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Thursday, December 02, 2010

Andy Powell hit on IRB Player of the Year 2010, Richie McCaw

Since the weekend we've learnt two things. One is that Richie McCaw has been named IRB Player of the Year again, and the second is that Welsh flanker Andy Powell was not cited for his high shot on the All Blacks captain. MORE »

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Morgan Stoddart's slam tackle on Leigh Halfpenny

This is a short clip from Friday night's Magners League match played in Cardiff as Scarlets beat the Blues 16-10. It was a low scoring affair with two nice tries but not too much else to write home about, other than this big tackle in the first half. MORE »

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Benoit Baby runs into a brick wall named Mikaele Tuugahala

It was an all French affair in Pool two of the Heineken Cup on Saturday as Racing Metro picked up their first win of the campaign by beating Clermont Auvergne 16-9. The only try of the match went to Sireli Bobo, but the clip featured here comes from another Pacific Islander. MORE »

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Duane Vermeulen smashed boot-less but still catches Lwazi Mvovo

Western Province secured a Currie Cup home semi final on the weekend by beating the Sharks 33-21 at Newlands. It was a great game, with highlights to follow, but for now here is one of the best moments of the match. MORE »

Monday, October 11, 2010

Sam Tuitupou cited for dangerous tackle on Paul Hodgson

Former Auckland Blues and Worcester center Sam Tuitupou has been cited for making a dangerous tackle on Paul Hodgson in Munster's meeting with London Irish in the Heineken Cup on the weekend. MORE »

Monday, October 11, 2010

Toulon's Mafileo Kefu crunches Richard Hibbard of the Ospreys

Great hit from the Toulon vs Ospreys game, as Mafileo Kefu puts in a more than solid hit on Ospreys hooker Richard Hibbard MORE »

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sebastien Chabal's big tackle on Jamie Heaslip

Leinster got their Heineken Cup campaign off to a positive start as they beat Racing Metro 38-22 with a stylish performance in the Pool 2 opener at the RDS. The match was played at a great pace and there were plenty of big tackles. This is just one of them from the opening passage of play. MORE »

Monday, October 04, 2010

Lifeimi Mafi cited for two high tackles & Brian O'Driscoll try

Leinster beat Munster 13-9 in their Magners League derby match at a packed Aviva Stadium on Saturday night. Brian ODriscoll scored the winning try for Leinster, while Munster center Lefeimi Mafi made two bad high tackles, for which he has now been cited. Both tackles and the try are included here. MORE »

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu try & Brett Deacon vs Tim Payne punch-up

A tense Aviva Premiership game took place between Gloucester and Wasps at Kingsholm on the weekend, with the home side taking it 22-20 after two big Nicky Robinson penalties. Featured here is the try of the match from Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, and the fight between forwards Tim Payne and Brett Deacon. MORE »

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fritz Lee sees red as he almost takes Luke Hamilton's head off

Counties Manukau loose forward Fritz Lee faces a possible lengthy suspension after he was sent from the field during his sides 40-24 win over Northland in the ITM Cup on Sunday. Lee's high tackle is one of the worst looking hits you'll see for some time. MORE »

Sunday, September 19, 2010

James Downey's solid hit on Shontayne Hape from Franklins Gardens

Northampton Saints put in a convincing display against Bath on Friday night as they won 31-10 at Franklins Gardens, giving them their third win in three matches to take them clear at the top of the Aviva Premiership. MORE »

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Mafileo Kefu straight red card for high tackle on Alexis Palisson

Toulon centre Mafileo Kefu was red carded within five minutes of kick off against Brive on the weekend as the two sides met in the Top 14, a match that ended with the big spending Toulon going down 27-9 at the Stade Amedee Domenech. MORE »

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Counties prop Jono Owen smashes Manawatu flyhalf Tomasi Cama

Late last night we posted a quick clip to the RD Facebook Page just so some of you could get your fix after what was a busy day here. The reaction was good, so those who missed it can check it out now. MORE »

Sunday, August 08, 2010

All Black Tony Woodcock's charge on Wallaby Saia Faingaa

All Black prop Tony Woodcock seems to have dodged a bullet this weekend after his charge on Wallaby hooker Saia Faingaa on Saturday. Woodcock not only got off with just a warning, but he wasnt cited after the game either, surprising many. MORE »

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Jaque Fourie and Quade Cooper both suspended for dangerous tackles

Jaque Fourie and Quade Cooper have both been suspended following dangerous tackles they made during the Wallabies successful start to the Tri Nations campaign in Brisbane yesterday. MORE »

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rene Ranger big hit on Zane Kirchner, and Kirchner hit on Cory Jane

The Tri Nations continues to fascinate as this past weekend we saw another match end in a great win for the dominant All Blacks. There were many talking points which once again put the spotlight on the officials. Here are two clips that you might like to watch, and discuss, again. MORE »

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Jean De Villiers suspended for spear tackle on Rene Ranger

Springbok Jean De Villiers has been suspended for two weeks following a spear tackle on All Blacks debutant Rene Ranger. De Villiers was cited following the 31-17 loss the Tri Nations second test in Wellington. MORE »

Friday, June 18, 2010

Danie Rossouw big tackle on Lionel Nallet in Cape Town

While Bakkies Botha served out a suspension for foul play, eagerly waiting in the wings has been his Bulls teammate Danie Rossouw, who off late has once again shown exactly how much of a valuable asset he is to Springbok rugby. MORE »

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Matt Giteau's rough night against Fiji

Matt Giteau seemed to be the target when the Wallabies played Fiji on the weekend. The midfield maestro found himself the victim of three big tackles in the first half alone. Two Fijian players have since been suspended for dangerous tackles. MORE »

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Seru Rabeni crunching tackle on Ireland's Fergus McFadden

Irelands Fergus McFadden will miss their tour of Australasia after he broke his jaw against the Barbarians following this huge tackle by Seru Rabeni. The Ireland squad was announced today, with McFadden just one of the many injured players. MORE »

 
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