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Andrew Van Der Heijden's huge hit on prop Soane Tonga'uiha

BY Grant Constable  ·  Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

Andrew Van Der Heijden's huge hit on prop Soane Tonga'uiha

A few days ago you saw a video that featured Gcobani Bobo and Chris Ashton having a little battle in the Newcastle vs Northampton match. As mentioned, the game was full of incident, so here’s another great hit from it.

The Bobo-Ashton post , which was stuck up to a highlight a great hit and a nice, old school type confrontation, caused quite a stir as some of you took the opportunity to rip into a player that for various reasons is disliked in some quarters.

Opinions are fine, and constructive discussion is encouraged, but lets bear in mind that a lot of these players do visit the site and we’d like the image of it not to be tarnished by anonymous mud slinging please. That’s a little request from RD to you, that would be much appreciated.

Back to the game, and this cracking hit from Aucklander Andrew van der Heijden on Saints’ mobile prop Soane Tonga’uiha, who has probably never been hit that hard in his life.

A former Auckland and Blues player, 6ft7 Van der Heijden moved to Newcastle in December, and after recovering from a broken arm the day after signing, has been looking to make a big impact. As you can see below, he did just that, smashing the big Tongan into next week.

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