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This term also applies in football to performing the exact same move, and I would've edited this entry and the football terminology entry, but I couldn't figure out how. 22.214.171.124 00:12, 23 March 2006 (UTC)
What type of football are you talking about? The article is largely Aussie-centric so I imagine you're coming from a Gridiron background where the term "spear tackle" is also used. Htra0497 16:40 30 June 2006 (AET)
American Football uses the term 'spear' to refer to anybody using their body as a spear (head out, arms by side), whether it be in attack or defence. This has been added to the article. Crazy Americans!
The type of tackling described for gridiron football is a completely different concept, so I'm going to split it into a separate article. Ilikeeatingwaffles (talk) 19:25, 16 November 2013 (UTC)
Article and reference no longer match (RugbyRefs.com)
While fixing the URL of the RugbyRefs.com reference (http://www.rugbyrefs.com/wiki/index.php?title=Tip_Tackles, ref #1 on the article) I noticed that the Wikipedia article and reference article no longer match. The reference now has a more detailed definition of a tip/spear tackle. Someone better versed in both Rugby and Wikipedia writing than I might want to update the opening section with the new info. YourOtherLeft (talk) 15:40, 20 September 2015 (UTC)