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Long sleeve pands
William Francois Steenkamp
Match Official Trainer
Namibia

Hi,

Few years ago it was part of Regulation 12 that long sleeve pands are not allowed in rugby.

I just saw the pas weeken at the Canada 7's that players wearing long sleeve pands.

I did check up in Regulation 12, but couldt find anything about it. 

Did they removed it and when?

Regards

 

William Steenkamp

Namibia

Posted 14 Mar 2017 03.05pm
Werner Cromm
Match Official Educator
Germany
Posted 14 Mar 2017 03.05pm
William Francois Steenkamp
Match Official Trainer
Namibia

Hi Werner,

Thanks for the reply, but 5.2 refering to additional clothing for women.

i'm refering to men, as some of the players at Vacouver the past weekend did wear long tights.

 

William

Posted 14 Mar 2017 04.05pm
William Francois Steenkamp
Match Official Trainer
Namibia

Sorry Werner, meaning 4.2

Posted 14 Mar 2017 04.05pm
Mark Harrington
World Rugby Head of Technical Services
Ireland

That was a temporary dispensation for that tournament only as the artificial turf in Las Vegas had caused some abrasions and this leg of the SWS came so soon after and was also on artificial.

 

To be clear - long sleeve leggings are still not allowed

Posted 15 Mar 2017 12.05pm
Scott Harland
World Rugby Master Trainer
Canada

I also saw the long pants.


The law remains the same, but there might have been an exception allowed due to the abrasive nature of the artificial turf in Las Vegas and Vancouver. THe turf is watered through the day but still some players are losing skin to the turf, and tights are a safe and convenient way to protect the players.

 

Posted 15 Mar 2017 12.05pm
Scott Harland
World Rugby Master Trainer
Canada

Beat me by three minutes, Mark! Thanks.

Posted 15 Mar 2017 12.05pm
William Francois Steenkamp
Match Official Trainer
Namibia

Thank you Mark. Much appreciated.

 

William

Posted 15 Mar 2017 01.05pm


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