Word forms: plural , 3rd person singular present
tense rugby tackles
, present participle rugby tackling
, past tense , past participle rugby tackled
To rugby tackle someone means to make them fall over by throwing your arms around their legs or hips.
He rugby tackled her and stole her bag.
He was rugby tackled by a policeman after breaking through police lines.
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