Tackle height to be lowered for 2024 season

Rugby Australia is committed to player safety and longevity. That’s why we’re backing World Rugby’s recommendation to lower the tackle height in the community game to below the sternum.

Rugby Australia has confirmed that from February 2024, it will implement a new trial that will see the legal height of tackles in the game lowered to below the sternum. The new law (9.13) will see dangerous tackling now deemed to include, but not be limited to, tackling or attempting to tackle an opponent above the line of the sternum.

This will apply to all domestic rugby competitions (excluding Super Rugby Pacific & Super Rugby W).

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