Posts in Big Hits & Dirty Play


Friday, March 30, 2018

Little Christian Wade's big carry knocks Jonny May out cold

Jonny May was knocked out cold by Christian Wade last weekend, as he fended with the ball carrying forearm or elbow, getting the best of a brutal collission. May, however, is expected to be okay for their next match against Bath. MORE »

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Malouf high shot on Wade met 'red card threshold' according to panel

Leicester Tigers replacement back Nicholas Malouf has been sanctioned for the high tackle he made on Christian Made during Sunday's Aviva Premiership contest. He was cited then last night received the bad news. MORE »

Monday, March 26, 2018

Taniela Tupou escapes red card for brutal no arms tackle

Reds tighthead prop Taniela Tupou has been cited for this dangerous tackle against the Stormers in Cape Town on Saturday. Tupou will face a disciplinary hearing to determine how his next few weeks will look. The Reds lost the game 25-19. MORE »

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Castres hooker in trouble after strike is met with theatrical dive

Castres' Marc-Antoine Rallier struck fellow hooker Francois da Ros during his side's 37-28 victory over Brive last weekend. The reaction, however, was dubious.. MORE »

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bismarck du Plessis slaps Florian Fritz repeatedly but stays on the field

Montpellier hooker Bismarck du Plessis made headlines recently when he and a teammate were involved in a fight just before kickoff. This past weekend he caught our attention again, this time against Toulouse, after he.. MORE »

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Dan Carter takes forearm shot to the throat in his final Paris derby

Dan Carter was on the receiving end of a nasty forearm shot to the throat from Stade Francais prop Zurabi Zhvania this past weekend. Accordingly, the Georgian international.. MORE »

Friday, March 16, 2018

Bulls prop avoids red card for late shot after referee is talked down by TMO

Bulls prop Conraad van Vurren narrowly avoided a red card when the Chiefs and the Bulls met in Hamilton in the opening game of round 5 of Super Rugby. The Bulls led for large parts but the wheels came off in the second half, as the Chiefs picked up a 41-28 win at home. MORE »

Thursday, March 15, 2018

French U20s banned for that awful double challenge vs England

The two France U20 players that dangerously cleared out an England U20 player last weekend have been suspended following a disciplinary hearing in London. The two received red cards at the.. MORE »

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

'Toughest player on the field' reacts to being dropped by sneaky punch

Brumbies halfback Matt Lucas was warned following round 4 of Super Rugby, after his sucker punch in the midriff of Rebels number eight Amanaki Mafi. The incident sparked a scuffle, after Mafi did his best to get Lucas in trouble. MORE »

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Kerevi and Tupou bully young Bulls winger with thumping tackles

The Reds came from behind to beat the Bulls 20-14 in round four of Super Rugby in Brisbane. Their physicality was an impressive aspect of the game, as you can see here with dominant tackles by centre Samu Kerevi and powerhouse prop, Taniela Tupou. MORE »

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Bismarck du Plessis and Montpellier teammate fight in warm-up!

Top 14 leaders Montpellier smashed second-placed Racing 92 41-3 at the weekend, but the win was marred by a scrap between Bismarck du Plessis and teammate Mohamed Haouas in the match warm-up. MORE »

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Two French players see red for nasty WWE double tackle

Shades of The Undertaker or The Dudley Boyz were on show during France U20s match against England, as two Frenchman were sent off for a horrendous clear out at the ruck. MORE »

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Commentators accused of glorifying illegal play after this huge Fijian tackle

Fiji and Russia met at the Las Vegas leg of the World Sevens Series, with Fiji 38-0 winners. This tackle right in the closing minutes caused a bit of commotion, as Sean Maloney and co-commentators made a lot of noise about it. Some though, were not as impressed. MORE »

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Richie Mo'unga only given warning for tackle that knocked out Stormers lock

Crusaders number ten Richie Mo'unga was issued an off-field warning for the dangerous tackle that knocked out Stormers lock Pieter-Steph du Toit during their Super Rugby meeting in Christchurch on Saturday. This opens the tackling zero-tolerance debate again. MORE »

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Reds lock Lukhan Tui gets banned for manhandling Will Genia

Queensland Reds second rower Lukhan Tui has suffered the same fate as Scott Higginbotham, after he too was suspended for a dangerous challenge during the Reds Super Rugby round two meeting with the Melbourne Rebels on Friday. MORE »

Monday, February 26, 2018

Ryan Wilson may be in big trouble after citing commissioner intervention

Scotland backrower Ryan Wilson has been cited following Saturday's historic Calcutta Cup win over England at Murrayfield. Wilson was involved in the tunnel scuffle with Owen Farrell prior to kick-off, but this citing is for a different incident. MORE »

Monday, February 26, 2018

Red card not enough as Higginbotham gets suspended for dangerous tackle

The Queensland Reds will be without the services of loose forward Scott Higginbotham for a few weeks after he was suspended for the dangerous tackle that he was red carded for on Friday. He pleaded guilty but still couldn't avoid a ban. MORE »

Friday, February 23, 2018

Martin Johnson escapes with warning after nasty throat stamp in 1999

The Calcutta Cup between Scotland and England is the oldest international fixture in the history of the game and the two sides face each other again this weekend in another eagerly anticipated encounter. MORE »

Friday, February 23, 2018

Scott Higginbotham pleads innocence but red card wrecks Reds opener

The Queensland Reds had a nightmare start to their Super Rugby campaign as they lost a man after just ten minutes, leading to a heavy 45-19 loss at the hands of the Melbourne Rebels. Scott Higginbotham had.. MORE »

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Gaby Lovobalavu's crucial tackle looked innocuous, until he was cited

Gabiriele Lovobalavu was cited and has been suspended for a crucial tackle that he made in the closing seconds of Wasps's Aviva Premiership clash with Exeter Chiefs on Sunday. He appeared before a disciplinary hearing in London last night. MORE »

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