Rugby Equipment

Rugby does not require too much equipment. The players are required to wear a rugby shirt (jersey), cleats aka "boots", and rugby shorts. Rugby shorts are made of a thick cotton. There is almost no protective gear worn. Most players choose to wear a mouthguard and some opt for a scrum cap, thin shoulder pads, and shin guards. The scrum cap is worn by players in the scrum (forwards) to protect their ears. WorldRugbyShop is one of the more well-known retailers of rugby gear.

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