Biggest Hits in World Rugby Last Weekend: Giants of Saracens and Toulon Collide

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French rugby has a reputation for erring on the physical side of things, so when Top 14 finalists Toulon met Aviva Premiership finalists Saracens in the Heineken Cup final last Saturday, things were anticipated to get messy.

But the Millennium Stadium was the scene of an even more tremor-inducing European crescendo than the most forward-thinking of minds might have expected in what was a high-profile encounter of the most star-filled outfits on the continent.

Jacques Burger, Juan Smith, Schalk Brits and Craig Burden are just some of the forwards who make this week's Biggest Hits rundown with their own contributions to the pile, while Bryan Habana was subject to a clash of the more embarrassing nature.

The Welsh capital saw a healthy heaping of shuddering blows, and it's no surprise that the biggest event in European club rugby gains major prominence in this week's edition.

Down in the Super Rugby reckoning, the not-so tackle-shy Western Force are once again in our headlines, too, after turning the hit counter in their win over the Lions, with back-line enforcers Nick Cummins and Matt Hodgson featuring.

Finally, the Waratahs' Rob Horne makes the cut once again as he trod his way to the try line, using his frame advantage in order to burst his way over the whitewash.

As always, be encouraged to make your suggestions for those tackles, fends and bruising blows that you think should have made the cut in the forum below and enjoy the frantic physicality that the world of rugby had to offer this week.

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