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There have been tackles aplenty made.

Video emerges highlighting all the mistakes referees have made in Autumn Internationals

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Rugby Union's Autumn Internationals are in full swing.

This next round of fixtures over the coming weekend brings the curtain down on the 2018 calendar year for the majority of the nations taking part.

The giants of Southern Hemisphere Rugby Union have made the journey north to contest fixtures against their counterparts from the other side of the equator. 

This year's November Autumn Internationals will be the final time that the sides will meet each other before the World Cup in Japan next September.

However, there have been numerous talking points throughout the fixtures, including the amount of perceived dangerous tackles that have gone unpunished with no yellow cards, no red cards or citing in many of the cases.

A rugby Twitter account, SmallClone, produced a video of all the incidents and tackles that have gone unpunished throughout the Autumn Internationals, many including dangerous high tackles on opponents. 

Watch the video here further down this article.

England head coach Eddie Jones, who guided the Red Rose to a 35-15 win over Japan at Twickenham last Saturday, feels tackling needs to be made safer in the sport.

"Yes it is inevitable, but so be it. If the game's going to be better then that's the price you've got to pay," Jones said.

"I was involved in the original committee about the tackle height and we need to make the game safer.

"Has common sense been applied to the law? The law is right and we need to keep moving in that direction. Everyone said when they brought in outlawing the tip tackle that it would be a horrific situation.

"Within six months no-one talks about a tip tackle now. It's out of the game, it's a safer game for the players and it's the same thing that will happen with the tackle law.

"There will be an adjustment period that is always difficult, but we'll get through that adjustment period and the game will be safer."

Topics:
England Rugby
Ireland Rugby
Wales Rugby
New Zeland Rugby
Scotland Rugby
Australia Rugby
South Africa Rugby
Rugby Union

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