Play of the day: Crunching schoolboy tackle

Wanganui Collegiate rugby player Ruslan Casey made a name for himself this month with this devastating tackle during a high school rugby match.

Casey lined up the hit from 20 metres away and blindsided St Pauls Collegiate player Kip Fawcett at full speed, creating a squeamish cracking sound.

Fawcett's sacrificial pass led to a try for St Pauls, but Casey didn't look too bothered, low-fiving a Wanganui team mate after the play.

The clip has been viewed over 270,000 times on YouTube and was featured on American website Deadspin.

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