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The rugby-inspired tackling method that has transformed the way the Seattle Seahawks and some major college teams play football is now being offered as a comprehensive online training program by Seattle-based Atavus...

September 9, 2015 - Seattle was already an epicenter for rugby-inspired tackling methods. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll champions the cause with his “Hawk Tackle” video, and Washington coaches, after experimenting with some...

There’s been a lot of talk in rugby and football circles about the influence of one sport over the other in terms of tackling and converting crossover athletes, and ATAVUS Coach Emilie Bydwell said there are certainly...

Botha has no regrets about his failed NFL career bid as young bloods make the crossover

 
NICK KARIUKI
IN 1983 Naas Botha left South Africa and rugby to try to make it in the US as a place kicker in American football.
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Seattle was already an epicenter for rugby-inspired tackling methods. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll champions the cause with his “Hawk Tackle” video, and Washington coaches, after experimenting with some rugby drills in the...

If it is “common knowledge” that rugby is the father of American football, as some claim, in the US the game can nonetheless seem more like an eager but overlooked child, jumping up and down at the back of the schoolroom,...