first_imgTuesday Feb 12, 2019 Courtney Lawes ups the ante as he flies into midfield tank Mathieu Bastareaud Whenever Courtney Lawes plays, any opposing fly-half must be vigilant as they will always be a target to the lock. The Northampton second-row was at it again on Sunday at Twickenham in ‘Le Crunch’, but the victim this time was not Camille Lopez, but rather one of the heaviest players on the field.ADVERTISEMENTFrance had made a rare visit into England’s 22 when Mathieu Bastareaud received a short pass from scrum-half Antoine Dupont. The Toulon centre caught the ball at a standstill, and Lawes’ eyes must have lit up as he quickly sprung out the line and launched into the 18 stone Bastareaud.This shot is not only a trademark of Lawes’, but epitomised England’s performance against France, and indeed against Ireland a week earlier.The energy and physicality of Lawes could not be matched by the French, and nothing could be more symbolic of the 44-8 victory than one of France’s most powerful runners being smashed and driven backwards.While some may have thought England would struggle slightly in Maro Itjoe’s absence, Lawes proved to everyone what an asset he is to Eddie Jones, as there is only one player that can produce moments like this.In fact, it may have been the worrying sight of Lawes and Tom Curry charging at Guilhem Guirado in the opening minute of the game that forced the French captain to cough up possession which led to England’s opening try.ADVERTISEMENTIt turned out to be a disastrous day for the French. This moment says it all.The latest big hit by Lawes adds to his long list, one that includes this smashing hit on Jules Plisson in the Six Nations a few years back.ADVERTISEMENTA full look at this latest big tackle (UK/IRE only): Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more