High tackle directive demands cultural change

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup 2019 - Pool A - Ireland v Samoa - Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium, Fukuoka, Japan - October 12, 2019. Samoa's Seilala Lam is shown a yellow card by referee REUTERS/Peter Cziborra

OITA, Japan (Reuters) – A brief exchange in Samoa’s game against Ireland on Friday perfectly encapsulated the internal struggle rugby is undergoing as officials seek to make the game safer in the face of some confusion and some blank refusal by those playing it. Samoa’s Seilala Lam had just been yellow carded for smashing his […]

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