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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 »

Monday, September 17, 2012

Dean Greyling suspended for two weeks for strike on Richie McCaw

Springbok prop Dean Greyling had a nightmare of a game against the All Blacks on Saturday, as he missed one crucial tackle in particular, gave away a handful of penalties, and was yellow carded for a strike on Richie McCaw. MORE »

Monday, September 10, 2012

Eben Etzebeth banned for attempted headbutt on Nathan Sharpe

Young Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth has been suspended for two weeks for an attempted headbutt on veteran Wallaby Nathan Sharpe. The incident took place midway through the first half of the Perth Test match between the two sides. MORE »

Saturday, September 08, 2012

TMO advises on Ofisa Treviranus big hit on Charlie Hodgson

Last weekend London Irish's Samoan forward Ofisa Treviranus was shown a yellow card by referee Wayne Barnes for a big tackle on Charlie Hodgson at Twickenham. The incident was referred to the TMO under the new law rulings in the Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Monday, September 03, 2012

Filipo Levi's massive hit on Jarrad Hoeata sparks mini duel

The Log o' Wood was up for grabs on Saturday as Taranaki set out to defend the Ranfurly Shield from a determined Tasman outfit. The game was highly entertaining with many tries and a huge hit that sparked a duel between two hard men of the game. MORE »

Monday, August 27, 2012

Top 14 Round Two - Best of the weekend wrap-up

After two rounds of the French Top 14 it's the usual suspects at the top of the table, but that's not to say the second round wasn't without surprises. Here is a quick wrap-up of the best of the action, which includes a whole host of big collisions and great play. MORE »

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 »

 
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