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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Manu Tuilagi's well timed tackle vs Northampton Saints

Manu Tuilagi put in another impressive performance this past weekend as Leicester Tigers beat Northampton Saints 27-16. He hasn't been selected for England duty though, surprising some. MORE »

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mario Ledesma's big tackle on Joffrey Michel

This is a quick clip of a nice tackle from veteran Argentinian hooker, Mario Ledesma, while playing for Clermont against Perpignan in the Top 14 recently. The tackle itself was a good one, but the fact that Ledesma is 37 years old made it all the more impressive. MORE »

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Scott MacLeod and Chris Fusaro red carded for derby boxing

A week ago Edinburgh lock Scott MacLeod and Glasgow flank Chris Fusaro were both red carded for their off the ball fight at the end of a highly charged meeting between the Scottish rival sides in the Magners League. MORE »

Monday, January 03, 2011

Sam Tuitupou and Keith Earls big dump tackle on Richard Fussell

A few weeks back Munster travelled to the Liberty Stadium and went down 19-15 to arch rivals Ospreys in what was a tense Heineken Cup game that exposed one or two in the Munster pack, and was littered with refereeing inconsistencies. MORE »

Monday, January 03, 2011

Dave Attwood facing a lengthy ban after stamp on Petrisor Toderasc

Gloucester lock Dave Attwood will find out the severity of his suspension later this week following his stamp to the face of La Rochelle prop Petrisor Toderasc during their Amlin Challenge cup defeat at Kingsholm last month. MORE »

Monday, December 13, 2010

Paul O'Connell red card for swinging arm on Jonathan Thomas

Munsters Paul OConnell saw red within a few minutes of returning to Heineken Cup rugby last night, after a lengthy injury layoff had resigned him to the side lines for six months. The return to action, and the 22-16 win over the Ospreys, was marred though by his swinging arm on Jonathan Thomas. MORE »

Friday, December 03, 2010

Manu Tuilagi's smashing tackle on Tom Williams

The most well known Tuilagi brothers, Henry and Alesana, have become synonymous with their big runs and crunching hits, but theres another brother who is slowly creeping onto the radar as a potential star of the world game. MORE »

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 14, 2010

George Stowers straight red card for hit on Nick Abendanon

As you may have seen on the Aviva Premiership highlights post yesterday, George Stowers of London Irish received a straight red card on the weekend after he made a dangerous tackle on Bath fullback Nick Abendanon at the Recreaton Ground. 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 »

 
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