All Blacks replacement prop Ofa Tu’ungafasi put in a massive hit on Australia fly-half Bernard Foley during his side’s 23-18 defeat to the Wallabies in Brisbane on Saturday.
The incident came about while the hosts were on the attack in New Zealand’s half. Foley received the ball at pace from Kurtley Beale, but as he receives it, he also draws an absolutely massive hit from 20-stone Auckland Blues prop Tu’ungafasi, which nearly cuts him in half. The impact of the hit caused him to knock the ball on and a promising move broke down.
Winded, Foley takes a breather for a few seconds before bravely getting up and carrying on.
The hit was one of many in an extremely physical third Bledisloe Test played in wet conditions.
Tries by Reece Hodge, Israel Folau and Marika Koroibete along with two superb penalties by Hodge and a conversion by Foley himself, saw the Australians earn a thrilling 23-18 victory.
While for the visitors Waisake Naholo and Rieko Ioane crossed the line with fly-half Lima Sopoaga adding seven points with the boot, as Michael Hooper’s men picked up their first win over their traditional rivals since 2015.