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Illegal tackles a major concern in West schools rugby league

Maciu Malo
Friday, March 14, 2014

HIGH and dangerous tackles are a major concern for secondary school rugby league players in the West.

According to Ra Tavua Secondary Schools Rugby League competition zone vice president Akuila Vute, these types of tackles increased at last week's competition.

In the Nadi Lautoka zone, a total of 18 players were flashed yellow cards last weekend.

Vute said there was a need for teachers and coaches to remind their players to adhere to the tournament rules.

He said high tackles had increased and he urged players to improve on their discipline this weekend.

"Dangerous and high tackle incidents are on the increase, something team officials have been reminded of," said Vute.

"Players have also been reminded that only the captain can ask the referee about decisions made and the referee has the power to send a player who is not the captain to the sin bin for 10 minutes.

"Discipline is vital at grassroots level because it will help the players in the long run," Vute said.








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