England U21 boss Stuart Pearce believes the loss of trust between pros in the Premiership is contributing to the horror tackles being seen.
"When you are running at someone with pace, you have to trust they are going for the ball and, possibly, a little bit of trust has gone out of the game," Pearce said. "That's what may have possibly created what you are seeing at the moment. Lack of trust or cowardice? I think it is somewhere between the two."