Rugby Waist-height tackling to be trialled in time for 2023 World Cup

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Rugby Tommy Seymour tackled at 2015 Rugby World Cup

Tackle height has become a hot topic in the sport

Players at the 2023 Rugby World Cup would not be able to tackle above the waist if a trial of new laws, aimed at making the sport safer, is successful.

World Rugbywill limit tackling to the waist and empower referees to warn players over their tackle technique in selected domestic tournaments.

The laws aim to reduce concussion, the most common injury in Premiership Rugby and a major concern in the game.

If successful, they would be tested globally before France 2023.

“World Rugby is unwavering in its commitment to ensuring rugby is as simple and safe to play as possible for all,” said chairman and former England captain Bill Beaumont.

“While injury incidence in the sport is not increasing and concussion incidence is decreasing, we can and must do more to

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