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Impressive big hit in USA Rugby playoffs

Impressive big hit in USA Rugby playoffs
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This is a quick clip of a must see (and hear!) tackle from the USA Rugby Playsoffs recently, in a game between New Orleans and PAC. The hit itself was so solid that the sound could be heard from the stands. Not bad considering that there was no referee microphone.

You’ll notice a call for a yellow card. We can assume that it was because the guy felt that the tackler wasn’t back 10 from the quick tap, and not because he thought that the tackle was illegal.

Huge hit, and worth sharing for the sound effect alone.

Time: 0:13
Credit: busbeepbeep

12 Comments

  •  drg
    drg

    LOL @Conman

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  •  drg
    drg

    Sometimes it also depends on how well behaved you've been just prior to not being 10...

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  •  hagmiester
    hagmiester

    You are correct. It is on the ten meter line so there was not a try scoring opportunity. It did have material effect so as a result it would have been another penalty for being offside. As for the yellow card call, the whites could have been offside all day which is frustrating for a team playing against that kind of behaviour.

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  •  totesmcgoates
    totesmcgoates

    In fairness to the ref, after a couple of views, I think the call for a yellow card comes from some goon in the crowd.

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    *DUV* Love it. The most satisfying sensory experience in rugby. Other than perhaps the liberating joy of aquaplaning 5+ metres over the tryline on a soggy pitch. Actually scrap that, the resounding thwack of shoulder into ribcage is surely unsurpassable.

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  • Not ten, no real attempt, touchies should help with that, took advantage to lay a big hit, otherwise not capable as he completely blew the next tackle lol, easy yellow

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  •  conman
    conman

    I'd say that tackle fairly slowed him down, no?

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  •  whoa
    whoa

    I was shaking my head the first time that I heard the cry for a yellow card on the video. Sour grapes, I thought. Sorry to see his buddy lit up. However, upon further review, the tackler was barely 5 meters back, so while the tackle itself was completely clean, the circumstances behind it warrant a yellow card. The player receiving the ball had reason to assume that he would not be destroyed after taking only a few steps due to the obligation of the defense to get back 10. It's a professional foul either way, which could warrant a yellow card, but beyond that, the professional foul ended with a potential injury to the tackled player. I think if I had the whistle, with how quick this happened, I wouldn't have given a card either. But having the benefit of the rewind, I think a yellow card would certainly be justified here.

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  •  jbartram10
    jbartram10

    Just because he wasn't 10 doesn't mean he should get a yellow, way to harsh... Great hit too

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  •  cheese
    cheese

    Follow-up tackle was a mess though!

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  • not 10, completely valid call.

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  •  riggler
    riggler

    Yellow card my arse!!

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