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High Tackle


  • The referee should assess that foul play has occurred since it is not an accident.
  • It is a high tackle, since the tackler’s arm is used.
  • Head contact has occurred, from the tackler’s arm.
  • The degree of danger is high based on the video signs: Arm swings forward prior to contact - Tackler is attempting an active/dominant tackle - Tackler speed and/or acceleration into tackle is high

Initial decision:

Red card


Factors against: tackler has clear line of sight

Factors for: none

Factors against outweigh factors for and so no mitigation and sanction not reduced by one level

Final decision:

Red card