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#Tackle

# tackle - Monday 31 August, 2020

How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster
# Analysis
# Analysis

How Will Connors' remarkable tackling helped Leinster to shut down Ulster

Aug 31st 2020, 3:00 PM 31,615 Views 20 Comments

The 24-year-old openside flanker was dogged and destructive in defence.

# tackle - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway
# Footwork
# Footwork

Hard-tackling Caplice thrilled to help Ireland hang tough until Parsons breakaway

Feb 2nd 2020, 6:30 PM 5,576 Views 2 Comments

The talismanic back row put 21 tackles into a phenomenal defensive effort from Ireland.

# tackle - Thursday 8 August, 2019

World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist
# Tackle Height
# Tackle Height

World Rugby approves law trial to reduce tackle height to the waist

Aug 8th 2019, 1:00 PM 13,038 Views 14 Comments

Another closed trial will see yellow cards being reviewed while players are in the sin bin.

# tackle - Monday 3 September, 2018

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress
# Work Rate
# Work Rate

Munster's try-saving tackler Shane Daly the latest Ireland 7s graduate to impress

Sep 3rd 2018, 7:30 PM 12,169 Views 2 Comments

The 21-year-old Cork Con back prevented what looked like a certain Cheetahs try at Thomond Park.

# tackle - Monday 22 January, 2018

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster
# Analysis
# Analysis

A tackle that shows just how important Tadhg Furlong is to Leinster

Jan 22nd 2018, 8:00 PM 41,063 Views 18 Comments

The Ireland international is ludicrously mobile for a tighthead prop.

# tackle - Saturday 16 April, 2016

'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh
# Controversy
# Controversy

'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh

Apr 16th 2016, 2:11 PM 8,726 Views 25 Comments

The Leinster wing hammered into Damien Hoyland at the RDS.

# tackle - Monday 8 June, 2015

This rugby player played on despite a broken nose and captured the internet's heart
# Tough Mudder
From The Daily Edge
# Tough Mudder

This rugby player played on despite a broken nose and captured the internet's heart

Jun 8th 2015, 8:42 AM 7,193 Views 10 Comments

Rugby War Goddess.

# tackle - Sunday 26 April, 2015

Here's why you don't want to be a streaker when Chris Hala'ufia is on the pitch
# Tackle
# Tackle

Here's why you don't want to be a streaker when Chris Hala'ufia is on the pitch

Apr 26th 2015, 2:34 PM 7,505 Views 1 Comment

If you’d any thoughts of running naked across a rugby field soon, this might change your mind.

# tackle - Friday 27 March, 2015

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland
# Intelligence
# Intelligence

Analysis: That weird Sean O'Brien lineout tactic worked against Scotland

Mar 27th 2015, 11:50 AM 30,903 Views 40 Comments

Following on from the Tullow Tank’s failed effort against England, Rory Best got it spot on in Murrayfield.

# tackle - Thursday 26 March, 2015

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck
# Innovation
# Innovation

Analysis: Intelligent Chiefs push the boundaries by refusing the ruck

Mar 26th 2015, 6:30 AM 96,094 Views 24 Comments

This just doesn’t look right on first viewing.

# tackle - Monday 2 March, 2015

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O'Brien doing to the England maul?
# Contest
# Contest

Analysis: What the hell was Sean O'Brien doing to the England maul?

Mar 2nd 2015, 7:49 PM 32,233 Views 20 Comments

There was an odd incident in the 22nd minute of play yesterday in Dublin.

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw's try built on foundation of Irish work rate
# Breakdown
# Breakdown

Analysis: Robbie Henshaw's try built on foundation of Irish work rate

Mar 2nd 2015, 3:00 PM 17,915 Views 11 Comments

We’ve picked apart the build-up to the Connacht man’s wonderful score against England.

# tackle - Wednesday 18 February, 2015

Every younger sibling will understand this little cat's toy plight
# Mine
From The Daily Edge
# Mine

Every younger sibling will understand this little cat's toy plight

Feb 18th 2015, 7:36 AM 2,971 Views 0 Comments

What a bitch.

# tackle - Monday 11 August, 2014

Ex-Cork hurler Sweetnam makes magnificent try-saving tackle for Munster
# Sweets
# Sweets

Ex-Cork hurler Sweetnam makes magnificent try-saving tackle for Munster

Aug 11th 2014, 12:53 PM 9,301 Views 4 Comments

Fijian sevens player Simeli Taqeya may have regretted his decision to slow up.

# tackle - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Analysis: Ben Smith's extra detail distinguishes his fullback play
# In Form
# In Form

Analysis: Ben Smith's extra detail distinguishes his fullback play

Jun 17th 2014, 3:22 PM 6,226 Views 6 Comments

The Highlanders player once again showed an intelligent skill to buy his side time at the breakdown.

# tackle - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Lewis Holtby nailed Howard Webb with a crunching tackle in Ledley King's testimonial
# Ooof!
# Ooof!

Lewis Holtby nailed Howard Webb with a crunching tackle in Ledley King's testimonial

May 13th 2014, 11:11 AM 8,977 Views 8 Comments

Fans at White Hart Lane gave the German midfielder a huge cheer after he took out the man in the middle.

# tackle - Monday 14 April, 2014

VIDEO: Mathieu Bastareaud levels Talebula after hospital pass
# Smashed
# Smashed

VIDEO: Mathieu Bastareaud levels Talebula after hospital pass

Apr 14th 2014, 6:36 PM 13,337 Views 3 Comments

Fresh from giving Leinster a battering in the Heineken Cup, the France centre smashed the Bordeaux wing.

# tackle - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

23 of the most intense rugby photos in 2013

23 of the most intense rugby photos in 2013

Dec 25th 2013, 11:00 PM 7,885 Views 1 Comment

Another year of laying it on the line for those vital inches.

# tackle - Thursday 21 November, 2013

VIDEO: Do these antics belong on the rugby pitch?
# Rub It In
# Rub It In

VIDEO: Do these antics belong on the rugby pitch?

Nov 21st 2013, 11:13 AM 6,336 Views 30 Comments

JP Pietersen smashed David Denton last weekend and proceeded to literally rub his face in the dirt.

# tackle - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Captain America Todd Clever decimates hapless reporter in rugby demo
# Demolition Man
# Demolition Man

Captain America Todd Clever decimates hapless reporter in rugby demo

Jun 8th 2013, 6:00 PM 4,763 Views 6 Comments

“And this is how you tackle!”

# tackle - Friday 22 March, 2013

Somebody needs to sit Paul Green down and make him watch this over and over again
# Tackling 101
# Tackling 101

Somebody needs to sit Paul Green down and make him watch this over and over again

Mar 22nd 2013, 1:15 PM 3,928 Views 8 Comments

It might not be the prettiest way of keeping Zlatan quiet, but we guarantee you it’ll be effective.

# tackle - Thursday 7 March, 2013

VIDEO: Ankle-breaking tackle earns 11-game ban for Nice midfielder
# Naughty List
# Naughty List

VIDEO: Ankle-breaking tackle earns 11-game ban for Nice midfielder

Mar 7th 2013, 9:40 PM 2,941 Views 1 Comment

WARNING: This challenge is gruesome and shows Jeremy Clement having his ankle snapped.

# tackle - Friday 11 January, 2013

Meath: Fire service on way to truck blaze on M3
# Fire
From TheJournal.ie
# Fire

Meath: Fire service on way to truck blaze on M3

Jan 11th 2013, 11:54 AM 5,157 Views 5 Comments

Disruptions on the M3 are expected as the fire service tackles the blaze in a bin truck.

# tackle - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Guinness Series: Trimble ready to emulate O'Driscoll and lay body on the line
# Croker Spirit
# Croker Spirit

Guinness Series: Trimble ready to emulate O'Driscoll and lay body on the line

Nov 7th 2012, 3:18 PM 4,504 Views 6 Comments

The Ulster winger is still rattled by a chastening tour to New Zealand but determined to put things right.

# tackle - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Clipped: Canadian Football chief says yanking long hair is fair game
# Dreadlocked
# Dreadlocked

Clipped: Canadian Football chief says yanking long hair is fair game

Sep 25th 2012, 2:04 PM 937 Views 1 Comment

“It’s part of the uniform,” reasoned the official. “It’s like tackling a guy by the arm.”

# tackle - Monday 10 September, 2012

VIDEO: Ashley-Cooper takes two Springboks out at once
# Big Hit
# Big Hit

VIDEO: Ashley-Cooper takes two Springboks out at once

Sep 10th 2012, 10:00 PM 2,335 Views 2 Comments

The Australian centre pulled off an incredible double tackle in Perth on Saturday.

# tackle - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality
# Better
# Better

Rory Best: We need to develop that ruthless Leinster mentality

Aug 22nd 2012, 2:46 PM 796 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster and Ireland hooker talks about the upcoming season, Irish rugby and finding more ‘freaks’ like Stephen Ferris.

# tackle - Sunday 12 August, 2012

As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield
# Curtain Raiser
# Curtain Raiser

As it happened: Chelsea v Manchester City, Community Shield

Aug 12th 2012, 1:16 PM 7,836 Views 9 Comments

The league winners did battle with the FA Cup holders at Villa Park in the traditional season opener.

# tackle - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie
# Happier Times
# Happier Times

Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie

May 30th 2012, 2:01 PM 1,878 Views 5 Comments

“He decided what he wanted to do was the right thing,” said the former Irish international. “He’s got to live with that.”

# tackle - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Barstooler: 5 big talking points from last weekend’s Airtricity League action
# Airtricity League
# Airtricity League

Barstooler: 5 big talking points from last weekend’s Airtricity League action

May 22nd 2012, 2:06 PM 254 Views 0 Comments

If you’re stuck for something to say when chatting about domestic football, here’s this week’s round-up of semi-intelligent points.

# tackle - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card
# Banned
# Banned

Case closed: FA uphold Kompany red card

Jan 10th 2012, 3:33 PM 384 Views 2 Comments

Manchester City’s captain will begin his four-match ban with tomorrow’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg against Liverpool.

# tackle - Sunday 16 October, 2011

WATCH: Dawson stops Hopkins in bizarre finish
# Foul Play?
# Foul Play?

WATCH: Dawson stops Hopkins in bizarre finish

Oct 16th 2011, 12:23 PM 483 Views 2 Comments

For the first time in his career, 46-year-old Bernard Hopkins was stopped last night. It wasn’t a punch that did for him, though.

# tackle - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Huge hit forces van der Merwe to take the weekend off
# Bam!
# Bam!

Huge hit forces van der Merwe to take the weekend off

Apr 12th 2011, 4:47 PM 403 Views 0 Comments

WATCH: Crusaders’ Owen Franks smashes Bulls flanker Flip van der Merwe during last weekend’s Super Rugby clash.