Oooomph! 13 huge hits that shook our bones in rugby this year

WHAT MAKES THE beautiful game so damn beautiful? Big, bone-shuddering tackles of course.

Here’s a few of our favourite hits from the past 12 months of rugby union.

That time Samu Manoa steamrolled Billy Twelvetrees

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When all was right with the world, because Stephen Ferris was back playing as only he can

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Pity Matuisela Talebula, running in to Bastareaud like that

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When Paulie drove back the Wallabies

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Craig Burden just plagued Schalk Brits in the last ever Heineken Cup final

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When Scott Williams broke himself trying to smash Brian O’Driscoll

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“The awesome power of Courtney Lawes”

As our friends at Whiff of Cordite say.

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This ugly clash of heads between Quade Cooper and Brad Barritt is hard to watch

This is how not to tackle, kids.

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Jamie Cudmore makes Paulie take a rare backward step

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A pain in the neck for Richie McCaw

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Rodney Ah You took it all out on Alistair Hargreaves

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Not a tackle, but a big hand-off from George North to shove Steve Borthwick aside

Got to love Ashton, comically getting dragged along for the ride.

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Ooooooooooooooh, Canada!

Canada A second row Aaron Flagg makes us want to watch more Americas Rugby Championship games

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Which monster mash did we leave out?