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Sunday Jan 5, 2014

Joe Marler smashes big wing George North at Franklin's Gardens

Joe Marler smashes big wing George North at Franklin's Gardens

Prop Joe Marler made a huge tackle on big Northampton Saints, Wales and Lions wing George North during Harlequins meeting with the Saints this weekend. Here is a quick look at the hit as well as highlights from the match.

Saints won the match 23-9 and North scored a well taken try after bumping off a far smaller challenge in the form of Charlie Walker, but when up against Marler he came off second best.

“Young Charlie Walker is a talented player but when you’re one on one with George, you have to make sure you make a good tackle,” said Jim Mallinder of the impressive North try. “We needed that from George, it was fantastic to see him score in the corner.”

George Pisi also made a huge hit, but his was of the illegal vareity and he was sinbinned. View highlights of the match, including North’s try and Pisi’s hit, on page two of this post.

View more big tackles from over the years in our Big Hits section

Highlights wrap of the Northampton Saints vs Harlequins Aviva Premiership match from Franklin’s Gardens

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