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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 »

Monday, August 11, 2014

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke cited after awkward tackle and sending off

Griquas centre Jonathan Francke has been cited for his dangerous tackle during the 31-24 loss to the Sharks on the opening weekend of the Currie Cup. Franke was eventually red carded, in what was an awkward few minutes for referee Craig Joubert. MORE »

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Soteria Pulumu suspended from Women's World Cup for Spear Tackle

There were two suspensions that followed the opening day's play at the Women's Rugby World Cup in France. Mandisa Williams of South Africa was banned for punching, while Samoa's Soteria Pulumu received a 5 week ban for a tackle. Here is a look at the latter. MORE »

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Some of the Biggest Hits from Super Rugby in 2014

Sky Sport New Zealand have put together this compilation of the biggest and most memorable hits in this year's Super Rugby tournament. Noteworthy tackles include that by Highlanders star Malakai Fekitoa, Chiefs prop Ben Tameifuna, and Colin Slade losing his gum-guard twice in two weeks. MORE »

Monday, July 07, 2014

Ma'a Nonu's bumps off Colin Slade with massive charge

Crusaders back Colin Slade, who has broken has jaw on multiple occasions, was on the receiving end of a huge Ma'a Nonu charge during the Crusaders and Blues' Super Rugby game at the weekend. Nonu's superior size and body position meant Slade was sent flying, gumguard and all. MORE »

Friday, June 27, 2014

Samson Lee suspended for five weeks for headbutt against South Africa

Earlier this week Wales prop Samson Lee was suspended for five weeks for a headbutt on Flip van der Merwe during the Springboks vs Wales second Test at the Mombela Stadium in Nelspruit. The incident occurred shortly before a Welsh try, but wasn't looked at. MORE »

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Jebb Sinclair controversially red carded for 'leading with the elbow'

Canada came agonisingly close to a famous victory over Scotland on Saturday, but had a late penalty reversed due to a controversial sending off. Scotland will be relieved to have won the tour game 19-17 after the home side pushed them all the way. MORE »

Friday, June 13, 2014

Five Biggest Hits of the 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season

Premiership Rugby have put together their selection of the five biggest tackles that took place in the latest 2013/2014 Aviva Premiership Season. We featured a few of them, but here's another look as you may have missed one or two. MORE »

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Huge hit by Tonga in Pacific Nations Cup draw with Samoa

The Midyear Tours are currently on the go but the Pacific Nations Cup is also under way, and featured a dramatic 18-18 draw between Samoa and Tonga in the opening game on Saturday. In the first half there was this huge hit, by a fullback on a prop. MORE »

 
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