The mystery tackle is a fixture of Irish rugby for over a century.
But, since its creation in 1967, the box has never been used by the team, or the club, that produced it.
Now, the question is: what would happen if the box were to be moved to the sideline?
And the answer to that is… well…
we don’t know.
The mystery tackle was first introduced to Irish rugby in the 1970s.
That was when it was discovered that a player who was tackled at full-back had a small hole in his helmet which had been plugged with a tape.
This hole would allow the referee to see if the tackle was illegal.
It was only later, in the 1980s, that the Irish Rugby Union introduced a rule which stipulated that if a tackle was made against a player with a hole in their helmet, it would be treated as an illegal touch.
In the last few years, there has been a lot of talk about the box’s use.
One of the things that has been discussed is that it could be used to penalise opponents, but there are no figures on how many times it has been used.
What has been known is that the referee would need to see the player with the hole to make a ruling.
As a result, the rule has not been used much.
However, one thing that is still not known is how many people have been penalised for the tackle.
“What has happened in the last 20 years has been, in my opinion, quite amazing,” says Brian O’Driscoll, who has worked for the Irish rugby association for more than 30 years.
He has spent many nights watching footage of tackles made against players with holes in their helmets, and said it was the most common reason why he saw the tackle box move from the sideline to the playing area.
“In my experience, if you look at the game as a whole, the tackle is never used against a person that is wearing a helmet,” he says.
There are also a number of reasons why the box might not have the power to do much to discourage illegal touches.
First, it is often the case that the tackle will be made from the same angle as the tackle, and therefore the tackle cannot be ruled illegal.
This would make it difficult to determine if the player is going to be tackled, and the tackle could be missed.
Secondly, it might be the case where the tackle would have to be made by someone who is a better player than the opponent.
If the tackle were to have to come from a player that is quicker, then it might not be the best tackle to make, because that person is more likely to make contact with the player before the tackle can be made.
Thirdly, it could not be determined if the person that made the tackle has a helmet.
While it is common for people to say they are not guilty of a tackle, it can be argued that a tackle made by a player without a helmet could be a deliberate act.
Fourthly, there is a belief that the box would be less useful in games against opponents.
And fifthly, in order to use it, the referee needs to be able to see all of the players on the field.
Brian O’Dricoll is one of those who believes that the rule could be modified to encourage more tackles made by the players wearing helmets.
“The rule was introduced to allow the referees to see who was playing, and to see what they were doing on the pitch.
So you can’t have the referee going to the tackle and then having to decide if the ball has crossed the line or not,” he explains.
At the moment, there are three types of tackle boxes: the box for tackling, the side of the box that is used to play the game and the box where the referee can see the tackle being made.
“If the referee has to be there and the referee is going down to the line, it’s probably a better way to use the tackle because the referee sees more,” O’Devic says.
But, while the rule is in place, there isn’t much that is known about how it would work.
An article in The Irish Times last week highlighted the need for the rule to be modified.
Irish Rugby Union (IRU) General Manager Pat Lam said that the rules were “absolutely the best way to protect players against illegal contact”.
“If it’s a challenge, the ball should be brought out of the play,” he said.
“[But] it’s not a rule that is going up the ladder, it has to go through the rules, and then be tested against the rules.
“So if you’re going to try and play against the officials, then there is no way that you can get away with it.”
While there is some concern that a rule change could