Rugby Union's new tackle law heightens pressure on referees

James Gardiner
Updated December 12 2023 - 3:28pm, first published December 10 2023 - 8:09am
The legal height for tackles in rugby union has been changed to below the sternum. Picture by Jonathan Carroll
The legal height for tackles in rugby union has been changed to below the sternum. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

HUNTER rugby union officials and coaches at all levels welcome any measures to increase player safety, but have concerns over how the new lower tackle height will be applied.

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James Gardiner

James Gardiner

Sports Writer

James Gardiner, chief football and rugby writer at the Newcastle Herald.

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