Steve Matai Crushes David Tyrrell with Blindside Hit, Is an Absolute Monster

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterJune 26, 2015


Here's something fun/sure to make your vertebrae tingle with anxiety: Steve Matai hit David Tyrrell hard enough to spark nuclear fission. 

The hit occurred during Friday's tilt between the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs. 

Focused elsewhere, Tyrrell didn't see Matai until all 207 pounds of the Manly centre had burrowed into his ribcage. Fox Sports Australia is just one of the news outlets calling the takedown rugby league's "hit of 2015."

Here's a GIF of the hit, if you're not already curled in the fetal position:

That's going to leave a bruise, and Tyrrell (no relation to Ser Loras or Queen Margaery) should be commended for both surviving the hit and continuing to play.

If you need me, I'll be over here, shuddering in a solar blanket.

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