New head-high tackle laws changing Super Rugby preparation: Waratahs


New head-high tackle laws changing Super Rugby preparation: Waratahs
  1. New head-high tackle laws changing Super Rugby preparation: Waratahs
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    The advent of strict new laws to rid rugby of the head-high tackle are already changing Super…
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Strict new laws to rid rugby of head-high tackles are already changing Super Rugby.

Just ask the Waratahs, who are tweaking their pre-season plans around what they predict will be the new reality of professional rugby: operating with 14 or 13 players on the field at some point during each game.

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"In terms of management from a coach's perspective, you've got to prepare a bit more for having 14 guys on the field because it's going to happen," Grey said.

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