What is a high tackle in rugby?

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Its a tackle where the arm of the tackler makes contact with a player across the throat or head. It can cause unconsciousness and has caused severe neck injury. Its an immediate sending off offence

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The terms 'up and under', 'Gary Owen'and 'Bomb' all refer to high kicks.

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There is;

A goal kick

Drop Kick

Grubber kick

torpedo kick

Up and Under

Cross field kick

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