Last month, the RFU Council voted to adopt law changes to lower the tackle height in community rugby [which includes National One and National Two] to below the base of the sternum.
The RFU have announced they are creating a range of online resources, guidance documents, training videos and face-to-face training opportunities to help support players, coaches, referees, volunteers and CBs ahead of the 2023/24 season.
You can see details of when these resources will be available by visiting the England Rugby website HERE
Further links to RFU Information and Resources
- Responsibility of the tackler graphic
- Responsibility of the ball carrier graphic
- Tackle Height Law Information Pack
- Legal Tackle Height examples
- Domestic Law Variation – Tackle Height picture quiz
Tackle Champions will play a key role in developing a community of coaches able to inspire a culture of the highest quality tackle technique and decision-making in players in the world.
Signing up to be a Tackle Champion will involve you participating in a season-long programme of in person, virtual and digital support from England Rugby to develop your technical/tactical knowledge and your ability to transfer this knowledge to the coaches in your organisation.
We’ll ask you to go back to your club, school, college or university and proactively support coaches to develop their tackle coaching practice.