RFL decide not to outlaw controversial shoulder charge technique

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SHOULDER charges will continue to be deemed legal in all Rugby Football League (RFL) run competitions until the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) concludes its own consultation on the technique.

The NRL in Australia banned the technique for next season but the RFL will follow the lead of the RLIF on the matter, meaning the shoulder charge is set to be legal at the start of 2013 competitions.

The technique currently remains legal under international rules and will remain so in domestic competitions including Super League, Championships, Challenge Cup and community leagues, pending the completion of the RLIF consultation process.


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