'Have we seen the hit of the season?': Monster club rugby hit goes viral
By Rugby Onslaught

‘Have we seen the hit of the season?’: Monster club rugby hit goes viral

“Have we seen the hit of the season?” was the questioned asked by the commentator on Saturday when GPS took on Norths in the 2022 Hospital Cup in Queensland.

GPS No8 Michael Richards was on the receiving end of a bone crunching hit from lock Masalosalo Tutaia, who flew out the line to cut his victim in half as soon as his hands touched the ball. What looked like a perfectly timed tackle was only possible due to the fact that Tutaia was offside. So despite it being technically illegal, it is still quite an impressive tackle. 

GPS went on to win the match 33-3.

Take a look at the hit:

Take a look at the teams:



1 Emosi Tuqiri

1 Kieran Fitzgibbon

2 Maile Ngauamo

2 Tonga Maafu

3 Jack Straker

3 Lucas Puts

4 Oliver Bartlett

4 Angus North

5 Tuaina Taii Tualima

5 Masalosalo Tutaia

6 Adre Namalo Kauyaca

6 Stuart Ford

7 Nicholas Baker

7 Mitchell Wood

8 Michael Richards

8 Sosifa Funaki

9 Nigel Genia

9 Lachlan Howell

10 Jason Hofmeyr

10 Harry Langbridge

11 Floyd Aubrey

11 Joseph Veramu

12 Poasa Niumataiwalu

12 Chris Wellington

13 Christopher Kuridrani

13 Conor Chittenden

14 Mitchell Treleaven

14 Ryan Ah Yek

15 Selesitino Ravutaumada

15 Shai Wiperi


16 Tevita Kaitu’u

16 Giovanni Laufiso

17 Frederick Burke

17 Marcus Reed

18 John Downes

18 Eli Junior Latu

19 Stuart Tualima

19 Taelyn Nukunuku

20 Jacob Stower

20 Cody Erb

21 Davis Tavita

21 George Stokes

22 Scott Malolua

22 Leo Langbridge

23 Maaloga Konelio

23 Hamish Muir