Motu Matu’u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels

first_imgSunday May 27, 2012 Motu Matu’u massive hits and great sportsmanship against the Rebels Hurricanes hooker Motu Matu’u was responsible for taking out two Rebels players within the space of a few minutes in Wellington on Saturday. He put both Mark Gerard and Lachlan Mitchell in hospital, but showed he’s a class act too.About two months ago Matu’u caught everyone’s attention with an incredible hit on Matt Hodgson that knocked the Force number eight out cold. He did something similar during the Hurricanes’ 66-24 demolishing of the Rebels this weekend, twice.The first of his huge hits, on Gerard – who made the mistake of trying to dummy and step the replacement hooker – resulted in a damaged sternum. Gerard soldiered on for the rest of the game, despite the quite obvious pain he was suffering from and the concerns for his health. At one stage the female medic was quite comically chasing him around the field to make sure he was okay.Rebels captain Gareth Delve, who was disappointed in the heavy defeat after they’d won their last two games, said that despite the brutal nature of them, the hits were perfectly legal.“I didn’t see any issue with the tackles,” he said. “The guy’s hit hard and Mark Gerrard showed great courage staying out there otherwise we would have been down to 13 men.”Mitchell was smashed by Matu’u in another ferocious tackle only a minute or so after Gerard, knocking him out instantly, resulting in him being stretchered off the field.“With Lachie, it’s a sad sight to see him go off like that,” Delve said of Mitchell, who having not missed a match in their 28 game history in Super Rugby, will now be relegated to the sidelines. On a positive note, Matu’u showed a tremendous act of sportsmanship as he went over to check on Mitchell as soon as he could, and just like Tana Umaga did to Colin Charvis some time back, turned him over to prevent choking or serious problems.He thanked everyone for the positive support the next day, and admitted via Twitter that his opposition weren’t the only ones hurting. “Body feels like it’s been hit by a car,” he said.You can view other great acts of sportsmanship, and big hits, in the related posts below. We don’t have a full clip of the Jerry Collins/Colin Charvis/Tana Umaga moment, but there is a short clip in the Collins ‘Terminator’ feature, also listed below, so have a look at that to see it.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more