This is BRUTAL ... and also very, very awesome.
British reality star Jamie Laing -- one of the stars of "Made In Chelsea" -- got absolutely annihilated during a charity rugby match in London ... all thanks to a former member of the All Blacks.
The guy who delivered the blow is Brad Thorn -- who just retired from pro rugby 3 months ago ... but decided to participate in the Rugby Aid charity match.
Long story short ... Laing tried to run across the pitch, encountered Thorn -- and GOT ROCKED HARD!!!!
Props to Laing for trying to tough out the hit -- but the guy was eventually hospitalized and diagnosed with cracked ribs.