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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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2010) Tackling in Rugby: Coaching Strategies for Effective Technique and Injury Prevention.
Coaches must teach players tackling fundamentals that include making first contact with the shoulder pads/chest.
Hay fears that tackling is becoming a lost art and admitted: "Fewer players seem to be drilled in tackling and I believe that is sad.
Physiological and anthropometric correlates of tackling ability in junior elite and subelite league players.
Spearing, or the deliberate use of the helmet in blocking or tackling to punish an opponent, places both players at risk; invokes a major penalty.
In many of the games in World Cup '90, the tackling was cynical and downright vicious.