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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…

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