"Dangerous to everyone" - England forward's tackle technique slammed yet again - Ruck

“Dangerous to everyone” – England forward’s tackle technique slammed yet again

Luke Cowan-Dickie’s tackling technique came under the microscope during England’s disastrous defeat against the All Blacks at Twickenham.

The hooker is seen regularly chopping players at the knee, from club fixtures to international with England and the British & Irish Lions

Rarely does the 29-year-old wrap around the player’s legs in the tackle, instead clotheslining the leg which could potentially cause a serious knee injury.

The technique has also seen Cowan-Dickie knock himself out in the past.

One fan wrote: “Those Cowan-Dickie chop tackles are so dangerous – to himself, the opposition, everyone.”

“Luke Cowan Dickie is a dangerous player he no arms tackle almost everytime..refs are bottling pinging him…” said a second.

A third wrote: “Cowan-dickie’s tackle technique is so bad – is def going to break someone’s leg one day and amazed he’s never pinged,”

Chop tackle vs the All Blacks:

Compilation of Luke Cowan-Dickie tackles:

Luke Cowan-Dickie facts:

  1. Cowan-Dickie has previously been dual-registered with both the Cornish Pirates and Plymouth Albion to aid his player development
  2. The hooker scored the opening try of the 2020 European Rugby Champions Cup Final as Exeter defeated Racing 92 to become European champions for the first time
  3. He plays primarily as a hooker but can also play prop

Fans have voted for the 15 greatest England players of all-time, Owen Farrell 6th

Owen Farrell becomes only the third male player to reach 100 caps for England against the All Blacks.

The son of rugby league great and former England centre Andy, Owen has been England captain since 2019 where his leads with his game management and goal-kicking as an option at either fly half or centre.

A product of St George’s School in Harpenden, Owen studied Business at Hertfordshire University. He began playing rugby league aged eight for Wigan St Patricks, like his father. It took Owen little time to impress becoming the then-youngest player to appear in English professional rugby union aged 17 years and 11 days when turning out for Saracens in October 2008.

He had made a powerful impression for England U16, a side he captained, and for the U17 and U18 and U20 teams. Farrell made his full senior debut against Scotland in Murrayfield on 4 February 2012.

His maiden try came against Australia on 2 November 2013. Farrell deputised for captain Dylan Hartley in 2017 and 2018 before being confirmed as captain for the Guinness Six Nations in 2019 and led England to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan later that year.

So, where does that place him among the greatest players to ever represent England?

Fans over on Ranker have been voting on the greatest players in England Rugby. View how the top 20 looks below…

#15. Phil Vickery (73 caps, 1998-2010)

#14. Bill Beaumont (34 caps, 1975-1982)

#13. Will Greenwood (55 caps, 1997-2004)

#12. David Duckham (39 caps, 1969-76)

#11. Maro Itoje (56 caps, 2016-Present)

Maro Itoje of England relies the ball from a line out during the Autumn International Series match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham, London on 19 November 2022 (Photo: Micah Crook/PPAUK)