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Re: waist high tackling
Post Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Posted by goobervision on Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:44 pm
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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.
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Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 am
Posted by Levrier on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:54 am
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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.
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Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 am
Posted by wire-quin on Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:49 am
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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.
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Re: waist high tackling
Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 am
Posted by wrencat1873 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:07 am
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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.
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Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am
Posted by TheDreadnought on Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:52 am
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The amount of offloads will increase ten fold. What a stupid idea!
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Post Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Posted by silver2 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:08 pm
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Post Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Posted by Psychedelic Casual on Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:31 pm
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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.
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