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Rag-dolling Will Genia and six of Stephen Ferris' other memorable moments

The Ulster and Ireland flanker racked up many highlights in his superb career.

STEPHEN FERRIS MAY have had his career cut short by injury, but the 28-year-old managed to pack many unforgettable moments into this time with Ulster and Ireland. 

Incredibly explosive, with the top-end pace to match, Ferris was the type of athlete that we struggle to produce in big numbers on these shores. Alongside those physical capabilities was a strong understanding of the game and an ability to offload.

Offering powerful tackles, clever linking passes, timely reads in defence and superb ball-carrying, Ferris was undoubtedly world class at his peak. Here, we recall some of the memorable moments of his career.

The iconic choke tackle on Will Genia as Ireland beat Australia at the 2011 Rugby World Cup

Stephen Ferris wraps up Will Genia Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Source: Tap Tackle/YouTube

Burning past Richie McCaw to score a try against the All Blacks in 2010

Source: sickaroll/YouTube

Knocking lumps out of Clermont in the Heineken Cup in 2011

Source: billybobjoli/YouTube

His typically unstoppable run against the Scarlets in 2011

Source: TheUAFC/YouTube

Showing his searing pace for the Lions in 2009, in a tour that was all too brief

Source: stevenbenjamincole/YouTube

The brilliant blockdown of Lionel Beauxis’s late drop goal effort to secure a 17-17 draw for Ireland in Paris in 2012

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The teaser of a comeback against the Scarlets this season

Source: RaboDirect PRO12/YouTube

Stephen Ferris celebrates with Sean Doyle after the game Source: Presseye/Darren Kidd/INPHO

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