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England's fly-half Owen Farrell (L) makes a dubious tackle on South Africa's Andre Esterhuizen late in the game which is looked at by officials during  the international rugby union test match between England and South Africa at Twickenham stadium in south-west London on November 3, 2018. - England won the game 12-11. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Decision-making Framework for High Tackles

Please note that this guidance was replaced by Head Contact Process – High tackle in March 2021. May 2019 world Rugby promulgated a decision-making framework for sanction of dangerous tackle and shoulder charge. This decision-making framework should be utilized effective May 22, 2019. You can review this information in the law application guidelines at World […]

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Tougher Sanctions on contact with the head

World Rugby announces new measures for 2017 to limit contact with the head

New law application guideline will codify zero-tolerance to contact with the head Approach informed by largest-ever study identifying most common situations leading to head injuries Players, coaches and match officials urged to be proactive in changing culture Latest step in proactive, evidence-driven approach to injury reduction Head is a no-go area World Rugby has further […]

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