met in Hamilton in the opening game of round 5 of Super Rugby. The Bulls led for large parts but the wheels came off in the second half, as the Chiefs picked up a 41-28 win at home. MORE »

Thursday, March 15, 2018

French U20s banned for that awful double challenge vs England

The two France U20 players that dangerously cleared out an England U20 player last weekend have been suspended following a disciplinary hearing in London. The two received red cards at the.. MORE »

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

'Toughest player on the field' reacts to being dropped by sneaky punch

Brumbies halfback Matt Lucas was warned following round 4 of Super Rugby, after his sucker punch in the midriff of Rebels number eight Amanaki Mafi. The incident sparked a scuffle, after Mafi did his best to get Lucas in trouble. MORE »

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kerevi and Tupou bully young Bulls winger with thumping tackles

The Reds came from behind to beat the Bulls 20-14 in round four of Super Rugby in Brisbane. Their physicality was an impressive aspect of the game, as you can see here with dominant tackles by centre Samu Kerevi and powerhouse prop, Taniela Tupou. MORE »

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bismarck du Plessis and Montpellier teammate fight in warm-up!

Top 14 leaders Montpellier smashed second-placed Racing 92 41-3 at the weekend, but the win was marred by a scrap between Bismarck du Plessis and teammate Mohamed Haouas in the match warm-up. MORE »

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Two French players see red for nasty WWE double tackle

Shades of The Undertaker or The Dudley Boyz were on show during France U20s match against England, as two Frenchman were sent off for a horrendous clear out at the ruck. MORE »

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

Fiji and Russia met at the Las Vegas leg of the World Sevens Series, with Fiji 38-0 winners. This tackle right in the closing minutes caused a bit of commotion, as Sean Maloney and co-commentators made a lot of noise about it. Some though, were not as impressed. MORE »

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

Crusaders number ten Richie Mo'unga was issued an off-field warning for the dangerous tackle that knocked out Stormers lock Pieter-Steph du Toit during their Super Rugby meeting in Christchurch on Saturday. This opens the tackling zero-tolerance debate again. MORE »

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Reds lock Lukhan Tui gets banned for manhandling Will Genia

Queensland Reds second rower Lukhan Tui has suffered the same fate as Scott Higginbotham, after he too was suspended for a dangerous challenge during the Reds Super Rugby round two meeting with the Melbourne Rebels on Friday. MORE »

Monday, February 26, 2018

Ryan Wilson may be in big trouble after citing commissioner intervention

Scotland backrower Ryan Wilson has been cited following Saturday's historic Calcutta Cup win over England at Murrayfield. Wilson was involved in the tunnel scuffle with Owen Farrell prior to kick-off, but this citing is for a different incident. MORE »

Monday, February 26, 2018

Red card not enough as Higginbotham gets suspended for dangerous tackle

The Queensland Reds will be without the services of loose forward Scott Higginbotham for a few weeks after he was suspended for the dangerous tackle that he was red carded for on Friday. He pleaded guilty but still couldn't avoid a ban. MORE »

Friday, February 23, 2018

Martin Johnson escapes with warning after nasty throat stamp in 1999

The Calcutta Cup between Scotland and England is the oldest international fixture in the history of the game and the two sides face each other again this weekend in another eagerly anticipated encounter. MORE »

Friday, February 23, 2018

Scott Higginbotham pleads innocence but red card wrecks Reds opener

The Queensland Reds had a nightmare start to their Super Rugby campaign as they lost a man after just ten minutes, leading to a heavy 45-19 loss at the hands of the Melbourne Rebels. Scott Higginbotham had.. MORE »

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Gaby Lovobalavu's crucial tackle looked innocuous, until he was cited

Gabiriele Lovobalavu was cited and has been suspended for a crucial tackle that he made in the closing seconds of Wasps's Aviva Premiership clash with Exeter Chiefs on Sunday. He appeared before a disciplinary hearing in London last night. MORE »

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Romania's dangerous high tackle that helped Spain to an upset victory

Spain beat Romania 22-10 in the Rugby Europe Championship to find themselves in pole position for Rugby World Cup 2019 qualification. Their task was helped early on when Romania lost a man to the sin-bin thanks to this reckless tackle. MORE »

Monday, February 12, 2018

Kyle Eastmond's shocking two red card attempts in as many minutes

Wasps got the better of Harlequins on Sunday afternoon with a 44-22 win in the Aviva Premiership, despite playing the majority of the game one man short after these unbelievable moments of madness MORE »

Friday, February 09, 2018

Crunching Fijian tackle puts immediate halt to Brumbies attack at Brisbane 10s

The Brisbane 10s kicked off in Australia on Friday with teams from around the globe having a go at this enjoyable format, finding the balance between fifteens and 7s rugby. There was a huge amount of skill and physicality on show, as seen here between Fiji and the Brumbies. MORE »

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

Referee has Georgian handbags under control, or so he thinks

It all seemed like it was under control, as Kharebi and Armazai battled it out in Round 12 of Didi 10, their local championship, but suddenly.. MORE »

Sunday, February 04, 2018

New Zealand teenage sensation makes terrible decision, but then does this

Etene Nanai-Seturo showed why he is currently the talk of New Zealand, but his inexperience showed against France at the inaugural Hamilton Sevens. MORE »

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

David Halifonua ends young Will Jones's game with punishing tackle

Will Jones learned the hard way that running straight at Gloucester's Tongan hitman David Halaifonua is not a good idea. The 30-year-old has numerous victims, with Jones the latest in a long line of players who will have stories to tell from the times they went up against him. MORE »

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