USA Rugby Review: The Tackle

Posted by IRB Laws on January 24th, 2010

The video below reflects how referees are to approach the tackle. There are many scenarios, and clarification regarding players clearing tacklers/tackled players. This is by no means a judgment on the referee in this game as it is from 2008, but purely a tool to assist referees in consistency at the tackle, in USA Rugby. This standard should be applied in the RSL 2010.

Watch the video on USA Rugby

Referee Advice

Say commands once. When you say commands over and over, you’re teaching the players that they don’t have to do it first time you say it. Say it once and hold them to it. Instead of saying it again, play advantage or penalize the player. — Bruce Carter (NCRRS)

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