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Friday, November 22, 2013

Wing JP Pietersen's big tackle on Eighthman David Denton

Springbok winger JP Pietersen marked his 50th Test by finishing off a fantastic try and making a thumping hit on Scotland number eight Dave Denton. Pietersen then got a bit overzealous and rubbed Denton's face in the dirt, quite literally. MORE »

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tevita Kuridrani receives five week suspension for dangerous tackle

While the Wallabies are winning matches again, discipline is costing them as they not only internally banned some of their players, but now centre Tevita Kuridrani has been suspended for five matches for the tip-tackle he made against Ireland at the weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Scrumhalf Fourie du Preez's big tackle on number eight Dave Denton

Fourie Du Preez has been a revelation since returning to the Springbok set-up, putting in two Man of the Match performances and playing an integral role in the Boks' success of late. He showed very little, if any signs of being out of Test rugby for two years. MORE »

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sona Taumalolo and Yoann Maestri red carded for France vs Tonga fight

France and Tonga each had a player red carded following a punch-up at the beginning of the second half of what was an ill-tempered game in Le Havre. France came out 38-18 victors, avenging the 19-14 defeat to Tonga in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. MORE »

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Two players red carded in Georgia vs Canada mass brawl

Georgia upset Canada in Tbilisi last weekend, winning 19-15 but all everyone has been speaking about since was this wild fight. You may have seen some of it already, but here's a slightly better version and of course, it is now archived in Big Hits & Dirty Play. MORE »

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Wellington scrumhalf Frae Wilson smashes Counties lock Jimmy Tupou

Wellington made it through to their first domestic final in four years after beating Counties Manukau 41-10 in the ITM Cup Premiership Semi Final last Friday. It was a physical battle, but the most impressive hit was this scorcher from the home team scrumhalf. MORE »

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Massive 30-man fight in Georgia's top league in Tbilissi

This wild brawl took place in Georgia's top league recently when Ilia Uni Jikebi and Lelo met in Tbilissi. It started with a little push and shove, but soon every player from both sides was involved, with it spilling over to the sidelines, where it's possible others joined in. MORE »

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Rob Simmons yellow carded for off the ball shoulder on Felipe Contepomi

Felipe Contepomi played his final Test on Saturday, turning out against the Wallabies for his 87th cap, an Argentina record. Unfortunately things didn't go exactly to plan in front of his home crowd as his team took a heavy defeat, and he was on the receiving end of a big shoulder. MORE »

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Martin Landajo banned for one week for stamping on Wallaby hands

Puma's scrumhalf Martin Landajo has been banned for a week for stamping during Argentina's 54-17 Rugby Championship final round loss to the Wallabies in Rosario on Saturday. He was cautioned by referee Wayne Barnes at the time, but was later cited. MORE »

Monday, September 30, 2013

Flip van der Merwe suspended for one week for dangerous play

Springbok lock Flip van der Merwe has been suspended following the 28-8 victory over the Wallabies on Saturday. Van Der Merwe was yellow carded by referee Jerome Garces, but was later cited for the offence that was deemed worthy of a red card. MORE »

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Mass brawl between Arka Gdynia and Budowlani Lodz in Poland

This is a quick look at a crazy fight involving just about all of the players in the semifinals of the Polish League, which took place at the National Rugby Stadium in Gdynia. MORE »

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bismarck Du Plessis was not offside but bears no grudges towards ref

Following the controversial sending off of Bismarck Du Plessis in Auckland, the IRB stated that ref Romain Poite was incorrect with his first half decision to sinbin the Springbok. Still, some fans and media insist that Du Plessis was in an offside position. MORE »

Monday, September 23, 2013

Treviso and Scarlets halfbacks sinbinned after push and shove sparks fight

Quick clip of a scuffle that ensued last weekend after Bennetton Treviso's Alberto di Bernardo was picked and held up in a tackle so shoved the ball into the face of Scarlets' Gareth Davies. Davies then shoved him back with an open palm, and a little fight broke out. MORE »

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Isaia Tuifua's huge hit for Taranaki in the ITM Cup

Taranaki beat Bay of Plenty 21-3 in New Plymouth on Saturday evening, scoring two well taken tries in wet conditions. Here's a look at one of the tries and one of the moments of the match, a massive tackle by Taranaki centre Isaia Tuifua. MORE »

Friday, September 20, 2013

Sam Cane's bloody headclash with teammate Owen Franks

The All Blacks' brutal 29-15 bonus point victory over South Africa at Eden Park came at a price with several high profile stars picking up knocks. Dan Carter injured his collarbone in a well documented collision with Bismarck du Plessis and another on the casualty list was number 7 Sam Cane... MORE »

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Michael Rhodes straight red card and suspension for stamp in face

Earlier this week Western Province flank Michael Rhodes was suspended for one match following a disciplinary hearing for the straight red card he received during the Currie Cup Round 6 match against the Blue Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday. MORE »

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cracking hit on Munster's Johne Murphy by Zebre's Quintin Geldenhuys

Munster beat Zebre 43-21 in their Pro12 match in Parma on Friday, coming from behind after trailing 18-9 at halftime. Both sides scored some good tries, and there was also this cracking hit, that could be heard from far, to welcome the visitors. MORE »

Monday, September 16, 2013

Nick Wood red carded after 73 seconds for stamp on Jacques Burger

Saracens achieved a comfortable 44-12 victory over Gloucester at Allianz Park on Sunday after prop Nick Wood was sent off for stamping with just 73 seconds on the clock. It was the second fastest sending off in the history of the Premiership. MORE »

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Bismarck Du Plessis controversially yellow carded for huge hit on Dan Carter

The All Blacks beat the Springboks 29-15 in Auckland earlier after the visitors had one of their key players, Bismarck Du Plessis, sent off following a second yellow card. The first however, is what infuriated the majority of rugby fans around the globe. MORE »

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Top Five Tackles Gone Wrong Of All Time

With rugby being the contact sport that it is, things don't always go quite to plan and tackles often get misjudged, sometimes resulting in malicious looking consequences. Timing is everything. Here's Rugby HQ's take on the Top 5 tackles gone wrong. MORE »

 
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