Six Nations 2014: Biggest Hits of the Second Weekend

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2014

The second round of this year's Six Nations took a slightly more obscure turn in terms of the biggest blows that were landed, with not too many noticeable collisions actually occurring through the regular mean of open play.

Instead, we were treated to a lesson in skullduggery, where cheap shots, headbutts and even abuse of the camera equipment on the sidelines featuring as some of those blows counted as the biggest.

A brawl broke out in the midst of Italy's meeting at the Stade de France, resulting in two red cards for the culprits, while Cian Healy showed some of his tactical wit while referee Wayne Barnes happened to be at the opposite side of the scrum.

What's more, while he's usually used to dishing out the pain, Billy Vunipola was on the receiving end of a titanic hit for once this week, while Wales' Scott Williams actually managed to injure himself trying to tackle a certain Brian O'Driscoll.

All that makes up a fairly unique edition of the biggest hits, with Europe's bruisers not holding back on one of the biggest stages of all.