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Tackle id & mouthguard policy







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    Tackle id & mouthguard policy Tackle id & mouthguard policy Presentation Transcript

    • Tackle ID
      • Dominant
      • Surrender
      • Neutral/Legal
      • Illegal
    • Dominant
      Initial defender takes control & drives ball carrier backwards
      Momentum must be from the first point of contact
      Tackler rewarded and can ‘lever’ off until referee calls tackle complete
      Vocab: ‘STAND’ (don’t call ‘movement’)
    • Surrender
      Player in possession dives into ground and ‘loses’ their legs
      Tackler(s) allowed time to ‘work’ player on ground
      Tackler(s) can’t use ball-carrier’s head or neck, lay or spin to front
      Tackler(s) can’t lift/force ball carrier back into in-goal area
      Vocab: ‘STAND’ (don’t call ‘movement’)
    • Neutral/Legal
      Player in possession held by opposition and ball (or ball-carrying arm of player in possession) touches the ground
      When referee indicates tackle is complete, defender(s) must release/stand up/roll away from the tackle area immediately
      When a player in possession is on the ground, tackle is complete when opposition places a hand on the grounded player
    • Illegal
      Definition: those that place players in jeopardy of injury
      Referees need to determine whether illegal tackle has been committed intentionally, carelessly or recklessly and act accordingly
      High tackle (neck/head), shoulder charge, grass-cutter, grapple, chicken wing, lifting above horizontal position, deliberate obstruction etc
      Section 12 (Player Misconduct) of the NZRL Rule Book
    • Mouthguard Policy
      “It is compulsory for all players in sanctioned competition by the NZRL and its members to wear a protective mouthguard.”
      ‘No Mouthguard, No Game’ policy is to be firmly enforced. Remember that players are not permitted to share mouthguards!
      Conduct pre-match mouthguard checks at all games (including reserves)
      Players without mouthguard in mouth and without mouthguard in their possession are to leave the field. On obtaining a replacement mouthguard, he/she may re-enter the field of play after reporting to the Referee and/or Touch Judge
      If they can’t get a replacement mouthguard, he/she takes NO further part in the game but may be substituted, with that substitute counting as an interchange
      During a match, any player found not to have a mouthguard in their mouth, but to have one in their possession (eg. in their sock or pocket) will be penalised and sin-binned for 10 minutes.
      Referees are to use commonsense in enforcing this policy in regard to examples such as: players approaching a scrum, after a try has been scored and other breaks in play.
      Exemptions: must be submitted to NZRL with dentist certificate and photo