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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Imanol Harinordoquy's father joins fight against Bayonne

The Basque derby between Biarritz and Bayonne in the Top 14 last night turned out to be as fiery as expected, with a fight kicking off just minutes into the game. What wasn't expected was that Imanol Harinordoquy's father would run on to take part in it. MORE »

Monday, November 21, 2011

Stephen Ferris crunches Lee Byrne in the Heineken Cup opening round

Ulster and Ireland loose forward Stephen Ferris had a storming game against Clermont last weekend, including this big hit on Welshman Lee Byrne. Many of you had requested to see it last week, so rather than let it slip through the cracks, here's a quick look at it. MORE »

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Steven Shingler red carded for spear tackle against Cardiff Blues

Young Welshman Steven Shingler saw red on Friday night for a tip tackle against Cardiff Blues that resulted in a straight sending off for the London Irish midfielder. The Exiles played the rest of the game with 14, and ultimately went down 24-18 in the Heineken Cup second round game. MORE »

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sam Warburton's big tackle for Cardiff Blues against Racing Metro

Sam Warburton made a return to rugby following a controversial red card and suspension he got from a tip tackle in the Rugby World Cup semi final. He made another big hit against Racing Metro in the Heineken Cup this weekend, but there were no cards to be seen. MORE »

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Felipe Contepomi's rough night against Worcester

Stade Francais' Felipe Contepomi had an interesting night on Thursday, as while he played a huge part in a fantastic comeback against Worcester, he also got smashed almost every time he touched the ball. Here's a quick look at some of those tackles. MORE »

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Delon Armitage suspended for five weeks for two incidents

Earlier this week England and London Irish back Delon Armitage received two bans for incidents that took place in an Aviva Premiership match against Bath a few weeks back. He has now been suspended five times this year. His brother, Steffon, could also face suspension, following his lashing out at the procedure via Twitter. MORE »

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Courtney Lawes big tackle on Wasps flyhalf Nicky Robinson

During the RWC England's Courtney Lawes picked up a two week ban for a bit of overzealous play against Argentina. The incident was preceded with a huge hit that some felt was borderline illegal. This hit is similar in nature, but he got it spot on. MORE »

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Gurthro Steenkamp picks on Gerhard Mostert in big hitting Toulouse debut

Springbok Gurthro Steenkamp made his Top 14 debut for Toulouse last weekend, and made quite an impact as he came off the bench shortly after halftime. Here's a quick look at a few of the hits and a big charge he made once getting on the park. MORE »

Monday, November 07, 2011

Huge amateur hit from club rugby in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Over the course of the last two weeks there have been loads of emails and tweets sent in saying that this big tackle from Argentina should be posted on RD. While amateur clips being featured here isn't the norm, this one is pretty good. MORE »

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Namibian Jacques Burger's big hit on Fijian Akapusi Qera

Gloucester hosted Saracens in the Aviva Premiership on the weekend for what was one of those games jampacked with incident. Scuffles, great play, tweeting insults, and of course, some great hits. This one from Jacques Burger stood out as the best of them. MORE »

Friday, October 21, 2011

Shane Williams flipped in huge double hit vs the Wallabies

The Wallabies grabbed a bronze medal in the Third Place Playoff at Eden Park earlier as they beat Wales 21-18. The game started out at high intensity, as you can see in the below clip, but a few injuries disrupted it's rhthym and the spectacle died somewhat. MORE »

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Radike Samo's big hit on Bryan Habana in RWC Quarter Final

Sunday's epic quarter final between the Springboks and the Wallabies won't be forgotten in a hurry, as there was plenty to talk about. The performances of Bryce Lawrence and David Pocock are two such things. There was also the Boks' inability to take their opportunities, and then of course the massive defence from the Australians. MORE »

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chris Hala'ufia banned for seven weeks for dangerous tackle on Olly Morgan

London Irish number eight Chris Hala'Ufia has been suspended from rugby for seven weeks following a dangerous tackle on Olly Morgan during the Aviva Premiership match between the Exiles and Gloucester at Kingsholm. MORE »

Monday, October 10, 2011

James Horwill & Bismarck Du Plessis slaps

Quick exchange of flat hand slaps between James Horwill and Bismarck Du Plessis during the Wallabies' 11-9 quarter final win in Wellington. Neither player was reprimanded or penalised. MORE »

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Russia's Valery Tsnobiladze suspended for headbutt on Sean O'Brien

Russian hooker Valery Tsnobiladze has been suspended for three weeks for a headbutt on Sean O'Brien during their 62-12 loss to Ireland on Sunday. It's the third suspension of the 2011 Rugby World Cup so far. MORE »

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Dominiko Waqaniburotu suspension upheld for tackle on Pat Lambie

Fijian Dominiko Waqaniburotu had an appeal against a three match ban dismissed earlier this week following his suspension for a dangerous tackle against South Africa. His World Cup is effectively over. This is the tackle if you haven't seen it yet. MORE »

Thursday, September 22, 2011

James Pritchard penalised for off the ball push on Vincent Clerc

On Sunday France and Canada played an intriguing game of rugby with many talking points, with one in particular bringing back memories of an infamous incident in the 1995 World Cup. Here's another look at what happened a few days back though. MORE »

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Danie Rossouw's big hit on opposite number Luke Charteris

South Africa came into the World Cup with an ageing squad and many critics. While they scraped home against Wales, the way they dismissed Fiji - and the style of rugby they played - has made many sit up and take notice. Danie Rossouw in particular was one that impressed. MORE »

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cian Healy's hit on Quade Cooper in Auckland

Eden Park on Saturday was the scene of the biggest shake up of this year's World Cup as Ireland famously beat Australia 15-6, elevating them into group winner hopefuls, and affecting other teams as a result. Prop Cian Healy was immense on the night, so here's another look at a moment that many of you wanted to watch over again. MORE »

Thursday, September 15, 2011

USA grind out a win over Russia in New Plymouth

The USA Eagles put their loss to Ireland behind them as they beat RWC debutants Russia 13-6 in New Plymouth earlier today. The only try of the match was scored by halfback Mike Petri. MORE »

 
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