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Oooomph! 13 huge hits that shook our bones in rugby this year

“Are you ready to give up, or are you thirsty for more?”

WHAT MAKES THE beautiful game so damn beautiful? Big, bone-shuddering tackles of course.

Here’s a few of our favourite hits from the past 12 months of rugby union.

That time Samu Manoa steamrolled Billy Twelvetrees

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When all was right with the world, because Stephen Ferris was back playing as only he can

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Pity Matuisela Talebula, running in to Bastareaud like that

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When Paulie drove back the Wallabies

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Craig Burden just plagued Schalk Brits in the last ever Heineken Cup final

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When Scott Williams broke himself trying to smash Brian O’Driscoll

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“The awesome power of Courtney Lawes”

As our friends at Whiff of Cordite say.

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This ugly clash of heads between Quade Cooper and Brad Barritt is hard to watch

This is how not to tackle, kids.

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Jamie Cudmore makes Paulie take a rare backward step

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A pain in the neck for Richie McCaw

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Rodney Ah You took it all out on Alistair Hargreaves

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Not a tackle, but a big hand-off from George North to shove Steve Borthwick aside

Got to love Ashton, comically getting dragged along for the ride.

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Ooooooooooooooh, Canada!

Canada A second row Aaron Flagg makes us want to watch more Americas Rugby Championship games

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Which monster mash did we leave out?

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