#3. Spear tackle
Tana Umaga and Keven Mealamu made the infamous spear tackle on Lions’ captain Brian O’Driscoll in the first minute of the opening Test of the series in 2005. The pair were not cited for the challenge, which left O’Driscoll with a dislocated shoulder, despite compelling evidence. The Lions were unable to get an explanation from the citing officer and privately expressed the fear that he had been got at.
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