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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

Source: Premiership Rugby/YouTube

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

Source: PRO12 Rugby/YouTube

Pity Matuisela Talebula, running in to Bastareaud like that

Source: SOHK2013/YouTube

When Paulie drove back the Wallabies

Source: TheWeekly Haka/YouTube

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

Source: TheNPC2012/YouTube

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

Source: RBS 6 Nations/YouTube

“The awesome power of Courtney Lawes”

As our friends at Whiff of Cordite say.

Source: Premiership Rugby/YouTube

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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.

Source: pidders55/YouTube

Jamie Cudmore makes Paulie take a rare backward step

Source: gorpitsen junior/YouTube

A pain in the neck for Richie McCaw

Source: gorpitsen junior/YouTube

Rodney Ah You took it all out on Alistair Hargreaves

Source: tightfive upfront/YouTube

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.

north borth Source: BT Sport

Ooooooooooooooh, Canada!

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

Source: Ruddy Darter/YouTube

Which monster mash did we leave out?

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Sean Farrell

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