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Shoulder charge outlawed from NRL

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| Rugby League News | Tuesday November 20 2012 21:02

 

The Australian Rugby League Commission has outlawed the shoulder charge from the NRL.

The controversial tackle has been ruled too dangerous in the current game, with the increased size of players leading to an unacceptable injury risk.

The shoulder charge has been in the spotlight after a handful of tackles led to players being knocked out in the 2012 NRL in particular.

An ARLC review into the tackle found that while it only accounted for 0.05% of tackles in the season, 17% resulted in contact with the head of the attacking player, and 5% resulted in injury.

"This is about reducing a potential risk of serious injury to our players," NRL interim Chief Executive Shane Mattiske said.

New Zealand already has a domestic ban on the move in place.

 

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