Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Women's rugby produces one of the biggest hits you've seen all year

This short video comes to us from Brazil, and the Vitória Rugby Club Ladies' team, who made one of the biggest tackles we've ever seen on a rugby field. MORE »

Monday, June 18, 2018

Ross Moriarty choke hold on Nicolas Sanchez mars Wales series win

It's been an interesting few days for Wales in the wake of their series win in Argentina. Their 30-12 victory finds them in third place in the world rankings behind New Zealand and Ireland. Unfortunately, a controversial moment marred the win as Ross Moriarty was shown a red card. MORE »

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Benjamin Fall sent off for flipping Beauden Barrett as All Blacks secure series win

A red card for French winger Benjamin Fall in the 12th minute allowed New Zealand to claim a 26-13 victory in Wellington to wrap up the series with a match to spare. MORE »

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ugly stamp angers neutrals in France vs New Zealand U20s match

Jay Renton can find himself extremely lucky to have only conceded a penalty after this stamp during New Zealand U20's loss to their French counterparts. MORE »

Monday, June 11, 2018

Remy Grosso hospitalized with double skull fracture after brutal collision

France were pummeled 52-11 at Eden Park Saturday night after leading at the break. However, the worst news came for winger Remy Grosso after taking successive, back-to-back shots to the head from Sam Cane and Ofa Tu'ungafasi. MORE »

Friday, June 08, 2018

That time Jebb Sinclair got red carded for running through a defender

This weekend sees Scotland and Canada face off against each other for the first time since their infamous meeting in Toronto four years ago, in which the Scots won 19-17. The occasion was marred late in the game by a highly controversial decision. MORE »

Thursday, June 07, 2018

George North's monster hit on debutant Embrose Papier shuts down Springboks

George North capped off Wales' 22-20 win over South Africa in Washington DC with this monster tackle late in the game, shutting down a possible counter-attack and last-minute comeback. MORE »

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The 4 much talked about suspensions from the latest round of Super Rugby

Ahead of the weekend, here's a quick recap of what happened in the last round of Super Rugby, with four much talked about suspensions for various elements of foul play. We've thrown them into one video for you, and given a brief recap of the bans handed out. MORE »

Monday, May 28, 2018

A headbutt is a headbutt as Folau Fainga'a gets red carded and suspended

Brumbies hooker Folau Faainga'a has been suspended following a SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee that found him guilty of striking with the head, the offence he was red carded for against the Bulls in Pretoria on Saturday. MORE »

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Mako Vunipola smashes Alec Hepburn as Saracens win Premiership final

Saracens are Aviva Premiership champions yet again after defeating Exeter Chiefs, but one of the bigger hits of the day came when the two opposing looseheads smashed together in this seismic collision MORE »

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Jody Jenneker loses his cool and swats Maxime Medard in a ruck

Castres hooker Jody Jenneker found himself on the wrong end of referee Romain Poite in Saturday's victory over Toulouse. Jenneker took exception to a swinging arm from Maxime Medard and then retaliated in much the same fashion, obviously taking things a bit too far. MORE »

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Tevita Nabura sees red for shocking flying kick to Cam Clark's face

Highlanders winger Tevita Nabura was sent off fairly early against the Waratahs on Saturday night for this crazy act of foul play. As it turns out, it's still illegal to kick opposing players in the face with studded boots. MORE »

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Rory Arnold walks after attempting to take Elton Jantjies' head off

Brumbies lock Rory Arnold has been suspended following his red card for a dangerous tackle against the Lions on Saturday. Arnold had already been yellow carded so knew that any on field sanction would lead to a sending off, so he walked before waiting for the referee. MORE »

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

These monstrous hits between Grenoble and Oyonnax will make you wince

As we saw with Nigel Hunt's big hit, the Top 14 relegation/promotion play-off match between Grenoble and Oyonnax featured a number of brutal tackles. Here is a quick compilation showing the best of them, including that monster from Hunt, and a thumping hit by Lolagi Visinia. MORE »

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Joe Moody elbow that sparked biggest comeback in Super Rugby history

Crusaders front rower Joe Moody was suspended after he was cited for this incident that led up to his try against the Waratahs in the first half of Saturday's Super Rugby clash in Christchurch. Moody pleaded guilty to the charge. MORE »

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Nigel Hunt delivers huge hit as Grenoble win playoff to return to Top 14

It was all smiles for Grenoble at the Stade des Alpes on Saturday evening. With their chance of promotion on the line, they smashed Oyonnax in a match characterized by big shots from both sides. MORE »

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fullback runs straight into a brick wall in new US rugby competition

It's just three rounds into the inaugural MLR season and there is already a contender for hit of the season after Glendale Raptors' Number 8 ended a Utah Warrior with a monster tackle. MORE »

Friday, May 04, 2018

Pumped up Jordan Taufua dominates Billy Meakes with thumping midfield hit

The Crusaders put in a typically powerful display to blow the Melbourne Rebels away on Friday, closing things off with a late try to seal the win. There were a number of big collisions throughout, with this the pick of the bunch. MORE »

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Tackler almost hurdled but still sent off for dangerous play

New Zealand U20 Billy Proctor received his marching orders for this tackle in the first quarter of the clash with Fiji U20s in the Oceania Championships on Tuesday. The contentious point was that he was left with little option after the Fijian attacker jumped into the tackle. MORE »

Monday, April 30, 2018

Chance Peni suspended for high shot as Israel Dagg gets injured again

Brumbies winger Chance Peni has been suspended for his dangerous high challenge on Israel Dagg in their Super Rugby clash Saturday night against the Crusaders. Dagg will now spend more time on the sidelines nursing yet another knee injury. MORE »

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