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Thursday, July 28, 2016

#Throwback Thursday: That time Sebastien Chabal knocked Marc Giraud out with a slap

Remember when Sebastian Chabal turned full Seabass and knocked out Marc Giraud with a right hook to the jaw? Here's a quick look back, as it was one of the most talked about incidents at the time, and the original video has since reached 4 million views. MORE »

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Police called as beach Touch Rugby tournament descends into boxing match

The Beach Rugby Wales touch rugby tournament in Swansea returned for its 11th instalment on the weekend, and was as fun and competitive as ever. Tempers boiled over though, as this year's tournament was marred by two brawls, with the police called to alleviate the situation. MORE »

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Former League star Timana Tahu judo-throws big Langilangi Haupeakui

Denver Stampede winger Timana Tahu decided the best way to stop a hard-charging number 8 Langilangi Haupeakui was a headlock and body-throw, MMA style. MORE »

Thursday, July 14, 2016

#ThrowbackThursday: Will Skelton's dangerous aerial challenge on Anthony Watson

Australian second-row Will Skelton was lucky to avoid a yellow card in the third Test match against England last month following a huge aerial collision with Anthony Watson. MORE »

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beast Mtawarira open handed slap earns him ten minutes in the cooler

The Sharks beat the Cheetahs 26-10 in Durban on Saturday night, taking a step towards the Super Rugby playoffs, but had to contend with being a man down for ten minutes after skipper Tendai Mtawarira was yellow carded early on in the first half. MORE »

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A look back at the career of Nicky Robinson, including THAT penalty shootout and some brutal hits

Nicky Robinson announced his retirement from rugby on Tuesday, bringing the curtain down on a 15-year career. We're going to take a look back, including a trip down memory lane to the memorable Heineken Cup Semi-Final shootout between Cardiff Blues and Leicester in 2009. MORE »

Monday, July 11, 2016

Taqele Naiyaravoro banned for taking out Beauden Barrett in the air

Giant Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has been suspended for one week following the yellow card he received for a dangerous challenge against the Hurricanes. When compared with recent incidents, Naiyaravoro was lucky that Beauden Barrett landed the way he did. MORE »

Monday, July 04, 2016

Zee Ngwenya knocks out Leonardo Sarto and himself with brutal headclash 'tackle'

In a recent tour match in San Jose we saw this horrific headclash just three minutes into the contest. The USA's Zee Ngwenya flew into Italy's Leonardo Sarto, knocking them both out instantly. MORE »

Monday, June 27, 2016

Willie le Roux gets one week ban after another midair contest goes wrong

Springbok fullback Willie le Roux pleaded guilty to breaching Law 10.4 (i) - tackling a player in the air - after he was cited following his yellow card. Here is another look at it, PLUS some other similar incidents. MORE »

Friday, June 24, 2016

Jonathan Davies' HUGE hand off on Seta Tamanivalu brings back 1987

Here's a look at Jonathan Davies' massive hand off on All Black replacement Seta Tamanivalu in last weekend's 2nd Test, as Davies went over for a second consolation score for the boys in red. New Zealand won the game 36-22. MORE »

Thursday, June 23, 2016

South Africa U20s skipper Jeremy Ward suspended for two weeks after dangerous challenge

South Africa's Under-20 side have not been very impressive at this year's U20 World Championship, culminating in a 39-17 loss to England in the semi finals earlier this week. To make things worse, captain Jeremy Ward has now been banned for an ugly looking challenge. MORE »

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Should Waisake Naholo have been yellow carded for taking out Liam Williams?

This incident caused a fair bit of discussion during New Zealand's 36-22 second Test win over Wales on Saturday, as winger Waisake Naholo collided with opposite number Liam Williams in the air. Welsh fans were incensed, adament that Naholo should have been yellow carded. MORE »

Friday, June 17, 2016

Gethin Jenkins still a tackling machine as he makes BIG hit on Aaron Cruden

Just as we thought Gethin Jenkins' career was winding down, he reminded us that there is still life in the old dog yet with a HUGE hit on All Blacks fly half, Aaron Cruden. MORE »

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Georgian flanker sent off for kicking Irish player in U20s match

Georgian U20 player Ilia Spanderashvili saw red at the weekend after lashing out at an Irish counterpart with his boot in the run up to a lovely Irish try. MORE »

Thursday, June 16, 2016

UPDATE: Bans dished out for filthy club rugby fight in Argentina

After deliberation, some very serious bans - including one for life - have been issued after this horrendous brawl in Argentina. Here's an update MORE »

Monday, June 13, 2016

CJ Stander banned for 1 week after red card for knocking out Pat Lambie

Ireland flanker CJ Stander had to wait anxiously to find out his fate after he was red carded for this challenge on Springbok Pat Lambie during Ireland's famous win in Cape Town on Saturday. Lambie was knocked out cold and will not be able to take part in the second Test. MORE »

Monday, June 13, 2016

James Haskell humble after smashing tackle on David Pocock

James Haskell put in arguably the best performance of his career as he helped England to a famous victory over the Wallabies in Brisbane. The veteran flanker started the match with huge intent, making a crushing tackle on David Pocock within minutes of kick off. MORE »

Friday, June 10, 2016

South Africa vs Ireland preview and look back at explosive 1998 Test

We continue our previews of the upcoming Summer Tours by taking a look at Ireland's match against South Africa in Cape Town. We also look back at an unsavoury clash back in 1998, when a Keith Wood punch in the first Test set the tone for a fiery second. MORE »

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Connacht's HUGE defence against Leinster in PRO12 final

Connacht were superb on their way to their first ever PRO12 title triumph at the weekend, and a major part of their win came from a great defence, and some thumping hits. MORE »

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Hitoshi Ono suspended for reverse headbutt against the Brumbies

Sunwolves lock Hitoshi Ono has been banned for a week after he was yellow carded for a quite unique reverse-headbutt against the Brumbies at the weekend. Ono plead guilty to contravening Law 10.4.a. Striking with the Head during a SANZAAR Judicial Hearing. MORE »

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