Rugby Union Tackle Laws – video from NSW Rugby Refs

Posted by SCRRS Website Committee on October 23rd, 2012

The New South Wales Rugby Referees have produced a great video detailing the Rugby Union Tackle Laws. Check out the clear and well described details of the tackle area in rugby.

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Some key elements the video outlines:

  • The definition of a tackler
  • The requirements of the tackler
  • A tackle with no tackler
  • The requirements of the tackled player
  • The requirements of arriving players (the ‘gate’)
  • The concept of no offside at a tackle
  • The definition of a ruck and when you can handle the ball in a ruck

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