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    Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 11:54
Interesting pieces seen on the Coventry website, confirmingthat the RFU has ended the law chage trial before the quartter finals. Doubtless on RFU site too.

Worth a read - interesting 'law of unintended consequences' effevt. Good to see the RFU taking a data-driven approach.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote gerg_861 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2019 at 13:16
Good - this means we won't need to hear the term "nipple law" anymore.
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on BBC as well

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/47000468

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I understand the trial saw approximately a 67% increase in concussions, from an average of 0.6 a game in the regular Championship season, to 1 per match in the Championship Cup.

The number of concussions from upright tackles did fall markedly - as was hoped - but there was a drastic increase in concussive incidents around the breakdown, when both the ball carrier and tackler were bent at the waist.

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Originally posted by Dad Dad wrote:

on BBC as well

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/47000468

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I understand the trial saw approximately a 67% increase in concussions, from an average of 0.6 a game in the regular Championship season, to 1 per match in the Championship Cup.

The number of concussions from upright tackles did fall markedly - as was hoped - but there was a drastic increase in concussive incidents around the breakdown, when both the ball carrier and tackler were bent at the waist.

Who among the powers that be actually thought that this wouldn't happen ? Are these people so far removed from the game that  this is an unintended consequence ?. What did they think a ball carrier would do when someone is going to tackle him at the nipple level, stay upright and make it easy ?  Of course they'll bend forward resulting in the tackler having to go even lower to get under the forward crouch and thats where the hips, knees and other Huckleberrybly bits are.  



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It was obvious it was never going to work.  I was saying it (the players and coaches) before, the constant drive to make the tackler to lower towards elbows, hips and knees is just unbelievable. 

Also the armpit is higher than the nipple, so I didn't see the point to the constant reference to the nipple.

There is nothing wrong with a seat belt tackle especially when chasing back to tackle a player, now you have players having to chase back and dive head first into the feet of the attacking player to try make the tackle.  They are utter geniuses!


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