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tackle

Sports medicine
1. A maneuver in football and rugby in which a player on team A brings down another player, ideally on the opposite team, who is carrying the ball.
2. The equipment used in certain sports–eg, fishing.
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tackler, ball carrier or overall) divided by the exposure time (in hours) multiplied by 1 000.
5 seconds of the ball-carrier and primary tackler pre-tackle, iii) Camera had to remain fixed over this period.
Or pleading for a penalty at the play-the-ball because the tackler hasn''t managed to dissolve into thin air after about a millisecond.
Man of the match went to Costello, while best tackler was Luke Ramsden and best grafter was Tyler Broscombe.
Hendry is a clean tackler, it's a big skill to have," said Wigan boss Roberto Martinez.
Kyle Monson is the team's leading receiver (32 catches, three TDs) and tackler (44).
A deceptive runner can juke and jive a would-be tackler right out of his socks if he can get that one-on-one, head-on angle of attack.
Awards went to: Under 10: Harry Drennan grafter of the year; Jacob Garbutt most improved player of the year, Eleanor Smith player of the year, Max Groves sportsman of the year and Dan May players' player and top tackler.
Taylor is UCLA's third-leading tackler, but his most important assets are leadership and putting UCLA's defense, which is ranked second nationally in yards allowed (221.
British Bulldogs-The Rules:1 The group of participants is split into 'runners' and 'tacklers' 2 To begin with, one person is designated a tackler 3 The rest of the group are designated runners 4 The group of runners charge en masse at the lone tackler - the tackler's aim is to stop a runner on each charge by tackling him 5 When a runner is caught, they become a tackler 6 The aim of the game is to be the only runner left - the Last Man Standing
Charlton's Republic of Ireland international Mark Kinsella ties with Winterburn as the Premiership's top tackler with a success rate of 78 per cent from his 69 challenges made this season.
Winners of Under eight awards were: Trainer of the year Reilly McDonagh, top tackler Aidan Douglas, top try scorer Aidan Douglas, most improved Teddy Sharp, player of the year Tyrone Bedeau and players' player Aidan Douglas.