Slo-Mo: The Ultimate Tackle With Joe Launchbury

Moving Mountains

by VICE Sports
10 September 2015, 2:30pm

Moving Mountains

Joe Launchbury – England Rugby Lock & Samsung Ambassador

Joe Launchbury is used to stopping man-mountains of muscle in their tracks. Here, as part of the Samsung School of Rugby, he takes us through the ultimate tackle, driving an opponent backwards while knocking them off balance in order to bring them to the ground. The six-foot-six, 18 stone, second-row player knows that brute force is vital – but it isn't the only element.

The Samsung School of Rugby brings insight and tips from legends of the English game, such as Martin Johnson and Lawrence Dallaglio, and focuses on key skills of the sport to create tutorials with a twist.

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