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Monday, December 19, 2011

Chris Hala'ufia suspended internally for six weeks after citing for dangerous tackle

Tongan forward Chris Hala'ufia was cited recently following a hit he made against Racing Metro in a Pool two match in the Heineken Cup. London Irish have decided to impose a six week ban after holding an internal disciplinary hearing. MORE »

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Francesco Minto red carded for head-butt on Yann Lesgourgues

Biarritz eased to a comfortable 29-12 win over a fourteen man Beneton Treviso side that suffered following the sending off of flanker Francesco Minto for a headbutt. Treviso had led 12-0 at one stage before Biarritz turned things around. MORE »

Friday, December 16, 2011

Mathieu Bastareaud breaks Agen scrumhalf Alexis Bales

Toulon center Mathieu Bastareaud was yellow carded late in the game on Tuesday night as his team beat Agen 34-12 in the Top 14. The tackle itself didn't look too bad but the fact that Agen replacement Alexis Bale was injured seemed to force the officials into showing the yellow card. MORE »

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Morgan Parra vs George Chuter, and Manu Tuilagi simultaneous yellow

Morgan Parra was destroyer in chief as Clermont got the better of Leicester Tigers in round 3 of the Heineken Cup, winning the game 30-12 following two yellow cards for the visitors. Here's a look at what happened as Alain Rolland sent two to the sin-bin. MORE »

Monday, December 12, 2011

Luke McAlister's big charge through Nick Evans in the Heineken Cup

In another action packed game on the weekend, Toulouse scored two tries to beat Harlequins 21-10 in Pool 6 of the Heineken Cup. Luke McAlister was in fine form on his return to English soil, putting in a great performance at The Stoop. MORE »

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Isa Nacewa's big hit on Dan Hipkiss at the Rec

Earlier today Heineken Cup defending champs Leinster took a step in the right direction as they beat Bath 18-13 at the Recreation Ground. The entire game was physical and this was one of the bigger hits from the first half. MORE »

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Alesana Tuilagi and Tom Wood red carded following touchline brawl

Two players were red carded in the first half of a fiery Aviva Premiership clash between rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints yesterday. The Tigers won the game 30-25 in a game that had many talking points. MORE »

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Stirling Mortlock's big hit on fellow Wallaby David Pocock

The biggest hit of the Barbarians vs Wallabies game at Twickenham on the weekend was on David Pocock and came from none other than fellow Australian, and former captain, Stirling Mortlock. Here's another look at it, as well as some links to other great moments over his esteemed career. MORE »

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Romana Graham, his Dad, and a spectator fight it out in 2009

The incident with Imanol Harinordoquy's father that was posted earlier today is reminiscent of an ugly brawl that occured in New Zealand a few years ago, where the roles were reversed as a father was fighting on the sidelines, so his son ran to his aid. MORE »

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 »

 
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