• 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
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