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On a hot practice field at the Hale Football Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, Chris Ash rolls a large rubber ring across the FieldTurf. A member of the Rutgers defense runs forward, low-slung, helmet glinting in the sun,...

Imagine you’re a linebacker faced with tackling a strong running back. He’s barreling full speed toward you. And he’s big. You want to tackle him, but if you use your head to slow him down he might give you a concussion....

Rugby-inspired tackle program for coaches built off work with Seattle Seahawks

In response to Football’s evolution to a game of greater speed and spread offenses and the sport’s increased call for safety in tackling,...

The Super Bowl pairing is set, as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks both punched their tickets to Glendale, Ariz. Sunday. Both have strong rugby ties.

Wednesday morning, Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks invited Waisale Serevi to the team's last training session before the season opener against the Green Bay Packers. Blue Thursday is in full swing here at the Serevi...

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,...

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