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Rules of Rugby
Rugby football is a type of football developed at Rugby School in Rugby.. Maximum output with some simple thoughts...
Clothing and footwear for playing
Rugby gear is shirt, shorts, underwear, socks and boots! talk to current players for advice on kit. Some minimal padding is allowed.
Boots are probably the most important item. Before buying them, you may like to read this
Safety and comfort are most important. Keep in mind...
IRB reregulations state that stud length must not exceed 21mm and studs should not burr (create sharp edges when worn down)
forwards play close together and often their feet are stood on by other forwards , sturdier boots offer more protection
forwards require good grip for pushing, individual studs may be better than moulded soles
if you have boots with individual screw in studs you can have more than one set of studs and use studs suitable for the surface you are about to play on
for speed and agility backs may prefer lighter boots with moulded soles
before you buy, try on the boots with the same thickness of sock you will be wearing during a game
buy from a reputable TRADER and specify you want rugby boots
football (soccer) boots may be suitable but tend to be a lighter construction (offering less protection for your feet)