Tapes for Protection

Athletic Tape 25mm x 2 rolls Athletic Tape 25mm x 2 rolls
Cost: £2.50
Lovell Rugby
Wonder Tape Wonder Tape
Cost: £1.99
Lovell Rugby
Athletic Tape 50mm x 1 Roll Athletic Tape 50mm x 1 Roll
Cost: £3.99
Lovell Rugby
Elastic Adhesive Bandage Elastic Adhesive Bandage
Cost: £3.99
Physioroom
Mueller Zinc Oxide M-Tape Team Colours Mueller Zinc Oxide M-Tape Team Colours
Cost: £3.99
Physioroom
Mueller M-Wrap Foam Underwrap Mueller M-Wrap Foam Underwrap
Cost: £1.99
Physioroom
5cm Trainers Tape 5cm Trainers Tape
Cost: £3.99
Physioroom
Steroplast Cohesive Bandage Steroplast Cohesive Bandage
Cost: £2.99
Physioroom
Mueller Tape Adhesive (120ml) Mueller Tape Adhesive (120ml)
Cost: £9.99
Physioroom
Mueller 7.5cm Tear-Light Elastic Adhesive Tape Mueller 7.5cm Tear-Light Elastic Adhesive Tape
Cost: £5.99
Physioroom
Mueller Grip Tape Mueller Grip Tape
Cost: £4.99
Physioroom
3.8cm Trainers Tape 3.8cm Trainers Tape
Cost: £3.99
Physioroom
Cohesive Elastic Bandage Cohesive Elastic Bandage
Cost: £2.99
Physioroom
Taping Starter Kit Taping Starter Kit
Cost: £14.99
Physioroom
Mueller Taping Starter Kit Mueller Taping Starter Kit
Cost: £19.99
Physioroom
Mueller 5cm Tear-Light Elastic Adhesive Tape Mueller 5cm Tear-Light Elastic Adhesive Tape
Cost: £4.99
Physioroom
Mueller Tape Remover (120ml) Mueller Tape Remover (120ml)
Cost: £9.99
Physioroom
Mueller Zinc Oxide Perform Porous Tape Mueller Zinc Oxide Perform Porous Tape
Cost: £4.99
Physioroom
Mueller Stretch M Elastic Adhesive Tape Mueller Stretch M Elastic Adhesive Tape
Cost: £5.49
Physioroom
Mueller Mlastic Cohesive Stretch Tape Mueller Mlastic Cohesive Stretch Tape
Cost: £4.99
Physioroom
Mueller 4cm Tear-Light Elastic Adhesive Tape Mueller 4cm Tear-Light Elastic Adhesive Tape
Cost: £4.99
Physioroom
Mueller Tape Remover (300ml) Mueller Tape Remover (300ml)
Cost: £15.99
Physioroom

Players of all levels can tape various parts of the body to help protect against injury. The most common uses are to use a thin elastic tape for taping fingers to add strength to joints and aid ball retention. Ankles and wrists can be taped with zinc oxide products of varying widths and if you prefer you can use underwrap to stop chafing and add shock protection. Zinc Oxide tapes are also used to protect shoulder joints from contact damage. Other areas which can be strapped are elbows and knees, although many players prefer to use supports for these areas.

Tapes for Lineout Jumpers

Tape is often used to aid the lifters grip with lineout jumpers and the normal method is to use a wide elastic tape which is not very sticky, this is then held in place with plastic electrical or equivalent tape. The other method available for jumpers is to use tape adhesive which can be sprayed onto the thighs, if you use this method then you need to ensure you have a supply of the removal fluid or spray. The adhesive spray can also be used on the hands to aid grip, this is particularly useful in wet conditions, again it will need removal prior to washing.

Safe taping

Taping although of great benefit is a skill that requires training to complete correctly. This is usually an activity completed by the team physio and under no circumstances should you tape yourself unless you have received instruction in the correct application.