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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 »

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Dimitri Yachvili carded for swinging arm on Delon Armitage

Biarritz scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili was yellow carded for dangerous high tackle against Toulon in the Top 14 this past weekend. Delon Armitage, who we have seen dish out a few of his own in the last few years, was unfortunate to be on the receiving end. MORE »

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Ben Tameifuna and Jamie Mackintosh banned for old school rucking

Two New Zealand props have been suspended following stamping and raking incidents in the ITM Cup fourth round match between Southland and Waikato in Invercargill. Ben Tameifuna and Jamie Mackintosh have both been suspended for one week. MORE »

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Rory Arnold banned for bite in process of scoring first ever Currie Cup try

There were mixed emotions for Australian Rory Arnold on Saturday after he scored a try for Griquas, then was red carded for simultaneously biting a player. Today he received a seven match suspension after a disciplinary hearing found him guilty. MORE »

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Top 5 Rugby Villains of All Time - Rugby HQ

When you think of Villain, you no doubt have someone in particular in mind based on where you are from and who you support, as well as what you've seen in your time as a rugby fan. The guys at Rugby HQ in Australia have picked theirs, so here you go. MORE »

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two Argentina players cited after eye-gouge and biting claims in Mendoza

Two Argentina forwards are facing possible suspensions following the ill-tempered Pumas vs Springboks game in Mendoza at the weekend. Leonardo Senatore and Pablo Matera have been cited for biting Eben Etzebeth and eye-gouging Francois Louw respectively. MORE »

Monday, August 19, 2013

Courtney Lawes huge hit in pre-season game vs Bedford Blues

Northampton Saints beat Bedford Blues 45-21 in a pre-season friendly on Friday night, but one of the moments of the match was when replacement lock Courtney Lawes made a massive, trademark hit on debutant Mike Le Bourgeois. MORE »

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Ben Tameifuna's hits vs the Brumbies in the Super Rugby final

Big Ben Tamiefuna was prominent in the spine-tingling Chiefs Haka after their Super Rugby victory, but during the match he made his mark in a few other ways. The giant prop smashed a few backs, some perhaps illegally, and it was brutal to watch. MORE »

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Kane Barrett gets straight red card but cited for separate stamp

Blues flanker Kane Barrett was red carded against the Chiefs after appearing to have made contact with the head of lock Craig Clarke. Blues coach John Kirwan was incensed at the decision, but Barrett has since been cited for a separate incident. MORE »

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Wilhelm Steenkamp suspended for two weeks for head charge on Butch James

Earlier in the week we showed a clip of Butch James being yellow carded for a high tackle against the Bulls, and mentioned that just before that he was involved in a scuffle. We've now got a clip of that, including the bit the TMO didn't see. MORE »

Monday, July 08, 2013

Butch James suspended for four weeks for high tackle on Jurgen Visser

Sharks flyhalf Butch James has been suspended for four weeks for a dangerous tackle he made during the 20-19 loss to the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday night. The Bulls scored a try following the tackle, which ultimately gave them the win. MORE »

Monday, July 08, 2013

Young Michael Gunn cuts Wallaby Rod Davies in two with big tackle

This short clip shows 18-year-old 2012 Australian Schoolboy Michael Gunn, playing for Easts Rugby Union Club, chopping down former Wallaby wing 'Rocket' Rod Davies. MORE »

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Midweek Madness - James So'oialo and the odd shaped balls

One of the biggest talking points of the Springboks vs Samoa game on Saturday was the indecent ball handling by James So'oialo. The Samoan fullback appeared to get to grips with the South African hooker, but he was later cleared of any wrongdoing. MORE »

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Alesana Tuilagi straight red card for high tackle on Jean de Villiers

Samoan winger Alesana Tuilagi has been suspended for two weeks for the dangerous high tackle that he made on Springbok Jean de Villiers in the final of the Quad Series in Pretoria on Saturday. The Springboks won the game 56-23. MORE »

Sunday, June 23, 2013

James Horwill cleared after alleged stamp on Alun-Wyn Jones in first Test

The Wallabies appear to have dodged a bullet after captain James Horwill was cleared following an incident in the first Test loss to the British and Irish Lions on Saturday. He was cited after allegedly stamping Alun-Wyn Jones. MORE »

Monday, June 17, 2013

Brutal covering hit from New Zealand schoolboys rugby game

This brutal tackle comes from a recent New Zealand schools rugby game between Wanganui Collegiate and St. Pauls Collegiate. It's been doing the rounds so if you haven't seen it yet, get ready to squirm in your seat. MORE »

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tongan Eddie Aholelei punches Jebb Sinclair after fight with Canada

Three Tongan players have been suspended following a fractious Pacific Nations Cup match against Canada at the weekend. Canada won the game, but it has been marred by incident, and the Tongan coach has since claimed that officials appear racist. MORE »

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

USA Eagle Samu Manoa's huge hit on Peter O'Mahony

It was one of those crazy rugby weekends as the Midyear Tours kicked into action and rugby fans were treated to Test rugby yet again. Over in the US the Eagles hosted Ireland in Houston, with this being one of the moments of the match. MORE »

Friday, June 07, 2013

Lions prop Cian Healy cleared of biting scrumhalf Brett Sheehan

Cian Healy has been cleared following a disciplinary hearing for an alleged bite on Force scrumhalf Brett Sheehan. It was a miserable night for Healy, as he had to be stretchered off after injuring his ankle. Below is a look at the incident, and the injury. MORE »

Monday, June 03, 2013

Schalk Brits suspended for three weeks for striking Owen Farrell

After being cited for his punch on Owen Farrell at the weekend, Schalk Brits was suspended for three weeks by an International Rugby Board disciplinary panel. Saracens teammate Farrell has played down the incident. Here is another look at it. MORE »

 
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