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Seattle Seahawks adopt safer rugby tackling techniques

For many years rugby coaches studied and adopted many of the coaching techniques used by American Football coaches in order to get their players fitter and more tactically aware.

Now the compliment has bee repaid, with Seattle Seahawks Head Coach Pete Carroll revealing that for the past four years tackling techniques used in Rugby have been adopted by his team.

This has been done in order to make the game safer by reducing head injuries, whilst still maintaining the physicality of the sport and without reducing his team’s defensive effectiveness.

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