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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chris Ashton carded for high swinging arm on Maurie Fa'asavalu

Saracens winger Chris Ashton was yellow carded for a dangerous high tackle he made on Harlequins forward Maurie Fa'asavalu in the Aviva Premiership last weekend. A suspension looked likely, but he has been cleared and faces no further punishment. MORE »

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ilai Tinai suspended for five weeks for dangerous tackle against Wales

Fiji came back from 19-0 down to win the Hong Kong Sevens Final 26-19 last weekend, but in fairly controversial circumstances after star Ilai Tinai received a yellow card for what could have been a red. He has since been suspended. MORE »

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Darren Dawidiuk banned for six weeks for tip-tackle on Dave Attwood

Yesterday hooker Darren Dawidiuk received a six week suspension for a tip-tackle that took place during Gloucester's 25-31 defeat to Bath at the beginning of this month. Dawidiuk was red carded at the time, before both he and Lua Lokotui were cited. MORE »

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Martin Bayfield gives practical demonstration of the tip-tackle law

Following the recent red card for Gloucester's Darren Dawidiuk, Martin Bayfield and Craig Doyle put together this handy practical explanation for those of us wondering why we see certain tackles ruled as dangerous these days. MORE »

Monday, March 11, 2013

Julian Savea smashes Israel Dagg, Robbie Fruean, and a few others

The Hurricanes beat the Crusaders 29-28 in a Super Rugby thriller on Friday night. Wing Julian Savea had a large part to play in the home side's performance as he physically dominated and scored a try that was reminiscent of Jonah Lomu vs Mike Catt in 1995. MORE »

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Darren Cave picks up concussion after two big tackles vs Treviso

Ulster slipped to second place on the RaboDirect PRO12 table as Treviso pulled back a 14-point deficit and scored a late equalising try. Earlier in the game centre Darren Cave had to leave the field after making two big tackles in succession. MORE »

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The Dimitri Yachvili stamp on Racing Metro's Henry Chavancy

Last week Biarritz scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili was cited for repeatedly stamping late in the Top 14 game against Racing Metro, last Saturday. Due to the delay in the disciplinary procedures in France, Yachvili is actually free to play until his hearing. MORE »

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Huge hit by New Zealand Women's Sevens star Linda Itunu

The must see hit featured here took place in Houston as the New Zealand Women's team took on Canada in the Cup Quarter Final on day two. Linda Itunu made a crunching hit on Canada's Mandy Marchak, resulting in a turnover that led to a breakaway try. MORE »

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Edinburgh's Nick De Luca flips Tom Grabham in dangerous tackle

Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca has been banned for 13 weeks following the red card he received for a dangerous tackle late in the game against the Ospreys at the weekend. He attended a disciplinary hearing in Dublin earlier today. MORE »

Monday, February 25, 2013

Christian Labit's brutal high tackle on Christophe Dominici

This is a quick look at an incident from years gone by as Toulouse flanker Christian Labit took out Stade Francais winger Christophe Dominici with a horrific high shot. MORE »

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Seven week suspension for dangerous tip-tackle in U20 Six Nations

A week ago the verdict in the Ross Moriarty spear tackle case was heard, resulting in a seven week ban for the England under 20 player. Some of you had requested to see the incident, which took place against Ireland u20, so here it is. MORE »

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Alfie To'oala superman tackle and Ed Williamson flying clearout

Last week we shared a clip of a huge Mike Tindall clearout in the Premiership. About a month back something similar happened in France, so here is a look at that, as well as another questionable incident from the same game. MORE »

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cian Healy banned for three weeks for leg stamp on Dan Cole

Prop Cian Healy has been suspended for three weeks for a leg stamp on Dan Cole during Ireland's 12-6 defeat by England in the Six Nations at the weekend. He will miss Ireland's upcoming matches against Scotland and France. MORE »

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Brian O'Driscoll and Craig Gilroy big tackles against Wales

Brian O'Driscoll is fast becoming the bookies favourite to captain the Lions on their tour to Australia following Ireland's 30-22 victory over Wales on Saturday. Young winger Craig Gilroy, who also looks to be a star, could be joining him down under. MORE »

Monday, February 04, 2013

Big fight between Belgium and Georgia in Rugby World Cup qualifier

The Six Nations B got under way on Saturday with a Rugby World Cup 2015 qualifier between Belgium and Georgia in Brussels. Unfortunately the game started off in poor spirit with a huge brawl between the two sides. MORE »

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sam Tuitupou's massive crash tackle on Gareth Maule

Sale Sharks overpowered Scarlets 36-17 in their LV Cup clash in Salford on Saturday. Danny Cipriani scored 21 points, including a try, four penalties, and two conversions, but the hit of the match came from crowd favourite Sam Tuitupou. MORE »

Monday, January 21, 2013

Antoine Battut cited after straight red card for knee against Munster

Racing Metro forward Antoine Battut was shown a straight red card during the Heineken Cup Round 6, Pool 1 match against Munster at Thomond Park on Sunday. He and three other players have been cited following an eventful weekend of rugby. MORE »

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Alex Waller yellow carded for punch vs Glasgow Warriors

Here's a look at the punch from Northampton Saints replacement prop Alex Waller. With scores tied at 20-20 and time almost up, Saints were on the attack looking for a bonus point fourth try. MORE »

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Fabrice Estebanez knockout hit on David Strettle

Yesterday we focussed on a bit of alleged foul play from Ronan O'Gara but he wasn't the only player to be cited following Round 5 of the Heineken Cup. Racing Metro centre Fabrice Estebanez suffered the same fate after he knocked out David Strettle. MORE »

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Munster's Ronan O'Gara facing ban for deliberate kick on Sean Cox

Munster flyhalf Ronan O'Gara is well known for his kicking ability, but against Edinburgh at the weekend it wasn't only the ball he directed his famous boot at. The Ireland star lashed out at Sean Cox, so will face a disciplinary hearing in Dublin on Thursday. MORE »

 
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