A week ago we saw Richard Kahui put in a huge tackle on Ben Tapuai of the Reds, which sparked a bit of debate on here over the legalities of it. On Friday he made another big tackle, this time on new Waratahs star Israel Folau.
Folau, already considered by many to be a contender for the Wallabies fullback spot, has been consistently performing since making the move to Union, after having played both League and AFL.
He played a big part in the Waratahs 25-20 win over the Chiefs, making a number of try-saving tackles and getting up high to take a pinpoint Bernard Foley crosskick, which resulted in a try.
Shortly before scoring his third try in four games, he got smashed by Kahui, who lined him up and timed the hit perfectly. Probably not the same impact as the Tapuai hit, but it’s still great to see players like Kahui throwing everything into the tackle with little regard for his own body.
He was in doubt for the next round’s 2012 final rematch against the Sharks after he injured his hamstring, but he has since been selected in the Chiefs starting XV.
There is a nice bump-off by Wycliff Palu at the beginning of this clip too, and as always, great stuff from commentator Rod Kafer as he explained how Kahui introduced himself.