Biggest Hits in World Rugby Last Weekend: Colin Slade in Back-to-Back Slams

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJuly 7, 2014

The Crusaders' Colin Slade just can't catch a break.

After starring in last week's edition of our biggest hits for all the wrong reasons, the fly-half once again takes top honours in our latest rundown of rugby's shuddering collisions.

This time, however, it was the Blues' Ma'a Nonu inflicting pain upon Slade, who doesn't appear to have learnt from the previous clash against the Hurricanes Hadleigh Parkes, once again going into his tackling attempts too upright.

The focus was once more fixed upon Super Rugby this week as Waratahs saw out a convincing 44-16 win over the Highlanders that wasn't short of its bruisers, either.

Sekope Kepu and Taqele Naiyaravoro impressed with their physicality in particular, the latter gliding over for his first-ever Super Rugby try after making his mid-season move from the National Rugby League.

He may be just 22 years old, but Naiyaravoro is already showing the means to go on and become a sensation in union, helping the 'Tahs seal first place in Round 18.

There's also action from Perth as Western Force earned an essential victory over the Reds as they continue to stride toward a playoff place, and the Crusaders' Johnny McNicholl used some superb fending to help his side past the visiting Blues.