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Appendix B: Descriptions of tackle types
Contact
Description
Example
Arm

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

Collision

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

Jersey

Tackler holds the ball carrier’s jersey

Lift

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

Shoulder

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

Smother

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

Tap

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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