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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 »

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Tom Varndell tip tackle on Horacio Agulla

This is the tackle that many are saying was very similar to what Toby Flood has been cited for, as shown in the previous post. In this instance Tom Varndell was yellow carded, while Flood was cited and will more than likely be suspended. MORE »

Monday, January 07, 2013

Toby Flood faces ban for alleged dangerous tackle on Andy Goode

Leicester Tigers flyhalf Toby Flood faces a possible suspension that will rule him out of the Ospreys Heineken Cup clash this coming weekend. His Six Nations campaign could also be threatened, but Richard Cockerill believes there was nothing in it. MORE »

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Munster captain Doug Howlett chops Schalk Brits in two

Munster vs Saracens didn't disappoint, and it served up this great Doug Howlett big tackle on Schalk Brits MORE »

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bourgoin vs Agde all in brawl in France

It's fair to say that most of us enjoy seeing a good scrap from time to time, so today we look no further than France, which usually provides at least one chaotic punch-up a season. MORE »

Monday, December 10, 2012

Cardiff Blues' Lloyd Williams red carded for alleged dangerous tackle

Cardiff Blues scrumhalf Lloyd Williams was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle against Montpellier in their Heineken Cup third round clash on Sunday. Montpellier won 35-24 after having a numerical advantage for much of the match. MORE »

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Chris Hala'ufia suspended for five weeks after straight red card

London Irish number eight Chris Hala'ufia has been banned for five weeks following a straight red card for a big tackle against London Welsh last weekend. MORE »

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 »

 
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