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Rugby union equipment guide
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As with any sport, rugby union requires a few pieces of specialist equipment.

Union is a physical, full-contact sport - so expect a few knocks while playing.

But with the proper equipment, you can reduce the chances of injuries, as well as enjoy playing the game more.

Click on the above to get details on each bit of equipment.





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