Biggest Hits in World Rugby for Week of August 25-31

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Europe's top divisions are making their way back into the global rugby picture frame by frame, but it's still the in-swing Southern Hemisphere that stars highly in this week's biggest hits.

"Big" Ben Tameifuna gets no less than two mentions in our latest edition, one of which warranted a sin-binning—due to the fact that it wasn't against an actual player.

However, the Waikato and Chiefs prop set things right in the same fixture against North Harbour, lining his man up with precision timing and refusing to budge, just as he does best.

Top spot this week goes to Ben Funnell, however, as the Canterbury hooker channelled his inner wrestler to take down Southland's Daniel Hawkins with a clothesline that verged on the illegal.

There's also highlights from a tense fixture between French giants Racing Metro and Toulon, the Top 14 titans allowing their emotions to get the better of them as a fight broke out en route to Racing's essential victory.

All that and more lie in this week's biggest hits, but it must be viewed to enjoy to its optimum, the rugby elite once again not failing to deliver their promise on shuddering slams and trembling tackles.

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