ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

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

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.

You can watch short highlights of all the Aviva Premiership games on the eplayer on the sidebar. If you’re after something more extensive, PremiershipRugbyTV has extended highlights of every match, some in full, as well as some great extra features. Register here

Time: 01:07

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments




Related Articles

  • 82 WEEKS AGO

    Montage of HUGE hits and brilliant tries...

  • 83 WEEKS AGO

    Just Jonny Wilkinson smashing people

  • 84 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand Rugby Brawl



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

  • 20 WEEKS AGO

    Fiji number eight Viliame 'Bill' Mata scores audacious try

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

  • 16 WEEKS AGO

    Posolo Tuilagi's massive tackle lights up Top 14

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    130m 'Try of the Decade' breaks the rugby internet

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Statement: Championship clubs fire back at RFU after 'flawed proposals' create rift

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    RFU proposes two-tier Premiership franchise to replace Championship despite huge opposition

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    Compilation video shows Jamie George's surprising box of tricks

View All

Funnies

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 19 WEEKS AGO

    Luke Cowan-Dickie left red faced after losing very costly bet

  • 19 WEEKS AGO

    Mack Hansen proves once again that he is a hero in Ireland

View All

Amateur

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 60 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 83 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 83 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 83 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Harlequins confirm reason behind Andre Esterhuizen’s departure

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    "You're lying" - Max Lahiff calls out Springbok fans over Duhan van der Merwe claims

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Immanuel Feyi-Waboso replaced by Will Muir in 36-man England squad

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Barbarians add two former England stars for their upcoming Killik Cup clash against Fiji

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    130m 'Try of the Decade' breaks the rugby internet

View All