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Is it time to ban the Crusher tackle in the NRL?

Mark Levy & Mark Riddell

South Sydney captain Greg Inglis has revealed the rib damage he sustained in last week’s loss to Melbourne was actually an old injury – sustained ironically enough in a match he played for the Storm against the Rabbitohs.

Inglis was withheld from contact work on Tuesday following a crunching tackle to the ribcage from Melbourne winger Suliasi Vunivalu. “It’s quite funny. I did it playing for Melbourne against Rabbitohs and then on the weekend I did it for the Rabbitohs playing against Melbourne,” said Inglis, who left the Storm after the 2010 season.

Inglis was also lucky to escape injury to his right shoulder following an ugly tackle from Jesse Bromwich in the first half that was overlooked by the match review committee.

Inglis, who was upset with the tackle at the time, was reluctant to criticise the incident. “Nothing really surprises me anymore in this game. Some things are clear and some things ain’t. We’ll just move on,” he said.

Is it time we look at banning the dangerous tackles?

Greg McCallum, former NRL match review boss and referee joined Mark Levy and Mark Riddell to discuss what can be done about dangerous tackles and wrestling moves on the field.

“Well, the solution is that you have to get players to stop doing it, change their attitude. And the only way to do that is to suspend them”.

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Mark Levy & Mark Riddell
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