In a 1986 game against France, Kiwi Wayne “Buck” Shelford lost three teeth and had his scrotum ripped open in a collision. Shelford returned to the pitch, only to suffer a major concussion. Today he can’t recall anything about the match.
The Spear Tackle -
Lifting a player, turning him upside down, and slamming him headfirst into the ground.
Checking the Oil-
While not an official foul, sticking fingers up bums has earned monthlong suspensions.
Eye-Gouging/Punching in the Scrum-
Giving or receiving a punch to the face is hard to avoid in this game.
During which a player (wearing cleats) stomps on another player.