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Re: Tom Johnstone Sat May 15, 2021 8:10 am  

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Interesting this comes up just as the NRL clamp down on it this weekend. I've never seen anything like it, more cards than a magic act.
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Most idiotic post ever goes to Grimmy..... The way to restart should be an arm wrestle between a designated player from each side.
Re: Tom Johnstone Sat May 15, 2021 8:44 am  

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Grimmy wrote:
Interesting this comes up just as the NRL clamp down on it this weekend. I've never seen anything like it, more cards than a magic act.

Could the head high tackle be because the game has got to fast and we now have a win at all costs
Re: Tom Johnstone Sat May 15, 2021 8:57 am  

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Grimmy wrote:
Interesting this comes up just as the NRL clamp down on it this weekend. I've never seen anything like it, more cards than a magic act.


Exactly and was terrible.
Re: Tom Johnstone Sat May 15, 2021 5:49 pm  

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come on its so simple to judge anything above the shoulders a direct red card depending on whether the player was clothes lined or swinging arm, anything above the shoulders from second contact ie arm riding up from trying to wrap a player up from in front or behind sin bin,

I don't know about you but I was taught to tackle around the waist upwards mainly being a Centre/winger from in front and behind making sure I got my head in the right position, tackling has got lazy of late and far more now use the head when in the tackle or using the hand across the face

Nothing to do with lazyness, the game has evolved. If you tackle round the legs then generally they will find their front with momentum, giving them a quick play the ball, and leaving the defender behind the ruck not being able to get set at marker. Plus you leave the ball free for them to offload.
Frank Zappa wrote:
Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

The_Enforcer wrote:
Most idiotic post ever goes to Grimmy..... The way to restart should be an arm wrestle between a designated player from each side.
Re: Tom Johnstone Sat May 15, 2021 5:58 pm  

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Could the head high tackle be because the game has got to fast and we now have a win at all costs

I just think that unfortunately it's an inevitable part of the game that has always been there and always will be. Players tackle with their shoulders and arms, which are naturally high up the body. They also need to stop momentum and the ball, both of which involve targeting high up the body. It also easier not to bend your back and get low (especially when you're tired). Combine all that with the fast paced nature of the sport and you are bound to have some high tackles.
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Some scientists claim that hydrogen, because it is so plentiful, is the basic building block of the universe. I dispute that. I say there is more stupidity than hydrogen, and that is the basic building block of the universe.

The_Enforcer wrote:
Most idiotic post ever goes to Grimmy..... The way to restart should be an arm wrestle between a designated player from each side.
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