Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play

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 »

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Two big hits from the Highlanders vs the Chiefs

Here is a very quick look at two big hits from the Highlanders vs Chiefs game, the same match that we featured earlier in the week with the Sonny Bill Williams scuffle. MORE »

Monday, July 02, 2012

Manu Tuilagi vs Jean De Villiers in the first Test in Durban

Expected to make a big impact during the three-Test series against the Springboks, England's powerhouse center Manu Tuilagi showed patches of what he's capable of, but was for the most part contained by the midfield combo of Jean De Villiers and Francois Steyn. Here is a quick look back at some of the best collisions from the first Test. MORE »

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sonny Bill Williams puts the shoulder in against the Highlanders

The top of the table Chiefs beat the Highlanders 27-21 in a heated encounter in Dunedin on Saturday. Sonny Bill Williams sparked an early try, but was involved in a scuffle early in the second half. He has also announced that he's moving to Rugby League. MORE »

Monday, June 25, 2012

USA Eagles have two players red carded in loss to Italy in Houston

Italy defeated the USA Eagles 30-10 in front of an impressive record crowd in Houston over the weekend. Unfortunately for the home side, they lost two players to red cards for dangerous tackles, which had a significant impact on the match. MORE »

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chris Ashton's huge hit on Gio Aplon and Ryan Kankowski's on Thomas Waldrom

South Africa and England drew 14-14 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth yesterday in what was the third and final Test of their three-match series. The match was scrappy for the most part, but there were some great hits throughout. MORE »

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Casey Laulala's big hit on Owen Farrell - Barbarians vs England

Today the Barbarians play again, this time against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Last weekend they played England, and got a bit of a hiding but not without leaving a few bruises, with this hit in particular standing out. MORE »

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Manu Tuilagi tip-tackle citing dismissed ahead of South Africa tour

The Aviva Premiership final began in frantic fashion on Saturday as big hitting midfielder Manu Tuilagi was penalised for a tip-tackle on Danny Care. He was cited, but that was dismissed, making him available for England's tour of South Africa. MORE »

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Motu Matu'u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels

Hurricanes hooker Motu Matu'u was responsible for taking out two Rebels players within the space of a few minutes in Wellington on Saturday. He put both Mark Gerard and Lachlan Mitchell in hospital, but showed he's a class act too. MORE »

Friday, May 25, 2012

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

Former All Black Carl Hayman will miss Toulon's Top 14 play-off game against Racing Metro this weekend after he was suspended for four weeks by an ERC disciplinary committee earlier today. If Toulon make the final, he will be unavailable for selection. MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2012

Alafoti Faosiliva's huge hit, charge, and try against Fiji in London

Sevens star Alafoti Faosiliva has been included in the Samoan training squad for the upcoming Pacific Nations Cup, as well as their once off game against Scotland. In the London Sevens final the big man made a huge tackle, and later scored a powerful try. MORE »

Friday, May 18, 2012

The Stormers vs Cheetahs chaos in Cape Town

The Stormers and the Cheetahs got into an almighty tangle at Newlands last weekend, resulting in two players receiving off-field yellow cards after the whole thing was put on a white card. There were some requests to have it featured, so here you go. MORE »

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mamuka Gorgodze and Yoann Maestri sent off in Toulouse vs Montpellier battle

On a day that determined who progresses in the Top 14 play off race, two red cards and a yellow were brandished in a heated game between Toulouse and Montpellier. Both players are likely to face suspensions, ruling them out of the next round. MORE »

Friday, May 11, 2012

Tai Tuifua's dangerous flying tackle on Nicky Robinson

Newcastle Falcons forward Tai Tuifua was fortunate to escape punishment for a dangerous hit he made on Wasps number ten Nicky Robinson last weekend. The officials at the time felt it was a legal tackle, and he hasn't been cited as of yet. MORE »

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Jim Hamilton and David Paice shown red cards after being sin-binned

Jim Hamilton and David Paice are set to face a disciplinary hearing following the brawl they sparked at the Madjeski Stadium on Saturday. Both players were shown yellow cards, resumed fighting, then were sent off with reds cards. MORE »

Monday, May 07, 2012

Aironi's Simone Favaro smashes Ospreys replacement Tom Isaacs

Italian side Aironi hosted the Ospreys in the final round of RaboDirect Pro12 group stages this weekend, with the visitors grinding out a hard fought 18-11 win. With five minutes left and the win secured, we saw the hit of the match. MORE »

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Fullback Joe Pietersen eaten alive by prop Pek Cowan

Last month we saw Stormers fullback Joe Pietersen set up a fantastic counter-attack that resulted in an amazing try against the Highlanders. Unfortunately when he tried something similar against the Force this past weekend, huge prop Pek Cowan was ready for it. MORE »

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Butch James banned for four weeks for dangerous charge against the Brumbies

Earlier this week Lions flyhalf Butch James was suspended for four weeks for charging into a ruck dangerously against the Brumbies in Johannesburg. He was yellow carded at the time, and put on a white card, referring him to the citing commissioner. MORE »

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