Body Armour

Canterbury Flexitop Plus Sky/Black Canterbury Flexitop Plus Sky/Black
Cost: £49.99
Kitbag
Gilbert Synergie 12 Padding System Gilbert Synergie 12 Padding System
Cost: £64.99
Kitbag
Gilbert Xact 10 Protection Layer Gilbert Xact 10 Protection Layer
Cost: £49.99
Kitbag
Kooga Rugby Enforcer Vest Kooga Rugby Enforcer Vest
Cost: £31.99
Kitbag
Gilbert Xact Alpha Quest Camo Protection Gilbert Xact Alpha Quest Camo Protection
Cost: £34.99
Kitbag
Kooga Rugby Impact Vest Kooga Rugby Impact Vest
Cost: £49.99
Kitbag
Gilbert Alpha Quest Protection Layer Gilbert Alpha Quest Protection Layer
Cost: £29.99
Kitbag
Canterbury Flexitop Sky/Black Canterbury Flexitop Sky/Black
Cost: £39.99
Kitbag
Puma V-Kon Rugby Protection Shirt - Black. Puma V-Kon Rugby Protection Shirt - Black.
Cost: £34.99
Kitbag
Puma V-Konstrukt Rugby Protection Shirt - Black. Puma V-Konstrukt Rugby Protection Shirt - Black.
Cost: £39.99
Kitbag
Canterbury Elite Contact Jacket - Black. Canterbury Elite Contact Jacket - Black.
Cost: £49.99
Kitbag
Matrix Rugby Union Body Armour Matrix Rugby Union Body Armour
Cost: £39.99
Lovell Rugby
Matrix RugbyUnionBody Armour Youth Matrix RugbyUnionBody Armour Youth
Cost: £32.99
Lovell Rugby
Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Sky Blue Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Sky Blue
Cost: £29.99
Lovell Rugby
Warrior Rugby Body Armour Warrior Rugby Body Armour
Cost: £26.99
Lovell Rugby
Flexitop Plus Body Armour Red-Black Flexitop Plus Body Armour Red-Black
Cost: £49.99
Lovell Rugby
Flexitop Plus BaseLayer Cold Body Armour Black Flexitop Plus BaseLayer Cold Body Armour Black
Cost: £69.99
Lovell Rugby
Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Sky Blue Youths Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Sky Blue Youths
Cost: £29.99
Lovell Rugby
Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Red-Black Youths Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Red-Black Youths
Cost: £29.99
Lovell Rugby
Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Red-Black Flexitop Rugby Body Armour Red-Black
Cost: £29.99
Lovell Rugby
Xact Alpha Quest Rugby Body Armour Xact Alpha Quest Rugby Body Armour
Cost: £29.99
Lovell Rugby
Triflex Rugby Body Armour Womens Triflex Rugby Body Armour Womens
Cost: £34.99
Lovell Rugby
Rugbytech Gladiator Kids Rugbytech Gladiator Kids
Cost: £24.95
EggCatcher
Canterbury Flexitop Plus Jnr Canterbury Flexitop Plus Jnr
Cost: £39.95
EggCatcher
Adidas Protection Vest Adidas Protection Vest
Cost: £26.95
EggCatcher

Body Armour for Rugby Football is all tested and approved by the IRB and if you purchase it make sure it carries the IRB mark. There are many varieties of equipment allowed such as elbow, wrist and knee supports or guards these are made of elasticised materials to fit a multitude of sizes some will have a percentage of solid impact resistance but this must be sown in and not present a danger to opponents. By far the most used item are the shoulder pads or vest containing shoulder pads some also have a panel which protects the chest. This equipment is now manufactured specifically for the female players as well as men.

Evolution of Rugby Protection

The shoulder pads worn in early times were originally made of leather stitched and worn under the shirt. These were quickly outlawed as they were soon found to be dangerous. The nearest to body protection for many years was to have padding sown into the shoulders of shirts. This tended to be only put into the shirts numbered 1 to 5 worn by the front and second rows.
Flexible plastics and polymers have now moved the technology forward and rather like the gum shields a degree of shock absorption can be credited to the latest designs available.

Other Protection

There are many other types of equipment available but perhaps the most common used are the gloves. These are usually a mesh material and do not have ends to the fingers so perhaps a better description is mitts. They are used partly to keep the hands warm in cold weather. But more often when the weather is wet to aid gripping the ball.