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IRB issues statement on 'tip or spear' tackle. The International Rugby Board has issued a statement of clarification regarding the Tip or Spear tackle.

IRB issues statement on 'tip or spear' tackle

Law 10.4(j) reads: Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play. A directive was issued to all Unions and Match Officials in 2009 emphasizing the IRB’s zero-tolerance stance towards dangerous tackles and reiterating the following instructions for referees: - The player is lifted and then forced or ‘speared’ into the ground (red card offence) Crackdown on clean studs-up tackle is insane. To use studs or not to use studs?

Crackdown on clean studs-up tackle is insane

That is the question facing football players currently from the Premier League to the A-League. A confusing and vague crackdown on slide studs-up tackle is causing headaches across the globe. Since Manchester City’s Vincent Kompany was sent off in the FA Cup for a clean yet studs up tackle, it has become apparent to me that no-one has a clue on how to police studs up slide tackles. Each week, a different referee interprets tackles like Kompany’s in a contrasting manner. I don’t blame them as the law itself is as vague as each referee’s interpretation. Kanga Cricket. How And Why Play Minis Rugby + Rules.

The Minis games are played to a modified version of the Australian Rugby Union Pathway.

How And Why Play Minis Rugby + Rules

The ARU believe that younger rugby union players should be introduced to the game gradually through its pathway program. The Rugby Union pathway is based on research conducted into children in sport and development. It was concluded that modified pathways offer great opportunities for children to develop confidence in sporting performances. Children as young as six greatly enjoy rugby through non-contact versions of the game. New scrum laws: Fewer collapses this season, says Wayne Barnes - BBC Sport. Tennis: Australian Open changes 2015 heat policy. Image copyright Reuters Organisers of the Australian Open have changed their extreme heat policy ahead of the 2015 tennis tournament.

Tennis: Australian Open changes 2015 heat policy

Director Craig Tiley said a roof had been added to a third court, and the heat policy had been updated to "ensure conditions are fair for all players". Temperatures soared above 40C during the 2014 tournament, causing players to faint or suffer from heatstroke. Organisers were criticised for not suspending matches, with some players describing conditions as "dangerous". Smashed by players twice their size: junior rugby's big problem.

In harm's way BIG KIDS v LITTLE KIDS There was nothing illegal about the tackle that left 12-year-old Zachary Hullah in hospital and scared he might be paralysed.

Smashed by players twice their size: junior rugby's big problem

Football-mad boy, 12, killed in freak accident as goalpost topples over. By Mail on Sunday Reporter Updated: 23:59 BST, 30 July 2011 A boy of 12 was killed in a freak accident when a goalpost at a village football pitch fell on him.

Football-mad boy, 12, killed in freak accident as goalpost topples over

Football-mad Casey Breese was having a kick-around with friends on Friday afternoon when the tragedy happened on the council-owned recreation ground in the village of Caersws, near Newtown in Mid-Wales.