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Cannonball tackles

Post by Marshall_magic » Fri 30 Aug, 2013 11:39 pm

Are the NRL actually going to get this crap out of the game? There were at least 5 in the second half by the bunnies players that were let go. It's going to take a torn ACL/broken leg for the NRL to finally get this out of the game.


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Post by softlaw » Fri 30 Aug, 2013 11:43 pm

Entirely depends on whether or not the torn ACL/broken leg happens to a media darling player like inglis or to someone they couldn;t care less about.
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Post by TJL » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 1:53 am

It is a dog tactic for sure. The bloke isn't going anywhere and is already held. It never happened in the old days when everyone tackled around the legs.

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Post by Snake » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 7:25 am

A blight on the game and yes a dog act no need for this ,has to be rubbed out.

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Post by Tigerpete » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 9:50 am

Having seen plenty of Souths this season, this is indeed a coaching tactic. What concerns me most is how late the guy going low comes in at. Generally it only happens when the tackle becomes a struggle. The extra man comes in to support his defence by taking out the legs to complete a tackle.


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Post by king sirro » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 9:58 am

Burgess boys are the main grubs with it
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Post by Peaches » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 10:17 am

Those Burgess boys always seem to find themselves at the bottom of a tackle doing a cannonball.

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Post by smeghead » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 10:47 am

The cannonball is bad but I am more concerned where the player stands next to the tackle and dives hard at the side of the knee when it becomes available. Far more calculating and worrying.

If proper technique was rewarded it wouldn't be anywhere near as big an issue
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Post by willow » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 12:34 pm

I saw Galloway cop a couple of them last night. Ugly tactic IMO.

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Post by Marshall_magic » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 1:01 pm

king sirro wrote:Burgess boys are the main grubs with it
I think Isaac Luke is the worst.

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Post by tigerbenji » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 1:11 pm

I thought Ma Burgess was going to take out Freddie in a Cannonball tackle last night she was that excited.

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Post by brk53y » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 1:45 pm

I reckon freddy cannon balled her

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Post by Illek » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 2:39 pm

Burgess boys also look like they are always going in with a kiss with the tackles with the way they always force their heads and foreheads down on opposition players, not quite a headbutt but enough to rile up the opposition

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Post by Newtown » Sat 31 Aug, 2013 2:47 pm

It didn't seem to worry Gus Gould last night. He seemed more concerned with Inglis' knee.

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