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    by Published on 24-11-16 18:11  Number of Views: 9885 

    The recent furore over the Sam Cane v Robbie Henshaw collision in the second test between Ireland and New Zealand got me to thinking about the merits of using slow motion video to make judgements about potential foul play incidents in rugby. I think we have all heard the meme that sometimes, looking ...
    by Published on 27-10-11 23:10     Number of Views: 23350 
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    The Dynamics of a Tip Tackle

    With the recent sending off of a player in a high profile Rugby World Cup play-off match, the Dangerous Tip Tackle has become a focus of much of the rugby public, and the seemingly heretofore unknown "Spear Tackle Memorandum" has received its greatest public airing since it was first promulgated by the IRB in June 2009.

    If you look through ALL of these better known examples of sanctioned tip tackles, in every case, you can clearly identify each of what I call the five "tells" of a tip-tackle.

    The tackler
    ► Comes to a stop
    ► Grasps the ball carrier below the hips
    ► Lifts him straight upwards ...
    by Published on 01-10-11 06:10     Number of Views: 5030 
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    NELSON, 1 Oct. - Rugby referees are more accustomed to receiving criticism than support so World Cup referee George Clancy was taken aback when a small school in Motueka sent him a postcard ...
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