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[WATCH] The anatomy of a tackle: How changing rugby laws could protect players

  • World Rugby announced plans to lower the tackle height in the community rugby game, which would make tackles above breastbone illegal.
  • The body of the ball carrier can be divided into three zones which have a different risk of head injury to the player making the tackle.
  • Evidence shows that tackles above the shoulder pose the most risk. Here’s why a lower tackle height could make the game safer.

  • Read the full script here

Dylan Bush worked at Bhekisisa from February 2016 to September 2023.

Zano Kunene is a health journalist at Bhekisisa.

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