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Sunday Dec 20, 2020

WATCH: The very biggest hits of Courtney Lawes' bruising career at the top

England forward Courtney Lawes has built a reputation as one of rugby’s hardest hitters over the past decade with some brutal tackles on the international stage.

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The 31-year-old’s infamous hit on Jules Plisson during the 2015 Six Nations remains one of the biggest tackles of recent years while the flanker/lock has made some similar challenges on the game’s most talented fly halves including Owen Farrell and Finn Russell.

Lawes’ athleticism has made him one of England’s hardest tacklers and most dangerous players on the pitch since making his international debut in 2009 and his incredible lineout ability makes him a nightmare for opposition packs.

The following five-minute montage showcases the very bast tackles, lineout steals and carries throughout Lawes’ career so far and with 82 caps to his name, including two Test matches for the British & Irish Lions, the Northampton Saints legend remains one of England’s most influential players.

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