Why Do Rugby Players Tape Their Wrists? (Explained)

When you watch a rugby match, you’ll probably notice that some players wear tape around their wrists. This article takes a detailed look at why rugby players do so. And if you’re starting out in rugby and would like to give tape a try, we’ve got some advice on how to do it properly. Why … Read more

Can You Wear Gloves In Rugby? (Explained)

If you watch footage of the 2003 Rugby World Cup, you’ll notice that a lot of players were wearing gloves. You’re far less likely to see gloves on a rugby pitch now. As the days get a little colder, you may be thinking that a cozy pair of gloves would be a perfect choice for … Read more

Do Rugby Players Wear Shin Guards? (Explained)

Rugby players traditionally wear their socks rolled up to the knee. So, it’s not obvious if they are wearing shin pads. If you’re getting ready to join a club session for the first time, you may be wondering if you should go and buy a pair. But you probably shouldn’t grab the nearest pads in … Read more

Glasses, Contacts, And Goggles In Rugby

If you’ve watched a rugby match, you probably noticed that the players don’t wear glasses. So, you may be wondering if rugby players are allowed to wear spectacles. And if they’re not, are they allowed use any corrective eyewear? This article reviews the use of glasses, contact lenses, and sports goggles in Rugby Union. Can … Read more

How To Clean Rugby Boots (Explained)

Your first rugby match on a muddy field will make you wonder: can you take a shortcut to cleaning your boots by using the washing machine? How about throwing them into the dryer afterward? If you’ve been playing for a few months, you also may be looking for tips to get the smell out of … Read more

Why Do Rugby Players Shave Their Legs? (Explained)

Many professional rugby players shave their legs, and it’s becoming more common in amateur and social leagues. Players shave their legs to: Prevent leg hair from being torn when removing strapping Assist healing around wounds and injuries Avoid skin irritation from frequent massages Improve the appearance of muscles Yes, the last reason is basically to … Read more

Why Do Rugby Players Tape Their Thighs?

The most common reason for rugby players to tape both thighs is to aid with being lifted in a lineout. Tape and bandages on only one thigh are usually to support a minor injury. This article gives a detailed explanation of using tape for lineout jumpers. We also have a step-by-step pictorial guide on how … Read more