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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 »

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Paul Williams yellow carded for huge hit on Theuns Kotze

Alesana Tuilagi scored a hat-trick of tries as Samoa powered through Namibia to win their Pool D clash 49-12 in Rotorua. The hit of the match was this monster from Paul Williams, which resulted in ten minutes on the sideline. MORE »

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Romana Graham headbutt on Sean Maitland in ITM Cup Final

Canterbury claimed their fourth consecutive New Zealand provincial championship title as they won the ITM Cup Final, beating Waikato 12-3 in a tense affair on Saturday. Here's one of the games's more controversial moments. MORE »

Friday, September 02, 2011

David Smith scores off rebound, and Olivier Missoup big hit then try

While the French Top 14 season kicked off last weekend in the shadow of the upcoming World Cup, Toulon got things off to a good start. They beat Biarritz 30-5, scoring some nice tries. Here's two of the better efforts. MORE »

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Huge tackle from Hawkes Bay's Hikairo Forbes against Northland

We've got a bit of a history with posting big hits here on RD. Everyone loves seeing them after all, so here's a quick clip of a great tackle that happened in New Zealand's brilliant ITM Cup recently. MORE »

Monday, August 29, 2011

Manu Tuilagi tackles David Wallace out of the Rugby World Cup

Having lost their last few internationals and now dropped to eighth in the official IRB World Rankings, Ireland are also having to deal with injury woes, the latest of which is to stalwart David Wallace, who will be missing the Rugby World Cup as a result. MORE »

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Quade Cooper cited then cleared for knee in Richie McCaw's face

Quade Cooper dodged a bullet earlier today as he was cleared of any wrongdoing after being cited for kneeing the head of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw during the Wallabies' historic Tri Nations victory in Brisbane on Saturday night. MORE »

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sean O'Brien smashes through David Skrela

One of the most requested moments from this past weekend was when the battering-ram tank of a man Sean O'Brien smashed through Frenchman David Skrela, resulting in the flyhalf's premature exit. MORE »

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Canterbury's Nasi Manu demolishes Benson Stanley in the ITM Cup

The ITM Cup is ticking along nicely in New Zealand, as a shortened tournament has meant less break between games, and that we're already into week five. Here's a quick clip from the first round of action that was requested by a regular. MORE »

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fiji's big tackling against Japan results in suspensions

Earlier in the week we had a look at the big hits from the Samoans during their win over Australia, so today here's a look at Fiji against Japan . Unfortunately for the Fijians, things went slightly differently, ending the match with just 12 players. MORE »

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Another look at the Samoa vs Wallaby bruisefest - The Big Hits

While the Wallabies have taken a lot of flak for their surprise loss to Samoa on the weekend, one of the reasons they looked so shell shocked out there was without a doubt the physical confrontation that the Samoans provided. Here's a closer look at some of the bigger collisions. MORE »

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Beau Robinson's big tackle on Kabamba Floors

Flanker Beau Robinson was one of the many success stories of the Queensland Reds' incredible Super Rugby season. The hard-hitting forward has now been called up to the Wallabies, and this hit perhaps exemplifies why. MORE »

Monday, June 27, 2011

Rough night for the Waratahs and Atieli Pakalani vs the Blues

The first qualifier of this past weekend's Super Rugby playoffs turned out to be quite a physical affair, with plenty of big hits and players dropping like flies. Here's a few of the tackles that might have caught your attention. MORE »

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tom Marshall's big try saving hit on Aaron Cruden

Last weekend the Crusaders beat the Hurricanes in a low scoring, yet eventful game. You saw Andrew Hore questioning the ref earlier in the week, now here is a clip of a brilliant tackle from young Tom Marshall. MORE »

Friday, June 17, 2011

Brett Sheehan's big hit on Quade Cooper, & Berrick Barnes update

The good news is it's Friday. The bad news? There isn't any, it's Friday. For most of you that will mean knocking off work early (if you haven't already), hooking up with mates, and watching rugby all weekend. Here's two clips to start it. MORE »

Monday, June 13, 2011

Butch James' dangerous tackle, and big hit on Stefan Terblanche

Butch James had a great game on the weekend, all but steering his new side, the Lions, to victory over the visiting Sharks. He slipped up though with a typically Butch-like tackle on flanker Keegan Daniel, meaning he was off the field for ten minutes, allowing the Sharks back into the game. MORE »

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Veteran Tony Brown takes a big tackle from Atieli Pakalani

Another busy rugby weekend has come and gone so before sorting through the chaos, here's a short clip that was submitted via the forum, and features veteran Tony Brown taking a big tackle against the Waratahs. MORE »

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tomasi Cama smashed by Ignacio Martin at the London Sevens

The IRB World Sevens Series has come and gone, with New Zealand clinching the title of overall winners once again. One man who has been an integral part of that is Tomasi Cama. In this clip however, he gets smashed out his boots by a Spaniard. MORE »

Monday, June 06, 2011

Ita Vaea suspended for a week for knocking out Digby Ioane

Brumbies number eight Ita Vaea has been suspended for a week following the tackle that left Reds winger Digby Ioane knocked out cold at Suncorp Stadium on the weekend. MORE »

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Gavin Henson smashed by Seru Rabeni, and other bits

The Barbarians picked up their second win in succession as they beat Wales 31-28 at the Millennium Stadium earlier today. Gavin Henson made his return in Welsh colours, but had a bit of mixed bag. MORE »

 
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