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Rugby union equipment guide
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Rugby union is a physical, full-contact sport - expect a few bumps while playing.

But with the correct equipment, you can minimise the chances of injuries, as well as increase your enjoyment of playing the game.

And with a little help from BBC Sport Academy, you can get the right protective equipment and footwear to suit your individual needs.

Click on any of the areas shown on the diagram above to find out about the equipment associated with rugby union.

Introduction
Head protection
Gum Shield
Shirt
Shorts
Boots
Ball
Upper body protection

MASTERCLASSES ::
Rugby union masterclass


RULES ::
Rugby union rules

OTHER EQUIPMENT GUIDES ::

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