Tackle has to result in a stoppage. If more than one player is doing the tackle they usually give the points to the bloke who got in first.
Incorrect. Im surprised at the amount of stats padding that occurs by champion data and also surprised it has taken some people this long to figure it out. Last week zorko and rockliff both tackled a player and both got 4 points despite the rule of "gang tackles" not counting. depends what the definition of a gang tackle is but a 2 v 1 tackle scenario seems like a gang tackle to me. basically tackles will be awarded to fantasy relevant players CD are likely to have. These types of errors occur week in week out though so it is not uncommon. Gonna suck when it comes down to a close 1 point game.
Dont believe me re watch the brisbane game from last week. Also they gave rockliff an extra handball last week. handballed the ball after the siren and still got awarded +2. Relevant link for the added rockliff handball (skip to the last goal of quater 1 and watch the last minute or so. Looks like handball is clearly after siren)http://www.gameanalyser.afl.com.au/?round=1096&match=10341205&videoQuality=med
Also tackles may be counted if they cause a turn over. So if tackle sticks and opposition turns it over/kicks it out on the full they get a +4.
The judgment of a tackle is somewhat subjective so while you may think one tackle should be counted another may disagree.
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EDIT- FOR REAL DEFINITION
Tackles are recorded when a player stops an opposition player with possession of the ball from getting his kick or handball away in a legal manner. The tacklers action must change the course of play. A tackle will be recorded if a player is legally pushed off his kick or handball resulting in that possession going directly to the opposition or out of bounds on the full. Tackles are NOT recorded if laid in a scrimmage play and / or gang tackles and results in a ball up. A tackle is NOT recorded when in laying a tackle illegally a free kick is conceded.
- Champion Data