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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Canadian lock Aaron Flagg nails two Argentines in the same passage of play

Canada A's Aaron Flagg made not one but two bone crunching hits in the same passage of play against Argentina Jaguars in the Americas Rugby Championship in Langford, BC recently. The big lock first hit number eight Facundo Isa, then got back up to smash centre Juan Ignacio Brez. MORE »

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Hard hitting Chris Hala'ufia crunches but then slaps Scott Wilson

Hard hitting number eight Chris Hala'ufia made this bone-jarring hit in the Aviva Premiership as he lined up and crunched Newcastle prop Scott Wilson. Unfortunately he then casually slapped him in the face, as if to further assert his dominance. MORE »

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Richard Hibbard and Sione Kalamafoni double hit on Brad Barritt

Richard Hibbard was throwing his weight around on the weekend against Saracens, as seen here when he and Sione Kalamafoni combined to knock back England centre Brad Barritt. Saracens won the match 28-21 but this was one of the bigger collisions of the contest. MORE »

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jordan Jackson-Hope red carded for dangerous tackle vs New Zealand Barbarians

A quick look at an awful tackle from the Australian Schools flyhalf Jordan Jackson-Hope against the New Zealand Barbarians two weeks ago. Jackson-Hope was shown a straight red card after he left the referee little choice but to send him from the field for this spear or tip-tackle. MORE »

Monday, October 13, 2014

Ben Flower red carded for vicious punching at start of Super League Grand Final

Wigan Warriors prop Ben Flower was shown a straight red card for punching in the opening minutes of the Super League Grand Final. The Welshman hit Lance Hohaia on the floor despite the first punch appearing to have knocked the 31-year-old Kiwi out. MORE »

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Ben Tameifuna massive fend on huge prop Solomona Sakalia

Ben Tameifuna made his return to ITM Cup rugby after serving the suspension for pushing referee Glen Jackson last month. The massive tighthead showed what Waikato had been missing with a strong performance, including this huge fend and a big tackle. MORE »

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Declan Fitzpatrick suspended after being Red carded for punch

Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick appeared before an independent PRO12 Rugby Disciplinary Committee today, following his sending off for striking Zebre hooker Andrea Manici in the Guinness PRO12 match between Zebre and Ulster on Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Prop Frank Walsh lays into BC Bears fullback with big blindside shot

There have been quite a few requests for this big tackle clip from the Canadian Rugby Championships (CRC) in the last few days, so even though the quality isn't amazing and there are no replays, it's worth sharing because it's a great shot from a veteran player. MORE »

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gloucester's Tom Palmer makes huge hit on Exeter Chiefs' Gareth Steenson

Tom Palmer made this great hit during Gloucester's 25-22 loss to Exeter Chiefs at Kingsholm. The home crowd were let down in the end, but this tackle and three tries, were the highlights of the night. Gareth Steenson, who kicked four penalties and a conversion, was on the receiving end. MORE »

Monday, September 22, 2014

Courtney Lawes smashes another flyhalf, this time Ruaridh Jackson

This is Courtney Lawes' crunching tackle from last weekend against Wasps. It's not as lethal as some of his previous hits, but it's on a flyhalf yet again, so is equally amusing. If you take a look through our Related Posts below this, you'll see many more of his hits on hapless number tens. MORE »

Monday, September 22, 2014

Richard Hibbard's massive hit on Sale's Shalva Mamukashvili

When he's not diving, Richard Hibbard is one of the hardest hitting hookers in world rugby. He won over the Gloucester fans recently with this smashing hit vs Sale, against his opposite number, Shalva Mamukashvili. Unfortunately he was ruled to have knocked it on, but it was a great tackle anyway. MORE »

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Discussion on Francois Louw injury from Richie McCaw cleanout

Francois Louw is out of the Rugby Championship after getting injured in the All Blacks and Springboks clash in Wellington. The injury occurred when Richie McCaw smashed into him at a ruck, causing some debate amongst fans and pundits. MORE »

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Ben Funnell's slamming tackle on Daniel Hawkins in the ITM Cup

Canterbury's Ben Funnell made this huge tackle on Northland's Daniel Hawkins in the ITM Cup a few week's back. We didn't get it posted at the time so rather than ignore it or feature it on the homepage now, it's being added to the Big Hits archive for future browsing and posterity. MORE »

Monday, September 08, 2014

Samu Manoa Huge Hit on Billy Twelvetrees in Premiership opening weekend

The Aviva Premiership is up and running and that means Northampton Saints' bone-collector Samu Manoa is on the loose. He made this crunching hit on Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees in the 53-6 thumping at Franklin's Gardens at the weekend. MORE »

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ban for dangerous tackle after Under-21 player JD Schickerling breaks neck

Blue Bulls Under-21 lock Marvin Orie received a one-week suspension after appearing before a SARU disciplinary committee in Pretoria following a citing for a dangerous tackle in the Absa Under-21 Competition on Saturday. MORE »

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Ben Tameifuna suspended for 5 weeks for pushing referee Glen Jackson

Waikato prop Ben Tameifuna has been banned for five weeks for pushing referee Glen Jackson. Present at the three hour disciplinary hearing were Chiefs coach Dave Rennie, the Waikato coaching and management team, referee Jackson and Tameifuna himself. MORE »

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Compilation of the Biggest Hits in World Rugby in August

There have been some fantastic big tackles lately, so here is a look at the best of August from around the world. Featured are massive tackles from the Currie Cup in South Africa, the ITM Cup in New Zealand, the Top 14 in France, and of course the Rugby Championship. MORE »

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Huge tackle on Wisconsin Rugby Club player after inside switch

We received this clip from the guy who got 'lit up', as he called it. His name is Alex Peasley of Wisconsin Rugby Club, and Alex likes switching inside off his flyhalf. Unfortunately for him, Metropolis D2 have a player named Kavika Peniata, and he reads play well. And hits really hard. MORE »

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Southland score sensational try after big Willis Halaholo bump off

The ITM Cup started with a bang this past weekend, particularly in Invercargill as Southland beat Bay of Plenty 34-23. It was a scrappy game but they saved the best for last, with this wonder try that included a big knock, and a sensational kick. MORE »

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sky Sports selection of the Best Super Rugby Hits in 2014

Sky Sports (UK) have put together their selection of the biggest hits and collisions from this year's Super Rugby competition. A few weeks ago we featured a Super Rugby big hits video from Sky Sport in New Zealand, but this one is a bit different, and set to a great backing track. MORE »

 
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