Rugby union equipment

A traditional rugby union kit consists of a jersey and shorts, long rugby socks and boots with studs. The other main piece of equipment is the rugby ball.

Famous Rugby Jerseys, early 1920s boys' magazine illustration of the playing stripes of the top clubs and countries

Some modest padding is allowed on the head, shoulders and collarbone, but it must be sufficiently light, thin and compressible to meet World Rugby standards.[1] Players may wear a mouthguard to guard against concussion and chipping of the teeth.


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