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Appendix B: Descriptions of tackle types

Tackler impedes/stops ball carrier using the upper limb(s)


Tackler deliberately impedes/stops the ball carrier without using the arm(s)


Tackler holds the ball carrier’s jersey


Tackler raises the ball carrier’s hips above the ball carrier’s head


Tackler impedes/stops the ball carrier with his/her shoulder as the first point of contact followed by use of the arm(s)


Tackler uses the chest and wraps both arms around the ball carrier


Tackler trips the ball carrier with his/her hand on the lower limb below the knee

Information taken from: Fuller et al. Injury risks associated with tackling in rugby union.

British Journal of Sports Medicine

2010; 44: 159-167.

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