Wednesday, 25 July 2018

RFU trialling new tackle law

The RFU should be applauded for the introduction of a trial to lower the height of a legal tackle in rugby next season as part of efforts to make the game safer. 
The height of a legal tackle will now need to be below the armpits rather than the line of the shoulders as is currently the case.
Admittedly the the trial will be  limited to the Championship Cup competition, but at least it's a start and gives the powers that be the opportunity to assess the impact of lowering the height of the tackle on brain injuries and concussion.

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