Stupid RFU back down on tackle law change

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Apr 24, 2023, 11:06

The RFU back down on waist height tackle changes

The Rugby Football Union council has voted to change the acceptable height for legal tackles in community rugby to the base of the sternum. This decision comes after the RFU faced backlash in January for proposing a lower tackle height at the waist without consulting with those in grassroots rugby.

After conducting an online survey and engaging in discussions, the RFU have now approved the revised height adjustment to be “the area of the tummy or belly and below”.

This will come as huge news to the grassroots community, with many players and supporters having threatened to leave the game altogether if the new laws were upheld.

RFU President, Nigel Gillingham said: “I would like to thank everyone who contributed to this consultation and to say thank you in advance to the wider rugby family who will be vital to ensuring we implement this change successfully. We along with many other Unions across the world are lowering the tackle height to reduce the risk of concussion. We know change is challenging however, it is imperative that we are guided by the science to help make the game safer for our players.”

Bunch of fucking idiots for thinking the below the waist tackle would be accepted

Apr 24, 2023, 12:02

This is going to be a real mess. It beggars belief that such people get into these positions of influence. 

Apr 24, 2023, 18:11

RFU and WR is turning Rugby into a circus….more and more control with all of there rules….until it ends up in chaos…going into low, especially on a big Man like Eben will knock the living poop out of you….I suppose these Farts sit around a table, having earl grey tea and biscuits and Jolly well decides to F up Rugby more….real tossers.

Apr 24, 2023, 18:43

We are witnessing the cognitive death of the Western world Mpower. Who'd have thought we'd see the level of ineptitude we've come to expect from SA to be common place in Europe. It's happening. 

Apr 24, 2023, 19:18

It pretty much looks like that Deus…Scary….

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