ACT rugby union competitions to consider World Rugby's radical tackle-height sternum change

Chris Dutton
Updated March 13 2023 - 6:47pm, first published 5:00pm

The ACT Junior Rugby Union has put its hand up to be a test site for new tackle-height laws in select games and age groups this year to asses the impact of dropping the legal tackling height to below the sternum.

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Chris Dutton

Chris Dutton

Sport editor

Chris Dutton has been a sport journalist since 2008, covering rugby union, rugby league, basketball, cricket and soccer. He has covered World Cups and Olympic Games in print and online. Chris has had a stint as news director, but is back in sport to follow the ups and downs. Email:

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