WWW.RLFANS.COM • View topic - waist high tackling

Board index Welcome to RLFANS The Virtual Terrace waist high tackling

Re: waist high tackling
Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Posted by goobervision on Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:44 pm
goobervision Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Reputation Points: 16
Rep Position: 304th / 77,932

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:55 am
Posts: 853
southyorksdave wrote:
hi with waist high tackling being introduced into the union game https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49281949
could this be adopted to our sport?
i can understand them trying to stop concussions but i would have thought that introducing skullcaps as compulsory might be a smarter move


Skullcaps tend to empower people to put their heads into stupid places, which then leads to more injuries. There was a move in Australia a couple of years ago to remove them from the kids sport so that the kids didn't lead with the head with a false sense of safety and damage their necks.
Re: waist high tackling
Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 am
Posted by Levrier on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 am
Levrier Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 179
Rep Position: 155th / 77,932

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:28 am
Posts: 1075
Many of the law changes aimed at making the game a tv spectacle, in the Super League era, also had the effect of encouraging bigger, impact players. This created a situation akin to NFL where size and intensified for larger collisions. Once upon a time the answer would have been to reduce interchanges to encourage fatigue but with modern prep some of the big lads are doing almost a full game.
Re: waist high tackling
Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 am
Posted by wire-quin on Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 am
wire-quin User avatar
Silver RLFANS Member
Silver RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 346
Rep Position: 73rd / 77,932

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 7:38 pm
Posts: 6290
Location: Looking for a coach that can coach
goobervision wrote:
Skullcaps tend to empower people to put their heads into stupid places, which then leads to more injuries. There was a move in Australia a couple of years ago to remove them from the kids sport so that the kids didn't lead with the head with a false sense of safety and damage their necks.


I suspect the skull cap protects the outer skull whereas the brain getting rocked inside the skull is the concern.

In RL we tend to tackle the chest stopping the body in its tracks the issue with this type of tackle is that the head continues to motion forward then backwards like whip lash which moves the brain inside the skull. If we tackle around the waist the upper body will continue to move forward with the neck and head with no whip lash effect.
Mac out!
Re: waist high tackling
Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 am
wrencat1873 User avatar
Gold RLFANS Member
Gold RLFANS Member

Reputation Points: 1184
Rep Position: 2nd / 77,932

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:28 pm
Posts: 12842
Him wrote:
Yep.
Is there actually a problem with head injuries in the kids game? I don’t have figures or anything but from when I was coaching I didn’t see that many high tackles. Most of the head injuries/knocks I encountered were often from their head hitting the ground or another player whilst being tackled rather than direct contact.

The times where were there were high tackles it simply needs technique and/or attitude correcting by the kids coach.


Agreed, head in the wrong position or hitting a knee during the tackle.
If we go for "nothing above the waist", we're almost playing touch and pass.
Re: waist high tackling
Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am
Posted by TheDreadnought on Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am
TheDreadnought User avatar
Cheeky half-back
Cheeky half-back

Reputation Points: 419
Rep Position: 55th / 77,932

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:17 pm
Posts: 967
The amount of offloads will increase ten fold. What a stupid idea!
The Dreadnought - Feared forum wide.

x
Re: waist high tackling
Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Posted by silver2 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:08 pm
silver2 User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 270
Rep Position: 100th / 77,932

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:06 pm
Posts: 1593
Location: Warrington
Most RU props dont have waists...
Re: waist high tackling
Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Psychedelic Casual User avatar
Free-scoring winger
Free-scoring winger

Reputation Points: 532
Rep Position: 35th / 77,932

Quiz Score: 0

Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:46 pm
Posts: 1789
Location: Manchester
southyorksdave wrote:
hi with waist high tackling being introduced into the union game https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49281949
could this be adopted to our sport?
i can understand them trying to stop concussions but i would have thought that introducing skullcaps as compulsory might be a smarter move

Skullcaps do not do anything towards stopping concussion.
Previous

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aliw2001, CM Punk, Grimmy, Kevs Head, Mr. Zucchini Head, MSN [Bot], notorious, Paddyfc, SirStan, Steven Toast, the artist and 168 guests

Quick Reply

Subject: Message:
   

Return to The Virtual Terrace


POSTSONLINEMEMBERSRECORDYOUR TEAM
4,993,2661,77877,9324,559SET
LOGIN HERE
or REGISTER for more features!.
Thu 30th Jan 19:45
SL
WIGAN WARRIORS
v
WARRINGTON
Fri 31st Jan 19:30
 CH
DEWSBURY RAMS
v
LEIGH
Fri 31st Jan 19:45
SL
HULL KR
v
WAKEFIELD
Fri 31st Jan 19:45
SL
ST.HELENS
v
SALFORD
Sat 1st Feb 17:00
SL
CATALAN DRAGONS
v
HUDDERSFIELD
Sat 1st Feb 19:30
 CH
TOULOUSE
v
YORK
Sun 2nd Feb 14:30
SL
TORONTO
v
CASTLEFORD
Sun 2nd Feb 15:00
 CH
BATLEY BULLDOGS
v
FEATHERSTONE
Sun 2nd Feb 15:00
 CH
BRADFORD BULLS
v
LONDON BRONCOS
Sun 2nd Feb 15:00
 CH
HALIFAX
v
SHEFFIELD
ALL SCORES PROVIDED BY RLFANS.COM (SETTINGS)





2