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Whatever happened to the secret ninja finger hold?

Generations of rugby league coaches and players have worked long and hard to come up with ways to prevent the other team from making ground. Some of this creativity has been embraced, while other ideas have had a frostier reception. In the last couple of weeks, we’ve begun documenting the how, who, when and whys.

The beginnings of articles for tackles ranging from the rather tame one-leg lift through to the wince-inducing ripper tackle have been created on the wiki. There are quotes and explanations for techniques such as the grapple tackle, crusher tackle and chicken wing tackle.

And we’re still searching for information on the mysterious secret ninja finger hold move that Phil Gould mentioned in his newspaper column. If you know the ways of the finger hold, you know what to do…

UK wheelchair rugby league

League For All Wheelchair Rugby League logoThe Rugby Football League has unveiled its new wheelchair tag rugby league competition structure. [Link/Archived]

Wheelchair tag is probably the most inclusive variant of rugby league football. Everyone can play together. People of different ages, both sexes, disabled and non-disabled all compete on the same court. The sport can be just as tough as the running game, featuring some big hits of its own. The laws of wheelchair tag have adapted to the practicalities of a wheelchair-based sport, for example replacing kicks with punches, while retaining the characteristics common to all versions of rugby league.

Articles has been started on the wiki for three wheelchair competitions:

Doing a great job: Men of League

An article on the Men of League Foundation is now on the wiki. I hadn’t heard of this charity before, likely because I’m the UK. It’s a really impressive effort. Starting in 2002, it aims to “assist Rugby League players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators, from ALL levels of the Game, and members of their families who have fallen on hard times” in Australia. The scope is enormous. But so is the generous response of the community: around 15000 people are already members.

Have a read. Have a go at improving it, if you like.

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