The Biggest Hits in World Rugby This Week, England and Australia Clash

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistNovember 5, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02:  Tevita Kuridrani of Australia is tackled by Billy Twelvetrees and Owen Farrell of England during the QBE International match between England and Australia at Twickenham Stadium on November 2, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
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Welcome to this week's edition of the Biggest Hits in World Rugby, where the omniscient eye of Bleacher Report rarely misses a collision worth talking about.

This week, we saw the November internationals get underway and it was the brawl between England and Australia that drew most attention, with the Twickenham hosts just about managing to run out a 20-13 victory over Ewen McKenzie's side.

That London fixture didn't come without a bruise or two being traded, however, and was an explosive way to begin this month's onslaught of international action.

We also saw blows swapped in the Aviva Premiership, Top 14 and Pro12, although just the first two of those managed to produce hits of the necessary standard this week.

Don't miss this weekend's special mention, though, where a certain former England prop ran in an 80-metre try, slamming down with aplomb in a veteran game.

Get the plasters ready, bandages at the side and don't shy away from this week's most physical features from around the glove.

 

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