Opinion What happened to tackles around legs?

Bbyss

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Watching the game against Roosters our defence was way off, compare to other clubs.
We were giving way too much after contact meters, simply because there was no one tackling around the legs or coming In late to tackle around the legs (e.g noticed JMK during the game, going around legs once and it was a missed tackle which led to a try for roosters, rest of his tackles were waist and above, he was getting carried few meters after contact) he wasn't the only one but he was the one I focused on.
When 1st half finished, I thought Dean Pay Will and should address that, but trend kept on going in second half .
When our player's tackling most of the times we're tackling above waist, whether it's one in a tackle or more and that gives field position for the opposition.
We don't deserve the wooden spoon, this team is better than that.....
 

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Because Pay.
 

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Because nobody wants to put their body on the line or do the dirty work for Pay.

Foran only does it because his on a mil a yr.
 

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I remember James Graham saying something on NRL360 a year or so back, he said players are coached not to tackle around the legs (old classic type tackle) because the player goes down faster and it allows a quicker play the ball and put the defence on the back foot
 

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Because nobody wants to put their body on the line or do the dirty work for Pay.

Foran only does it because his on a mil a yr.
Right you are !!
 

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I remember James Graham saying something on NRL360 a year or so back, he said players are coached not to tackle around the legs (old classic type tackle) because the player goes down faster and it allows a quicker play the ball and put the defence on the back foot
So what's the B plan, when not tackling around the legs been ineffective?
Our coach should have answer for that, that's way he's their...
 

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What happen to tackling with you shoulders. Not these fuckers are able the wrestle, all arms and getting dominated .
 

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What happened to moving up in a line , not waiting 10m back
 

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Because these ***** are couch potatoes .
 

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when the bulldogs attempt to tackle it looks like a square dance at hillbilly central, spin to the left spin to the right, doe ce doe and shake it all about
 

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You see that fat fuck on the field carrying the water bottles ? That’s Harry Harris, our “strength” trainer. This **** needs to fuck off asap with his out dated bullshit.
 

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Because we are the Bulldogs and it's a well known fact that:

tackling around the legs or coming In late to tackle around the legs
*blows referees whistle*
Ref: "That's a penalty for a cannonball and on report"
OR
*blows referees whistle*
Ref: "That's a penalty for working the leg and on report"

What happen to tackling with you shoulders. Not these fuckers are able the wrestle, all arms and getting dominated .
*blows referees whistle*
Ref: "That's a penalty for a shoulder charge / high contact and on report"

What happened to moving up in a line , not waiting 10m back
*blows referees whistle*
Ref: "That's a penalty for offside, three more and a player gets marched"

Put simply our players are afraid of being penalised for so much as sneezing on the field. They know this so tend to hang off tackles and not race up in defence. Meanwhile opposing sides are allowed to stand 6-9m back in defence.
 

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Refs dont give the advantage to the defender for a classic one on one rugby league tackle.
Its fucking bull shit there ruining the game
 

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Refs dont give the advantage to the defender for a classic one on one rugby league tackle.
Its fucking bull shit there ruining the game
If a legs tackle or a classic jolting one on one tackle was to be considered a dominant tackle and more time given to the defender to release the tackled player the game would change considerably - would help to lessen the wrestle.
 
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