From: Richard Every HPRM <email@example.com>
There is a definite issue with Tackler Assist, where there is no clear release before playing the ball.
Both players and referees appear to struggle with its application and interpretation.
If a defender is on their feet and in contact with the ball carrier as the ball carrier goes to ground there has to be a clear release before they can play the ball through the gate.
We are instructing referees to increase their awareness in this area and work to be more effective and consistent. Here is a video to review and identify expectations: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvy32bgICzI
Richard Every | High Performance Referee Manager | USA Rugby
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