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Monday, November 12, 2012

All Black Adam Thomson's boot on Alasdair Strokosch's head

The All Blacks won comfortably 51-22 against a valiant Scotland side at Murrayfield on Sunday, but could be without flanker Adam Thomson for the rest of the tour after he was yellow carded for placing his boot on the head of Alasdair Strokosch. MORE »

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Two big hits from Ireland vs Springboks - Mike McCarthy and Marcel Coetzee

The Springboks fought back in the second half to leave Dublin 16-12 winners over Ireland, despite trailing 12-3 at the halftime break. While the match lacked precision, there was plenty of physical stuff on display, including these two huge tackles. MORE »

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Vincent Clerc late hit results in Julien Saubade injured for rest of season

Racing Metro's injury crisis got worse this week with the news that wing Julien Saubade has been ruled out for the rest of the season after having twisted both his left knee an ankle. To add insult to injury, it happened in a late tackle on the final whistle. MORE »

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

James Haskell big hit knocks out lock Alistair Hargreaves

Wasps forward James Haskell was slapped with a retrospective yellow card following the big tackle he made on Saracens' Alistair Hargreaves on Sunday. Here is a look at the tackle, and an interesting discussion regarding TMO use for foul play. MORE »

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Edinburgh's Netani Talei manhandled over his tryline by Munster

Round two of the Heineken Cup produced plenty of action and all sorts of interesting moments, including this from Munster's 33-0 demolition of Edinburgh at Thomond Park. In the first half Munster made their intentions clear up front. MORE »

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Elvis Vermeulen yellow carded for huge hit on Zee Ngwenya

Clermont Auvernge kept up their impressive unbeaten home record with a 19-12 victory over Biarritz at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. They did so despite losing two players to the sin-bin, with one in particular carded for a massive tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christopher Tolofua cited following red card for tip-tackle against Treviso

Toulouse hooker Christopher Tolofua received a red card and has been cited for a dangerous tackle he made on Treviso's Fabio Semenzato in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. Tolofua made his Test debut for France earlier this year. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scott Higginbotham cited twice for knee and head-butt on Richie McCaw

Australia's Scott Higginbotham has been cited twice following an incident in the first half of the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday. The Reds flanker could miss a large chunk of the Wallabies end of year tour of the UK and Europe as a result. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pieter Dixon's red card after TMO recommendation rules kick to face

Before yesterday’s Currie Cup semifinal, the last time the Natal Sharks and the Blue Bulls met was on a miserably wet day in Durban last month. On that occasion the Sharks ended with 14 players after former Bath stalwart Pieter Dixon was red carded. MORE »

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thierry Dusautoir's hit on Jordan Crane as Toulouse beat Leicester

It was a big weekend in Europe as the Heineken Cup kicked off with twelve matches, and the Amlin Challenge Cup with ten. We're sifting through the best of what took place to bring you some good clips, but for now here is a nice hit from the French captain. MORE »

Friday, October 12, 2012

Andy Hazell vs Mont de Marsan - The Animated Gif

Gloucester's Andy Hazell unleashed against Mont De Marsan in their Amlin Challenge Cup match last night after he was allegedly eye-gouged and had a 'severely sore and very red' eye. Banned for fight MORE »

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Brodie Retallick issued off-field yellow card for tip tackle on Andries Bekker

New Zealand lock Brodie Retallick was handed an off-field Yellow card following his team's 32-16 win over South Africa in Soweto on Saturday. The dangerous tackle was made on opposition second rower Andries Bekker, but was not penalised at the time. MORE »

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Honey Badger Nick Cummins smashes Nick Reily in the Shute Shield

Western Force wing Nick Cummins is set for a great birthday as he's been called up to the Wallaby squad for their match against Argentina this weekend. A month back he made this cracking hit in a Shute Shield match while playing for Southern Districts. MORE »

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Four players sent from the field in Agen vs Bordeaux mass brawl

We've seen a few dust-ups of late, with two Western Province players shown straight red cards, while Luke Charteris and Pascal Pape were given yellows in the Top 14. This past weekend Agen and Bordeaux-Bengles were involved in a messy scrap too. MORE »

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tim Payne banned for two weeks for knee to Vasily Artemyev's head

London Wasps front rower Tim Payne has been suspended for two weeks after he was yellow carded for dropping his knee onto the head of Northampton Saints' Vasily Artemyev on the weekend. Payne was shown a fairly lenient yellow card at the time. MORE »

Friday, September 28, 2012

Kieran Read's big tackle on Duane Vermeulen in Dunedin

Duane Vermeulen is playing his first season of Springbok rugby and while his performances have been respectable, he got a bit of a welcome to Test rugby from All Blacks number eight, and opposite number, Kieran Read in Dunedin. MORE »

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Luke Charteris and Pascal Pape shown yellow cards for Top 14 fight

Stade Francais beat Perpignan 34-24 at the Stade Charlety in Paris, claiming their second win of the year, and helping them move three points clear of the relegation threat. Near the end of the match a fight erupted, resulting in two yellow cards. MORE »

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

George Stowers cited for try-saving dangerous tackle on Andy Fenby

Ospreys loose forward George Stowers has been cited for striking Andy Fenby as the Scarlets player crossed the tryline in their RaboDirect PRO12 game at Parc y Scarlets on Friday. Stowers will face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow. MORE »

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hardest, Fastest, Strongest - Carrier, Runner, & Big Hitter

Who is the strongest ball carrier you've seen? What about the quickest runner, or the biggest hitter? These are debates that fuel rugby fans' forums and pub chats constantly. In this new feature, the players themselves give their opinions. MORE »

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Jebb Sinclair and Tyrone Holmes both red carded for punching Sharks

Canadian Jebb Sinclair has been cleared for his punch on Jean Deysel on the weekend. Both he and Tyrone Holmes were red carded for seperate incidents, however Holmes has been suspended. Western Province ended the game with just 12 players. MORE »

 
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