The Biggest Hits in World Rugby This Week: Heineken Cup Pool Stage Smashes Shut

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With only a handful of spots left in the quarter-finals, each of Europe's remaining Heineken Cup hopefuls were scampering to make their way past the competition's pool stage this weekend.

That European free-for-all once again provides the foundation of the biggest hits this week, but it's not long until Super Rugby gets back in on the smashmouth action.

The ironic beauty of a crunching collision is that it can come from anywhere, and although Connacht were subjected to an embarrassing defeat at the hands of Saracens this weekend, one Irish hopeful still manages to headline this week's assortment.

Apart from that, there's also a certain French centre partnership that got their duelling mindset in place ready for this year's Six Nations.

All that and more lie ahead in the biggest hits in world rugby this week.

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