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Friday, August 24, 2012

The gloves come off during North Island vs South Island match in New Zealand

New Zealand's provincial domestic tournament, the ITM Cup, is underway with a few games already played, and more to come tomorrow. Today we're having a look at an ugly incident you may not have seen a few months back, during the Super Rugby break. MORE »

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bulls hooker Willie Wepener smashes Stormers fullback Gio Aplon

Here is a quick look back at a hit from earlier in the Super Rugby season, as Stormers flyer Gio Aplon learns that running into a front rower usually isn't a good option. MORE »

Monday, August 13, 2012

Rodrigo Roncero puts Ronan O'Gara on his backside in 2008

Argentina prop Rodrigo Roncero is never far from the action, and although he's now 35 years old, he'll be one to keep an eye on in the upcoming Rugby Championship. Here's an amusing look at what happened with him a few years ago against Ireland. MORE »

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Tana Umaga helps Colin Charvis after huge Jerry Collins hit

A few months ago young Motu Matu'u knocked out a player with a brutal hit, but made sure he helped him straight away. It was reminiscent of this famous incident almost ten years ago, which featured a huge tackle and some wonderful sportsmanship. MORE »

Monday, August 06, 2012

Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna cited for dangerous hit on Ryan Kankowski

Following their Super Rugby title win, young Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna was cited for the high tackle he made on Ryan Kankowski early in the second half of the final. The incident was not picked up by the referee or his assistants at the time. MORE »

Friday, August 03, 2012

Young lock Eben Etzebeth smashes Bismarck Du Plessis to the floor

If you didn't know it already, young Eben Etzebeth has arrived, in a big way. The recently capped Springbok lock put down a marker early on against the Sharks in the Super Rugby semi final, smashing legendary hooker Bismarck Du Plessis to the floor. MORE »

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Gio Aplon knocked out with brutal elbow from teammate

Stormers and Springbok flyer Gio Aplon took a horrific knock against the Rebels, resulting in him slumping to the floor in one of the most awkward looking positions we've seen. Luckily he soldiered on, and will be available for their next match. MORE »

Monday, July 16, 2012

Quade Cooper suspended for one week for dangerous hit on Berrick Barnes

Quade Cooper will miss the Reds' playoff match against the Sharks next weekend following a dangerous tackle he made on Waratahs back Berrick Barnes. He received a yellow card at the time, and has since been suspended for one week. MORE »

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Referees Keith Brown and Romain Poite get too close to the action

After Ireland's heavy loss to New Zealand last month some of the Irish fans groaned that the best tackle their team made all game was on referee Romain Poite. Here's a look at that moment, as well as one from Super Rugby last weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Felipe Contepomi knocked out vs Racing Metro

Argentina named their training squad for the Rugby Championship earlier this week, with Felipe Contepomi the notable exclusion, as he will be playing for Stade Francais. Here's a quick clip from a few months back that some of you had requested to see. MORE »

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Two big hits from the Highlanders vs the Chiefs

Here is a very quick look at two big hits from the Highlanders vs Chiefs game, the same match that we featured earlier in the week with the Sonny Bill Williams scuffle. MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Manu Tuilagi vs Jean De Villiers in the first Test in Durban

Expected to make a big impact during the three-Test series against the Springboks, England's powerhouse center Manu Tuilagi showed patches of what he's capable of, but was for the most part contained by the midfield combo of Jean De Villiers and Francois Steyn. Here is a quick look back at some of the best collisions from the first Test. MORE »

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams puts the shoulder in against the Highlanders

The top of the table Chiefs beat the Highlanders 27-21 in a heated encounter in Dunedin on Saturday. Sonny Bill Williams sparked an early try, but was involved in a scuffle early in the second half. He has also announced that he's moving to Rugby League. MORE »

Monday, June 25, 2012

USA Eagles have two players red carded in loss to Italy in Houston

Italy defeated the USA Eagles 30-10 in front of an impressive record crowd in Houston over the weekend. Unfortunately for the home side, they lost two players to red cards for dangerous tackles, which had a significant impact on the match. MORE »

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chris Ashton's huge hit on Gio Aplon and Ryan Kankowski's on Thomas Waldrom

South Africa and England drew 14-14 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth yesterday in what was the third and final Test of their three-match series. The match was scrappy for the most part, but there were some great hits throughout. MORE »

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Casey Laulala's big hit on Owen Farrell - Barbarians vs England

Today the Barbarians play again, this time against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Last weekend they played England, and got a bit of a hiding but not without leaving a few bruises, with this hit in particular standing out. MORE »

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Manu Tuilagi tip-tackle citing dismissed ahead of South Africa tour

The Aviva Premiership final began in frantic fashion on Saturday as big hitting midfielder Manu Tuilagi was penalised for a tip-tackle on Danny Care. He was cited, but that was dismissed, making him available for England's tour of South Africa. MORE »

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Motu Matu'u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels

Hurricanes hooker Motu Matu'u was responsible for taking out two Rebels players within the space of a few minutes in Wellington on Saturday. He put both Mark Gerard and Lachlan Mitchell in hospital, but showed he's a class act too. MORE »

Friday, May 25, 2012

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

Former All Black Carl Hayman will miss Toulon's Top 14 play-off game against Racing Metro this weekend after he was suspended for four weeks by an ERC disciplinary committee earlier today. If Toulon make the final, he will be unavailable for selection. MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2012

Alafoti Faosiliva's huge hit, charge, and try against Fiji in London

Sevens star Alafoti Faosiliva has been included in the Samoan training squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup, as well as their once off game against Scotland. In the London Sevens final the big man made a huge tackle, and later scored a powerful try. MORE »

 
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