The incredible Pierre Spies BEAST MODE hit that the world forgot
This Pierre Spies monster hit never got the attention it deserved!
The second test of the 2009 Lions series is widely regarded as one of the most physical contests in rugby history.
There were countless moments in the game that are regularly brought up in rugby debates.
Pierre Spies was quite the specimen (check out the Lion’s shorts!)
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Victor Matfield’s confrontation with Brian O’Driscoll, Jacque Fourie’s incredible solo finish in the corner and of course, Morne Steyn’s series-winning penalty.
One epic moment from this second test that never got the plaudits it deserved was Pierre Spices’ monster hit in the second half.
This epic power play came in the 61st minute of play – with the Lions seemingly in control with a 9-18 lead.
Lions scrum-half Mike Philips looked to relieve the pressure with a long-distance box kick out of his own twenty-two that fell to Fourie Du Preez.
The Springbok nine threw it infield to Spies who was on the ten-metre line with acres of space in front of him – and room to gallop!
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We watch, as the man-mountain number eight builds up incredible speed as he propels himself at the onrushing Lions defence.
English flanker, Tom Croft, is first to the charging back-rower but can do little to slow down Spies before he smashes into Welsh centre Jamie Roberts on the Lions ten-metre line.
The 6ft’4in Welshman man is thrown five metres back like a ragdoll in a shocking collision.
It’s rare you see a man of that size come off second best in a tackle this badly.
The following phase was the infamous Brian O’Driscoll – no arms tackle on Danie Roussouw that completely overshadowed Spies’ monumental bump off just moments earlier.
Watch this epic hit below
It would have been nice for the English commentator to at least mention charge from the Springbok eight.
This was Pierre Spies at his rampaging best.
What do you think?
Did this collision deserve more attention?