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Biggest Hits in World Rugby Last Weekend: Liam Williams' Illegal Hit Costs Wales

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistJune 23, 2014

Another international week in the world of rugby means another instalment in hits of only the highest order, with the sport's elite once again not failing to impress.

In a bumper edition of the biggest hits, Wales fullback Liam Williams rakes in the headlines after his last-minute, try-saving attempt against South Africa gifted the Springboks a 2-0 Test series whitewash win as a result.

Warren Gatland's side were also subject to some illegal damage in that match, however, as Alun-Wyn Jones fell from a tremendous height thanks to Flip van der Merwe's intervention.

In New Zealand, England also head back to the Northern Hemisphere with their tail between their legs after losing a third consecutive summer Test against the All Blacks, with Julian "The Bus" Savea once again getting physical, this time with Chris Ashton as his primary victim.

Stuart Lancaster's side lined up against the Crusaders earlier in the week, where Jordan Taufua gripped his opportunity to land a shuddering blow on England's James Haskell in what's undoubtedly the most finely timed entry in this week's ensemble.

We also have clips from this weekend's Junior Rugby World Cup final between England and South Africa's under-20 representatives, while Fiji's fixture against Samoa and the USA derby matchup with Canada features, too.

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