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23 of the most intense rugby photos in 2013

Another year of laying it on the line for those vital inches.

23 of the most intense rugby photos in 2013
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    Ireland and England have a dust-upSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Kieran Read leads the HakaSource: Pool / Photosport
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    Craig Gilroy encounters some WarriorsSource: Darren Kidd
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    Rob Kearney in trouble against ScarletsSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Sean Coughlan and Ciaran Gaffney swap jerseys mid-gameSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Sean O'Brien surges onSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Lynne Cantwell in action against ItalySource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Netani Talei tackled Source: ©INPHO/Francesca Soli
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    George North gives Israel Folau a rideSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Jack McGrath takes on OspreysSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Jimmy Gopperth puts in a big hitSource: Elena Barbini
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    Brian O'Driscoll tackles Julian SaveaSource: ©INPHO/James Crombie
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    Fierce Ireland defence against the All BlacksSource: ©INPHO/James Crombie
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    Florian Fritz and Yann David tackle Dave McSharry Source: ©INPHO/James Crombie
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    Vikki McGinn tackled by Ger ReaSource: ©INPHO/James Crombie
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    St Mary's and Clontarf contest a scrumSource: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan
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    O'Connell and Donnacha Ryan run into some Edinburgh resistanceSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Cian Healy injured for the LionsSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Paul O'ConnellSource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Jamie Heaslip roars his approval of Rob Kearney's trySource: ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan
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    Ian Madigan's face, meet the RDS turfSource: ©INPHO/James Crombie
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    Ronan O'Gara reflects on Heineken Cup defeat to Clermont.Source: ©INPHO/James Crombie

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