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.