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Why Canberra Region Rugby League has banned junior tackling

James Buckley
By James Buckley
Updated February 14 2022 - 5:31am, first published 12:53am
The NSWRL will change its tackling rules for its under-6 competitions in 2022. Picture: Geoff Jones

Canberra Region Rugby League boss Mark Vergano believes a decision to ban tackling for the opening six weeks of the under-six season will improve skill development, while increasing player safety.

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James Buckley

James Buckley

Sports Editor

James is a Queanbeyan boy enjoying his second stint at the Canberra Times, more than eight years on from his first. In between he's traveled the world, and spent time covering sport in Sydney.