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# big-hit - Thursday 7 May, 2020

CEO Willie Walsh delays retirement as Covid-19 plunges IAG into €1.68 billion quarterly loss

Willie Walsh had been due to step down in June but will remain until September.

# big-hit - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

From The42 Limerick finish bottom of First Division after 26-point deduction for entering examinership Big Hit

Limerick finish bottom of First Division after 26-point deduction for entering examinership

The club’s off-field problems have seen them retrospectively finish a point behind previous basement club Wexford.

# big-hit - Saturday 16 January, 2016

From The42 Supporter gets cleaned out while attempting to tackle mascot at Leinster schools match Big Hit This post contains videos

Supporter gets cleaned out while attempting to tackle mascot at Leinster schools match

That’s going to hurt in the morning.

# big-hit - Sunday 6 September, 2015

From The42 Donnacha Ryan rescued Ireland after a huge hit from Slammin' Sam Work Rate

Donnacha Ryan rescued Ireland after a huge hit from Slammin' Sam

The second row covered a huge amount of ground at pace to rescue Ireland.

# big-hit - Saturday 10 January, 2015

From The42 Ben Te'o looked particularly beastly at 13 when boshing Sam Warburton earlier Big Hit

Ben Te'o looked particularly beastly at 13 when boshing Sam Warburton earlier

Leinster fans will be hoping this is a glimpse of things to come.

# big-hit - Monday 15 December, 2014

From The42 We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O'Connell driven backwards by Cudmore

We need to rethink the laws of physics after seeing Paul O'Connell driven backwards by Cudmore

The Canadian had a little help, but it was still a monstrous hit.

# big-hit - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

From The42 'He stopped Goliath, dead': Munster's win over the All Blacks is now an ad for a stout near you Pint Sized This post contains videos

'He stopped Goliath, dead': Munster's win over the All Blacks is now an ad for a stout near you

The famous 1978 victory is one of four ‘mind over matter’ themed Guinness ads.

# big-hit - Wednesday 1 October, 2014

From The42 This is what a collarbone breaking shoulder charge looks like

This is what a collarbone breaking shoulder charge looks like

A big hit? No question. A legal hit? Absolutely not.

# big-hit - Saturday 30 August, 2014

From The42 Israel Folau's 19-year-old brother makes a big hit in rugby league Good Genes

Israel Folau's 19-year-old brother makes a big hit in rugby league

John Folau is currently on the books of the NRL’s Parramatta Eels.

# big-hit - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From The42 When scrum-halves meet props, captured in bone-shuddering GIF glory Smashed 'em Bro This post contains videos

When scrum-halves meet props, captured in bone-shuddering GIF glory

The poor lad didn’t even see it coming.

# big-hit - Friday 14 June, 2013

From The42 BOOM! The hardest schoolboy rugby hit you ever want to see Smashed 'em Bro This post contains videos

BOOM! The hardest schoolboy rugby hit you ever want to see

And the ‘crack’ sound when the replay slows down is downright scary.

# big-hit - Thursday 25 April, 2013

From The42 Roy Hibbert throws down one of the most vicious dunks of the NBA playoffs Nasty This post contains videos

Roy Hibbert throws down one of the most vicious dunks of the NBA playoffs

The 7’2″ Indiana Pacers centre went straight through his 6’8″ opponent on the way to the basket.

# big-hit - Monday 22 October, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Richie McCaw gets acquainted with Scott Higginbotham's knee Big Hit This post contains videos

VIDEO: Richie McCaw gets acquainted with Scott Higginbotham's knee

The Wallabies forward has received a two-match ban after being cited twice in the Bledisloe Cup draw yesterday.

# big-hit - Monday 10 September, 2012

From The42 VIDEO: Ashley-Cooper takes two Springboks out at once Big Hit

VIDEO: Ashley-Cooper takes two Springboks out at once

The Australian centre pulled off an incredible double tackle in Perth on Saturday.

# big-hit - Friday 18 February, 2011

From The42 Boom: Super Rugby kicks off with a bang as Ma'a Nonu sees red Big Hit

Boom: Super Rugby kicks off with a bang as Ma'a Nonu sees red

Watch: the All Blacks star was sent off for this massive shoulder.