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Ireland Fans Incensed After TMO Awards New Zealand Dubious Try

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2016 Ireland vs New Zealand New Zealand's Beauden Barrett scores a try despite the efforts of Jonathan Sexton of New Zealand Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Beauden Barrett ran over the Irish try line during the first half of Ireland vs New Zealand, but a cover tackle from Jonathan Sexton appeared to disrupt the grounding. However, the Television Match Official decided that it was grounded clearly, despite the crowd and seemingly the referee disagreeing. Inpho Photography were on hand to capture the moment accurately. The TMO …

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Watch: Sebastien Chabal’s Ten Biggest Hits

MARSEILLES , FRANCE - NOVEMBER 08: Sebastien Chabal of France in action during the International Friendly between France and Argentina at Stade Velodrome on November 8, 2008 in Marseilles, France. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Sébastien Chabal is regarded as one of the most physical players to ever grace the game of rugby football. The French giant played at number 8 throughout a glittered career, and be it for Bourgoin, Sale Sharks, Racing Metro, Lyon or France, he always brought the pain. He is renowned for those big hits he used to put in around …

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Watch: Monstrous Isa Nacewa Hit Flattens AJ MacGinty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - APRIL 07: Isa Nacewa of Leinster breaks with the ball during the Heineken Cup quarter final match between Leinster and Cardiff Blues at the Aviva Stadium on April 7, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Isa Nacewa may not have the same speed or agility that he had a few years ago but the Aucklander can still flatten the best ball carriers in the right tackle. Nacewa, 33, had a relatively quiet first-half in Saturday’s Pro 12 encounter between Connacht and Leinster, that is until USA fly-half AJ MacGinty decided to venture down Leinster’s left …

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Video: Jonny Wilkinson’s Top 10 Tackles Of All Time

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 2: Dan Carter of the All Blacks is tackled by Jonny Wilkinson of the Lions during the second test between the British and Irish Lions and the New Zealand All Blacks at Westpac Stadium July 2, 2005 in Wellington, New Zealand. The All Blacks won the match 48-18. (Photo by Dean Treml/Getty Images)

Last week, we compiled a team of the greatest players to ever grace the Six Nations championship. While some positions undoubtedly caused their fair share of debate, the biggest bone of contention was the selection at out-half. Jonny Wilkinson and Ronan O’Gara both had their merits, but we went for the Englishman, much to the disappointment of some readers. Some …

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Video: Greatest Try Saving Tackles Of 2015

Where to start in this list? What is the greatest try saving tackle of 2015? We thought Ayumu Goromaru’s effort to stop Scotland’s Tommy Seymour would take some beating. Well, judging by this video, it has taken some beating. The raw skill of stopping a man intent on scoring a try when he is just inches away is one of the …

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Video: Nick Williams’ Huge Fend On Rhys Ruddock

Leinster dug deep to win a dour derby at the RDS last night, beating Ulster 8-3. The Dublin 4 outfit had a poor start to their European campaign, with losses to Wasps and Bath, but got back to winning ways after a stubborn defensive performance last night. However, undoubtedly moment of the night in a poor game from an aesthetics …

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