Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Thursday, December 01, 2016

Argentina prop gets heavy ban after stamping on Joe Marler's face

Another suspension was announced today as Argentina prop Enrique Pieretto has been handed a 7-week ban after he was red carded for stamping on the face of England prop Joe Marler at Twickenham last weekend. Marler was shown yellow for holding him. MORE »

Thursday, December 01, 2016

USA Women's winger Naya Tapper banned for alleged kick

USA ladies winger Naya Tapper has been suspended from the entire Dubai Sevens Tournament following a bizarre incident that took place during the Test against France last weekend. In seconds, Tapper somehow ended up taking out two French players. MORE »

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Kieran Brookes and Calum Green both suspended following breakdown altercations

Kieran Brookes of Northampton Saints and Calum Green of Newcastle Falcons have both appeared before an RFU Disciplinary panel for offences stemming from their Aviva Premiership match over the weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dean Mumm cleared of further punishment after 'lifting tackle' citing

Wallabies forward Dean Mumm appeared before an independent disciplinary committee in London today, charged with committing a dangerous lifting tackle during the 27-24 loss to Ireland in Dublin. Mumm was cited for contravening Law 10.4(j). MORE »

Monday, November 28, 2016

Elliot Daly suspended for 3 weeks after red card for dangerous challenge

England winger Elliot Daly appeared in front of an independant World Rugby Disciplinary Committee in London today after he was red carded for tackling an opponent in the air during England's Autumn International against Argentina on Saturday. MORE »

Friday, November 25, 2016

Flashback to Tedo Zibzibadze's smashing tackle on Max Evans in 2011

Scotland face Georgia this Saturday at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock in the third and final Autumn International. The two sides have met just the once, in the 2011 World Cup, with the Scots edging a tight encounter 15-6. MORE »

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Calum Clark banned for 3 weeks for elbow on Donncha O'Callaghan

Northampton Saints flanker Calum Clark has been suspended for three weeks after he pleaded guilty to striking Worcester Warriors lock Donncha O'Callaghan with the elbow during their Aviva Premiership match this past weekend. MORE »

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Sam Cane cleared while Malakai Fekitoa receives one week ban

Last night All Blacks Sam Cane and Malakai Fekitoa attended disciplinary hearings in London for incidents that took place during the fiery Test against Ireland in Dublin. Full details and videos are listed below MORE »

Monday, November 21, 2016

Joe Launchbury in trouble for kick to Fijian head at breakdown

England's Joe Launchbury has been cited for kicking Fijian centre Asaeli Tikoirotuma during Saturday's 58-15 win over Fiji at Twickenham. Launchbury, who scored two tries on the day, will find out if whether he will receive a ban or not at a disciplinary hearing today. MORE »

Friday, November 18, 2016

Hitman Simone Favaro takes out Israel Dagg during Italy Test

Despite the one-sided nature of this win for the All Blacks, Italy competed well and made some crunching tackles last weekend, and none more so than the Simone Favaro tackle on Israel Dagg. The tackle can be seen here in this latest edition of Smashed Em Bro from New Zealand TV. MORE »

Friday, November 18, 2016

Will Skelton's yellow card for no-arms charge against Scotland

One of the main talking points from Australia's narrow 23-22 win over Scotland at Murrayfield last weekend was the sin-binning of Wallaby second-row Will Skelton late on. MORE »

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Mat Luamanu's brutal tackle gets him a five week ban

Harlequins forward Mat Luamanu has been suspended for five weeks following an RFU disciplinary hearing in London last night. Luamanu was adjudged to have contravened law 10.4(e) for dangerous play after his big tackle against Exeter Chiefs at the weekend. MORE »

Friday, November 04, 2016

All Black legend's son makes crunching tackles vs Otago

You might remember the great All Blacks centre Walter Little, who played 50 times for his country between 1990 and 1998. Rugby runs in the family and while cousin Nicky Little played over 70 times for Fiji, son Michael is now forging his own rugby career, with North Harbour. MORE »

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

The Top 5 Biggest Hits of the Year

The Other Rugby Show on Fox Sports recently revealed their Top 5 picks for the Biggest Hits of the Year, in what was their final show of the season. They are all must-see tackles, most of which you might have enjoyed on here before, but well worth watching again. MORE »

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Biting Zebre hooker cited after receiving straight red card

Zebre hooker Oliviero Fabiani has been cited following the straight red card he receiving for BITING Connacht lock Quinn Roux during their European Champions Cup match this past weekend. He will appear before an independent disciplinary hearing in London. MORE »

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Keith Earls furious after red card for tip-tackle in Munster win

Munster produced one of the most impressive European Champions Cup performances in recent history as they secured a bonus point 38-17 win over Glasgow Warriors, despite winger Keith Earls being sent off in the first half. MORE »

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Brumbies sign Jonah Lomu's hard hitting nephew, Lolo Fakaosilea

The Brumbies have signed hard-hitting former Australia Schoolboys and U20s representative Lolo Fakaosilea on a one-year deal. We first saw Fakaosilea here on Rugbydump late last year when he made a massive tackle against Samoa at the U20 World Championship. MORE »

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell

Leicester Tiger's new man Matt Toomua was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card when he picked up and dumped Glasgow Warriors' Finn Russell during last night's European Champions Cup clash at Scotstoun Stadium. MORE »

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Johnny Leota banned for dangerous judo throw on Aled Brew

Sale Sharks back Johnny Leota has been suspended for two weeks after he was yellow carded late in the Aviva Premiership match against Bath for flipping and 'judo throwing' Aled Brew to the floor. MORE »

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

HUGE hits from menacing midfielders Johnny Fa'auli and Hunter Paisami

Johnny Fa'auli went on a rampage for Taranaki against Wellington making three huge hits, while Hunter Paisami put in a monster hit during a schoolboys clash with New Zealand. MORE »

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