Footage of this brutal schoolboy tackle has divided opinions amongst rugby fans

first_imgTuesday Mar 26, 2019 Footage of this brutal schoolboy tackle has divided opinions amongst rugby fans In the last few days a video has been circulating that has completely split rugby fans. Arguments abound about the legality of it, but also the moral standpoint as some say it looked unnecessarily dangerous. It comes from an Under 14 match in a South African schools festival.ADVERTISEMENTIt took place in George at the Kwagga Week, in a match between prominent rugby schools Paarl Boys and Monument. A video seemed to first come to light after famed fearless tackler, Jacques Burger, shared a clip of the incident on twitter.The pushback was immediate, with journalist Sam Peters – a strong supporter of safety in rugby – questioning it.“Huge question for rugby and @Nabasboer do we celebrate seeing a child smashed head first into rock hard ground or search for ways to avoid? For what it’s worth, watching this makes me physically sick.”That prompted a number of replies and heated debate about laws, player sizes and foul play.Burger responded:And later added:ADVERTISEMENTAs you can see below, it looks like the small halfback got the ball but took a little too long to pass and got demolished by a young player named Divan Fuller. The tackle appeared to be legal in the sense that he wrapped his arms, it was not high and he appeared to be committed to it (not late).The outcome, however, was fairly sickening to watch and without the aid of a TMO, the referee decided that a yellow card was in order after the tackled player went face first into the ground.This is one of the reasons many onlookers are citing it as illegal, by the letter of the law (click through to Burger or Peters’ twitter accounts for more debate).However, you would have to question what a tackler could do differently in that situation, other than tackle less aggressively. Rugby players are taught to make dominant tackles from a young age and this looks to be a case of just that. Unfortunately there was a huge size mismatch and the shocking – albeit rare – outcome was the smaller player being flipped and landing extremely dangerously.ADVERTISEMENTBy all accounts he seems to be okay and is hopefully recovering well from any adverse effects.credit: Digitv SA/school of rugby Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Choice Care Card lays off ‘fewer than 20’ workers

first_img— Kevin Kelley, Vermont Business Magazine. 3.4.2010 “We re-engineered our process to become more efficient, Hunter said. That resulted in the ability to reduce the workforce.Hunter declined to comment on an e-mail message from a source outside the company indicating that the affected workers had received no advance notice of their layoffs. He also did not respond to the source s report that the pink-slipped employees had their health insurance terminated as of Feb. 28 and were given two weeks severance pay. Choice Strategies,One of Vermont s fastest-growing companies remains on track for continued expansion despite a recent round of layoffs, its CEO says. Choice Care Card, based in Waterbury, was a recipient of a 2009 Vermont Business Magazine award in recognition of the 711 percent growth in sales that it achieved during the previous five years. The company holds the sixth position on the magazine s list of the top 10 growth firms in the state as of 2008. CEO James Hunter acknowledged in a March 4 interview, however, that the company recently laid off fewer than 20 employees.center_img Hunter said more than 100 workers remain at the nine-year-old company, which pioneered a debit card-based health coverage program involving reimbursement arrangements and flexible spending accounts. Choice Care says it serves 3000 employer-clients that together represent about 150,000 people. The company reported $5.2 million in sales in 2008, compared to less than $1 million in 2003. Choice Care is known as a great place to work due to its fast-paced, energetic environment, progressive benefits, wellness program, car-pool program, flex-time, community involvement and opportunities for growth and promotion, the company s publicity material says. The company is poised to continue its rapid growth, Hunter said, noting that Choice Care is currently developing opportunities on the West Coast.last_img read more

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Protest sets Barcelona streets on fire

first_imgPeaceful demonstration throughoutWednesday deteriorated after nightfall into clashes between the police andprotesters, prompting regional government leader Quim Torra to demand animmediate return to normality.(Reuters) A demonstrator walks past a fire during a protest in Barcelona, Spain on Oct. 16. REUTERS/ALBERT GEA Divisions over a drive to split thenortheastern region of Catalonia from Spain roiled the country in 2017, andre-surfaced on Monday when the Supreme Court sentenced nine politicians andactivists of up to 13 years in jail.     center_img BARCELONA – Protesters set cars onfire and threw petrol bombs at the police in this Spanish city, intensifyingunrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who sought todeclare an independent state.      last_img read more

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Grant fuels smoke detector program in Decatur County

first_imgGreensburg, In. — With a $5,000 grant from the Decatur County Community Fund through the American Red Cross firefighters and volunteers will install smoke detectors in area homes. Tuesday, August 15 and Friday, August 18 volunteers from Delta Faucet and the Greensburg Fire Department will install the life saving devices.As part of the “Home Fire Safety Campaign” the volunteers will go door-to-door in certain neighborhoods to speak with residents and properly install smoke detectors where needed.The program is also offered to county residents. Here are contact numbers for area departments: Here’s a list of those departments and phone numbers:Westport Community Volunteer Fire Department – 812-591-3473St. Paul Volunteer Fire Department – 317-604-0206New Point Volunteer Fire Department – 812-852-4815Millhousen Volunteer Fire Department – 812-614-1862Letts Community Volunteer Fire Department – 812-593-1025Clarksburg Volunteer Fire Department – 812-527-2115Burney-Clay Township Volunteer Fire Department – 812-663-8198Adams Township Volunteer Fire Department – 812-596-7655Data from the National Fire Protection says three of every five residential fire fatalities resulted in cases where there was no smoke alarm or not a working smoke alarm.Smoke detector batteries should be changed every six months and the alarm should be replaced at least every 10 years.last_img read more

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Pearson: We need five wins

first_img Press Association Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has set his rock bottom side the unlikely challenge of winning half their remaining fixtures to beat the drop. The Foxes were held to a 0-0 draw by visiting Hull in a game they had highlighted as a big chance to get back to winning ways. They even had a numerical advantage for the last 19 minutes following Tom Huddlestone’s sending off, but could not find a cutting edge in attack. Hull manager Steve Bruce had no qualms about Huddlestone’s red card, the midfielder dismissed for the second time this season after being booked in each half. But he was indignant about two decisions that immediately preceded the midfielder’s dismissal. Both Alex Bruce and Michael Dawson were cautioned for what their manager took to be fair challenges, leaving the Tigers boss to question the conduct of the Leicester players. He stepped back from aiming too much vitriol at the opposition, but carefully referenced the midweek antics of Chelsea against Paris St Germain. “I’ve got no problem with Huddlestone’s two yellow cards, but is every challenge now a yellow if you mis-time it?” he said. “It got a bit angry towards the end, but for me the referee booked my two centre-backs for (fair) challenges. “There’s a raging debate about Chelsea in midweek and if we’re not careful…I saw everyone surround Alex for a red card for his challenge. “There wasn’t a nasty challenge in the game yet we’ve had five yellow cards and a sending off. I never saw that coming. “The reason we enjoy the Premier League is its honesty and integrity and if we’re going to go down the route of every other league – jumping around and whinging and trying to get people yellow and red cards – for me that’s not right.” Pearson, whose mood soured visibly during the course of a brief, terse appearance before the press, strongly disagreed. Responding to the journalist who asked him for a response to Bruce’s statement, he said: “How many times have you seen us play this year? “You’re not in a position to judge my players on that. You’re asking me and I’ve told you, ‘No, I don’t think it’s a fair assessment’. Full stop.” At full-time they were left rooted to the foot of the table and seven points adrift of safety, leading to Pearson’s stark analysis. Having won just four times in their first 28 matches, he now wants his side to more than double their tally before the season’s end. “We’ve got 10 games left, six at home and we probably need to win five. Today’s game shows how tough it can be,” he said. “We are in the same sort of position as before. We have six games at home so our home form has to be drastically improved to give us the best chance. “Today I think the players expected to get three points, so it is disappointing to come away with one. “To get the three we needed to be more committed to our attacking play. “I’m not sure we could have played any more of an attacking style, but if players are having a bit of an off day they’re having an off day. “We had an indifferent day with the ball.” last_img read more

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