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    Default Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    I will share this for your general amusement as it was quite odd.

    U14 match, quick PMB and

    "any questions?"

    Centre : "Yes, Sir what's your rule on dump tackles? Because I am allowed to do them at school but I've been told I can't do them on Sundays"

    Me: "Ok, that's odd, because the same Laws apply at school and clubs. But tell me, what exactly do you mean by a dump tackle?"

    "It's when I lift them up, tip them and drop them"

    "OK. Well, if you were to do that today I am afraid I would have to send you off"

    "OK, thought so, but just checking because we're allowed to do it at school"

    "Well, actually no you are NOT allowed to do it at school..."

    [as he turns to rejoin his team mates] "yes we are!"

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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post

    "OK, thought so, but just checking because we're allowed to do it at school"
    "Oh, I can see your confusion....... Most laws/rules/rfu regs/safety/guidance doesnt apply to schools ......... Which is your school ?"

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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Browner View Post
    "Oh, I can see your confusion....... Most laws/rules/rfu regs/safety/guidance doesnt apply to schools ......... Which is your school ?"
    As soon as I see someone lifting in a tackle there is an immediate shout from me of 'Don't lift him'. Prevention is better than cure.
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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    I would be tempted to find out the school and get someone to have a word.
    This could be happening in training sessions.
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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    I am with CT.

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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    Quote Originally Posted by Browner View Post
    "Oh, I can see your confusion....... Most laws/rules/rfu regs/safety/guidance doesnt apply to schools ......... Which is your school ?"
    He should come to Ireland where that's actually true...
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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    I think it would be a bit OTT for me as ref to try and find the school (he was from the away club - the school would have been 40 miles away)

    TBH it's much more likely to be a misapprehesion bythe boy than some school in Hertfordshire actually coaching 13/14 yr olds to tip tackle.

    I could have had a quick word with his coaches, but from what the boy said the coaches were evidently well aware of the issue.
    Last edited by crossref; 14-10-14 at 17:10.

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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    Lets just hope we don' read of some lad with a broken nec tip tackled playing versus school X then...

    Its not about being a ref. Its about being in a position of trust whereby you have come across some fairly seriously concerning news.

    One would hope that his club coaches will also have this in mind if they are aware of it.

    But hoping somebody else has acted upon it is one hope too far. IMO. YMMV.

    All it would take is to find out which school, and then let an RDO know (say). That's all that is needed. I know schools are loose cannons - but that's no excuse for not doing anything. IMO. YYMV.

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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    I'd report it.

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    Default Re: Sir, what's your rule on dump tackles?

    Quote Originally Posted by FightOrFlight View Post
    He should come to Ireland where that's actually true...
    Not sure what games you've seen ,but any schools games that I've been involved in apply the correct laws all the time.
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