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Rugby-Style Tackling Back In Spotlight With World Cup Here

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RWU HQ – The Rugby World Cup is finally here! Which means, rugby and rugby concepts are the talk of the water cooler here in the United States. And one of them is rugby-style tackling in American football. (The other is Jarryd Hayne, and we’ve discussed him rather often lately, so we’ll move on… For now.) […]

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Rugby-style Tackling Making Waves In NFL

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RWU HQ – After a short power outage due to a severe thunderstorm and threat of a tornado, my power is back on and Internet is up and running. And with that, I bring you some interesting news in the NFL. It seems that more teams are catching on to the rugby-style tackling technique first adopted […]

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With NFL Concussions at High, League Needs Rugby Tackling Technique

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RWU HQ – After a steady decline in each of the last three years, NFL Concussions have reached a four-year high in the NFL. This season saw 271 concussions take place, compared to 206 in 2004. Something needs to change. More teams need to start teaching rugby-style tackling. And not just at the professional level. […]

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Rugby Tackling Technique Makes Way to High School Football

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RWU HQ – You may remember I first mentioned the concept of  the Rugby Tackling Technique making it’s way to football here in the USA, back in August. It all started in the NFL with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. During training camp, Carroll released a video demonstrating a safer way to tackle – the way ruggers tackle. […]

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Wests Tigers Looking For General Manager

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RWU HQ – In the last couple of years we have seen certain aspects of rugby make its way to the grid iron, like rugby-style tackling. Well, this time we’re seeing a role-reversal take shape. The Sydney Morning Herald recently reported that the Wests Tigers of the NRL, are looking to fill a managerial position above the head […]

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Rugby Punts Changing The NFL?

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BUFFALO, NY – The sport of rugby is certainly making its impact on the NFL landscape this season.  First it was tackling, with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll embracing rugby-style tackling and teaching it to his team, and now ruby punts seem to be taking the league by storm. Sure you can argue that […]

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