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Super Bowl champs use rugby to tackle safety concerns

Coach Pete Carroll of Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks. Photo: NBC

Coach Pete Carroll of Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks. Photo: NBC

If it is “common knowledge” that rugby is the father of American football, as some claim, in the US the game can nonetheless seem more like an eager but overlooked child, jumping up and down at the back of the schoolroom, eager for rare and fleeting recognition. This week, however, rugby received a tribute straight from the top of the class.

The head coach of the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks, Pete Carroll, narrates a training video in which he explains his team’s approach to tackling and its relevance to concerns about safety in football:

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