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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Stephen Donald yellow card for shoving Dan Bowden in the face

Stephen Donald received a yellow card after the Television Match Official ruled that he had struck Dan Bowden with swinging arms. MORE »

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

Referee Tim Wigglesworth showed three red cards during Leicester Tigers' hard fought 17-12 win over Bath in the Aviva Premiership on the weekend. There were also two yellow cards in a second half at Welford Road that few could have predicted. MORE »

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Henry Tuilagi swats Zee Ngwenya away with big fend in Top 14

Henry Tuilagi was a popular figure in the crowd in Cardiff when Samoa beat Wales recently. Everyone loves seeing the Tuilagi brothers doing what they do best (except when facing them), so here is a quick clip of him in action that you may enjoy. MORE »

Monday, November 26, 2012

Andrew Hore cited for off the ball stiffarm on Bradley Davies

All Black hooker Andrew Hore has been cited for the attack that knocked out Bradley Davies and put the Welsh lock in hospital for further assesment. New Zealand won the game 33-10 but perhaps should have played it with just fourteen on the park. MORE »

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Midweek Madness - How to get the opposition prop sent off

Portugal climbed three places to 21st on the official IRB World Rankings after their 28-22 victory over Chile in Santiago on Saturday. They won the game despite having a player red carded in the second half for a head butt. MORE »

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Eben Etzebeth in hot water after making contact with Greig Laidlaw's eyes

Lock Eben Etzebeth has been cited following the Springboks' 21-10 victory over Scotland in Edinburgh on Saturday. The IRB disciplinary hearing was due to take place today but we're still waiting for the outcome. MORE »

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Samoa stun Wales with impressive win at the Millennium Stadium

Wales lost at home for the second week running as Samoa claimed a famous 26-19 win at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday night. Scoring three tries to one, Samoa were the better side and worthy winners of what was a bruising encounter. MORE »

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Scotland's David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside

Scotland loose forward Dave Denton has been rewarded for his strong play against New Zealand with a starting spot this coming weekend against his former homeland, South Africa. He says he is relishing the physical challenge that the Springboks will bring. MORE »

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Rob Simmons escapes on-field punshment for dangerous tackle on Yannick Nyanga

Wallaby Rob Simmons was the second big citing of the week following a bizarre few minutes during France's emphatic 33-6 victory over Australia in Paris. Simmons will join Adam Thomson in London for their respective disciplinary hearings tomorrow. MORE »

Monday, November 12, 2012

All Black Adam Thomson's boot on Alasdair Strokosch's head

The All Blacks won comfortably 51-22 against a valiant Scotland side at Murrayfield on Sunday, but could be without flanker Adam Thomson for the rest of the tour after he was yellow carded for placing his boot on the head of Alasdair Strokosch. MORE »

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Two big hits from Ireland vs Springboks - Mike McCarthy and Marcel Coetzee

The Springboks fought back in the second half to leave Dublin 16-12 winners over Ireland, despite trailing 12-3 at the halftime break. While the match lacked precision, there was plenty of physical stuff on display, including these two huge tackles. MORE »

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Vincent Clerc late hit results in Julien Saubade injured for rest of season

Racing Metro's injury crisis got worse this week with the news that wing Julien Saubade has been ruled out for the rest of the season after having twisted both his left knee an ankle. To add insult to injury, it happened in a late tackle on the final whistle. MORE »

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

James Haskell big hit knocks out lock Alistair Hargreaves

Wasps forward James Haskell was slapped with a retrospective yellow card following the big tackle he made on Saracens' Alistair Hargreaves on Sunday. Here is a look at the tackle, and an interesting discussion regarding TMO use for foul play. MORE »

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Edinburgh's Netani Talei manhandled over his tryline by Munster

Round two of the Heineken Cup produced plenty of action and all sorts of interesting moments, including this from Munster's 33-0 demolition of Edinburgh at Thomond Park. In the first half Munster made their intentions clear up front. MORE »

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Elvis Vermeulen yellow carded for huge hit on Zee Ngwenya

Clermont Auvernge kept up their impressive unbeaten home record with a 19-12 victory over Biarritz at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. They did so despite losing two players to the sin-bin, with one in particular carded for a massive tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Christopher Tolofua cited following red card for tip-tackle against Treviso

Toulouse hooker Christopher Tolofua received a red card and has been cited for a dangerous tackle he made on Treviso's Fabio Semenzato in the Heineken Cup on Saturday. Tolofua made his Test debut for France earlier this year. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Scott Higginbotham cited twice for knee and head-butt on Richie McCaw

Australia's Scott Higginbotham has been cited twice following an incident in the first half of the third Bledisloe Cup Test in Brisbane on Saturday. The Reds flanker could miss a large chunk of the Wallabies end of year tour of the UK and Europe as a result. MORE »

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pieter Dixon's red card after TMO recommendation rules kick to face

Before yesterday’s Currie Cup semifinal, the last time the Natal Sharks and the Blue Bulls met was on a miserably wet day in Durban last month. On that occasion the Sharks ended with 14 players after former Bath stalwart Pieter Dixon was red carded. MORE »

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thierry Dusautoir's hit on Jordan Crane as Toulouse beat Leicester

It was a big weekend in Europe as the Heineken Cup kicked off with twelve matches, and the Amlin Challenge Cup with ten. We're sifting through the best of what took place to bring you some good clips, but for now here is a nice hit from the French captain. MORE »

Friday, October 12, 2012

Andy Hazell vs Mont de Marsan - The Animated Gif

Gloucester's Andy Hazell unleashed against Mont De Marsan in their Amlin Challenge Cup match last night after he was allegedly eye-gouged and had a 'severely sore and very red' eye. Banned for fight MORE »

 
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