Watch: Warriors women's star absolutely flattened by pair of Auckland defenders in bone-crunching hit

Lorina Papali'i has been welcomed back to rugby league in brutal fashion after copping a massive two-women tackle in the Warriors women's exhibition match against Auckland tonight.

Papali'i, mother of Warriors forward Isaiah, cracked the inaugural NRL squad after returning earlier this year despite retiring in 2010.

However, the 41-year-old was given a brutal reminder of how physical the game can be in the Warriors women's 32-4 win over Auckland at Mount Smart when she ran the ball at the line only to end up flat on her back.

The tackle even made commentators shudder but Papali'i managed to get to her feet, play the ball, and carry on in the game.

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