Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Friday, April 28, 2017

Referee knocked out by disgraceful punch in rugby league game

A referee has been knocked out by a vicious punch in a rugby league match in France. The disgusting incident took place in a French Cup juniors game between Saint-Esteve and Toulouse. The player in question lost his cool after being sent off by referee Benjamin Casty. MORE »

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Andre Esterhuizen red carded and banned for 6 weeks for dump on head

Sharks centre Andre Esterhuizen was shown a straight red card for this nasty looking tackle during the dour 9-9 draw with the Melbourne Rebels on Saturday. Esterhuizen has since been suspended for 6 weeks, after it was ruled that he contravened Law 10.4(j). MORE »

Monday, April 24, 2017

Ardie Savea puts in massive hit against the Brumbies

The Hurricanes managed to stay red hot in their round 9 match against the Brumbies, posting a 56-21 win against the visitors in Napier on Friday night. Ardie Savea was at his energetic best, putting in this shot on opposing fly-half Wharenui Hawera. MORE »

Monday, April 03, 2017

Jonathan Faauli suspended for 4 weeks for big tackle

Chiefs centre Jonathan Faauli has pleaded guilty to committing a dangerous tackle during his team's round six Super Rugby match against the Bulls in Hamilton on Saturday. He was cited after appearing to contravene Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent. MORE »

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Jordan Taufua beast mode against the Force and Kane Koteka

Friday night's meeting between the Crusaders and Force produced this brutal collision between forwards Jordan Taufua and Kane Koteka. The latter came away the worse of the two, forced from the field with injury as the Crusaders won 45-17. MORE »

Monday, March 27, 2017

Ed Quirk lashes out with elbow and knee after being held off the ball

Sunwolves flanker Ed Quirk was picked up on camera for this off the ball piece of foul play during their Super Rugby round 5 match against the Stormers on Saturday. Former Reds player Quick was held back, so appeared to lose his cool a little bit as he attempted to get up. MORE »

Monday, March 20, 2017

Renaldo Bothma suspended for 4 weeks for swinging arm

Bulls flanker Renaldo Bothma received a red card and four week suspension for this high tackle against the Sunwolves in Super Rugby last weekend. Bothma pleaded guilty to the charge of contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent. MORE »

Monday, March 20, 2017

Quade Cooper likely to be suspended following red card vs Lions

The Queensland Reds were given a severe 44-14 hiding at the hands of last year's Super Rugby finalists the Lions in Johannesburg on Saturday. They were not aided by the loss of playmaker Quade Cooper, who saw red for this challenge early in the second half. MORE »

Friday, March 17, 2017

That brutal 30 seconds of collisions between Wales and Ireland

With laws being constantly adapted to protect players, especially from head injuries, many fear rugby has softened in some ways. However, one would be hard pressed to find anything soft in this short clip from Wales and Ireland's Six Nations clash last weekend. MORE »

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Nicolas Sanchez banned for dangerous challenge after only being penalised

Jaguares number ten Nicolas Sanchez has been suspended for a week following a dangerous challenge he made during the round three Super Rugby match against the Lions. At the time he was only penalised, much to the dismay of the Lions and commentators. MORE »

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Scotland's Fraser Brown shown yellow for dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly

Scotland hooker Fraser Brown was sin-binned in the opening minutes of the England and Scotland match this past weekend. Many felt the hooker was fortunate to come away with only the yellow, after he lifted and dumped Daly in a dangerous tackle. MORE »

Monday, March 06, 2017

Werner Kok explodes as Sevuloni Mocenacagi gets sent off in Las Vegas 7s final

South Africa claimed their fourth HSBC World Sevens Series title of the year by beating Fiji 19-12 in a controversial Cup final in Las Vegas, which saw Fijian Sevuloni Mocenacagi sent off late in the game. MORE »

Monday, March 06, 2017

Steven Luatua banned for 4 weeks after tackle on Tim-Nanai Williams

Following Friday's red card for Steven Luatua against the Chiefs, the Blues loose forward has been banned for four weeks. Luatua pleaded guilty to contravening Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an Opponent, after his dangerous challenge on Tim Nanai-Williams. MORE »

Friday, March 03, 2017

Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle

Blues loose forward Steven Luatua was shown a straight red card for this high tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Blues in Hamilton on Friday. MORE »

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sona Taumalolo makes thumping hit against Pau in the Top 14

Tongan international Sona Taumalolo did what he does best this past weekend as he unloaded on Pau centre Jale Vatubua in a hit that sent the centre sprawling to the turf. The tackle took place during Pau's defeat of Grenoble, their sixth consecutive win. MORE »

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Old man Radike Samo smashes young fellow Fijian in Brisbane

While there have long been jokes about Radike Samo not really knowing his real age, he is now all of 40-years-old and showed in Brisbane that he is still more than capable around the park. He played in the Brisbane Global 10s, and made this huge impact on a fellow Fijian. MORE »

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ross Moriarty's thumping late hit on Owen Farrell in Cardiff

Owen Farrell put in another solid Six Nations performance against Wales during England's 21-16 win on Saturday, but early in the second half he was on the receiving end of this huge hit by impressive Welsh number eight, Ross Moriarty. MORE »

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Taniela Tupou AKA Tongan Thor meets Liam Messam in a collision for the ages

The inaugural Brisbane Global Tens was played over the weekend with many big name teams included, so there were many familiar names, great tries and bone-jarring hits. This one in particular between Taniela Tupou and veteran All Black Liam Messam stood out. MORE »

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

France's Caroline Boujard cited after reckless mid-air tackle

France replacement winger, Caroline Boujard, has been cited for this dangerous tackle in the Women's Six Nations match against England on Saturday. She was yellow carded at the time but was later cited by the independant Citing Commissioner, facing a hearing today. MORE »

Thursday, February 02, 2017

#ThrowbackThursday: Remember when Courtney Lawes decapitated Plisson?

Here’s a quick throwback to the last time England played France at Twickenham and Courtney Lawes obliterated Jules Plisson in 2015. Early on in the game France were leading until the second row enforcer lined up the flyhalf and put in this monster hit, sending the Frenchman airborne. MORE »

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