The Biggest Hits in World Rugby This Week: Referees Take a Battering

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The Biggest Hits in World Rugby This Week: Referees Take a Battering
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Being a rugby referee at the elite level is a dangerous profession, as was found out by the officials overseeing games in both the Northern and Southern Hemisphere this weekend.

The Heineken Cup, Amlin Challenge Cup and Gold Coast Sevens tournament gave spectators a very welcome distraction from the different league campaigns, with individuals other than the players sustaining damage.

Whether it's with or without the ball, big or small, let's look at the meatiest collisions from the world of rugby from the past seven days—ranked for your viewing pleasure.

Like many things in life, it's hard to know exactly what makes for that perfect rugby hit, but you certainly know it when you see it. 

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