Rugby Equipment List for Players
Cleats – There are cleats specifically made for rugby, but soccer cleats will be fine. Football cleats are illegal in rugby because of the toe cleat. You will hear cleats called “boots” as well.
Mouthguard – There are a lot of choices out there. You do not want the kind that has a tether, like they use in football since there is no helmet to attach to. Make sure you ‘boil and bite’ the mouthguard before you come to practice so you get a proper fit. All mouthguards will have instructions on how to fit them.
Custom AYR-color mouthguards are available from AYR sponsor Atlanta Orthodontic Specialists for $40.
Compression shorts – They should be short enough so they do not extend beyond the length of the shorts. http://www.worldrugbyshop.com/departments-compression-gear-shorts.html
For Forwards – Headgear: This is optional, but many forwards, those who are in the scrum, wear scrum caps. These are not football helmets! Scrumcaps help with the rubbing of heads that happens while the scrum is engaged. http://www.worldrugbyshop.com/departments-protective-gear-scrum-caps.html