The NRL has vowed to do everything in its power to stamp out hip-drop tackles in the women’s competition after a staggering 14 players were charged this season and a number of stars suffered shocking injuries as a result of the illegal act.
It was a massive issue in the NRL earlier in the year that prompted head office to send videos to all clubs showing them what constitutes a hip-drop tackle and the best ways to avoid it.
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It’s led to a sharp reduction in charges, with players doing their best to land on the turf instead of putting their whole body weight on the ball-carrier’s legs.
While there’s a been a…