Timana Tahu: ‘There’s no such thing as a safer tackle. All we can do is try to lower the risk’ | Emma Kemp

Timana Tahu: ‘There’s no such thing as a safer tackle. All we can do is try to lower the risk’ | Emma Kemp

The Guardian

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The dual-code rugby star suffered a serious concussion 20 years ago and is now at the forefront of research into tackling techniques

It was in a City-Country rugby league game in 2001 that Timana Tahu had a light-bulb moment. Or perhaps, more accurately, a lights-out moment. He made what he describes as a “textbook lower-body tackle”.

“The next thing I remember was sitting on the bench and wondering how I got there,” Tahu tells Guardian Australia.

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