Table 4

Initial point of contact (above or below line of the armpit) to the ball carrier for tackles by ball carrier body position expressed per 100 tackle events

(standard tackle height)
Championship cup
(lowered tackle height)
Rate ratio (95% CI)
Carrier uprightn=9086n=2734
 Above armpit line26.323.20.88 (0.81 to 0.96)*
 Below armpit line73.776.81.04 (0.99 to 1.09)
Carrier partially bentn=11 245n=5124
 Above armpit line30.223.80.79 (0.74 to 0.84)*
 Below armpit line69.876.21.09 (1.05 to 1.13)*
Carrier fully bentn=5047n=1382
 Above armpit line41.240.20.97 (0.89 to 1.07)
 Below armpit line58.859.81.02 (0.94 to 1.10)
Carrier divingn=537n=193
 Above armpit line30.720.70.67 (0.48 to 0.95)*
 Below armpit line69.379.31.14 (0.95 to 1.38)
All tacklesn=25 915n=9433
Above armpit line31.026.00.84 (0.80 to 0.88)*
Below armpit line69.074.01.07 (1.04 to 1.10)*
  • *Significant difference (p<0.05)