RE: George Norths Pickup of Israel Folaou's attempted tackle.
June 30, 2013, 15:08:33
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This was one of the most bizzare thing I have seen in rugby.
It started with Folau trying to tackle George North who then proceeded to pick him and carry him over his shoulder for some metres while continuing his run.
It must have taken some power to pick up a player that is around 110kg and continue the run with him over his shoulder.
North then got injured as he fell akwardly on his head carrying his own weight and also Israel Folau's.
The rules say that the tackler has to make sure he does not do a spear tackle, and this means that the tackled player is not thrown head downwards.
Not sure if the law accomodates for the tackled player to pick up the tackler and drop them head first, while also landing on their head as well