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lawsons
13-11-16, 08:11
Re the U9's tackle:

Any contact below the arm pits of the ball carrier which results in a grip by the opponent of the ball carrier. Where the ball carrier remains on their feet the referee must call “TACKLE” (allow approx 3 secs to establish whether ball carrier held). Where ball carrier is taken to ground, the referee must call “TACKLE”

Given I live on a small island it's hard sometimes to get a sense of what teams deem appropriate here (given how subjective it is).

To confirm it the understanding that the ball carrier doesn't need to have been stopped for it to be deemed a tackle? I.e. If held by shirt but still making good progress, after 3 seconds is going to be a tackle?

Thanks,

AntonyGoodman
13-11-16, 08:11
To confirm it the understanding that the ball carrier doesn't need to have been stopped for it to be deemed a tackle? I.e. If held by shirt but still making good progress, after 3 seconds is going to be a tackle?

Yes, that is right.

Flish
13-11-16, 21:11
Technically yes, although I tend to make it a long 3 seconds when just grabbing at clothes or driving forward near the try line, reward positive play and good tackling technique etc