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Boots, studs, mud and the AGP

11 months ago By Mark Armstrong

As we prepare for the hand-over of our new AGP pitch we have received many questions about footwear.

First of all to be clear, the pitch should play like a good turf and as such boots should be appropriate. All studs and boots should conform with Regulation 12 which states that boots with a sharp or abrasive edges are prohibited. To be clear there will be signs that will say “Footwear that does not comply with World Rugby Regulation 12 and FIFA Law 4 is prohibited on the artificial grass pitch”

We therefore advise that football type studs and blades will most probably not pass the test. Forwards would be better with longer, standard IRB aluminium studs and backs may prefer a shorter version of this or moulded boots.

Please note, even on mini and junior training and match days, no spectators will be allowed on the AGP and all coaches will need to conform to the above. No flat shoes, heels or even trainers.

Finally muddy or dirty boots will not be allowed onto the pitch.

Failure to conform may result in a team having to train on natural turf and not being allowed onto the AGP. This will be the responsibility of the coaches.

Updated 19:16 - 31 May 2017 by Mark Armstrong

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