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We're going to have nightmares after seeing this monstrous tackle in New Zealand

Smashy Smashy!

THE WORDS ‘SITTING’ and ‘duck’ spring to mind.

The ITM Cup always throws up some cracking highlights, and this monster hit in the meeting of Auckland and Taranaki this morning is certainly one of them.

Auckland out-half Simon Hickey felt the full force of Taranaki winger Seta Tamanivalu in the second half of his side’s win, with Tamanivalu showing us just why he was the competition’s Player of the Year in 2014.

Tamanivalu – who featured for the Chiefs during last season’s Super Rugby campaign – lined up the unsuspecting 10, before absolutely bouncing through Hickey with a textbook hit.

Hickey will remember that one for a while.

Source: NZAUTV Rugby Union/YouTube

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