Equipment and Clothing

For Rugby

For all practices and matches, Players and Persons must ensure that the provisions relating to Players’ dress, set out by World Rugby Regulation are complied with in full. The following documents provided by World Rugby and USA Rugby will make it easy for you or your child to be ready for the sport of rugby

Equipment and clothing provided by the Club:
  • Junior players are provided club Shorts/Socks/T-Shirt at the beginning of the season
  • Game jerseys - to be worn by players on game day
  • Practice balls and game balls
  • Tackle bags, scrum machine and other training materials
  • Clubhouse facilities, change rooms, showers
  • Fields for practice and games
  • Kicking tee
Equipment and clothing provided by the players:

ALL clothing and footwear MUST conform to IRB/World Rugby Specifications (Regulation 12)

  • Rugby shorts: black with 4" inseam is the standard club shorts (may not have padding sewn into them)

  • Rugby socks: Club Colours. (Junior members are provided Green Socks)

  • Rugby cleats: 

    • Rugby and soccer cleats are OK. Football and turf cleats are OK as long as they satisfy the criteria.

    • Baseball cleats are not acceptable

      • rounded (circular) studs as long as they are smooth.

      • removable studs may be rubber or aluninum, NOT plastic, and must conform to IRB Specifications

      • moulded rubber multi-studded soles are acceptable provided they have no sharp edges or ridges

      • cleats must not have a stud in the front centre under the toes.

      • high or low cut boots are both accepted

  • Mouth guard - properly fitted.

  • Practice jerseys - something to wear for practices.


Optional equipment:

  • Some players wear padded headgear or shoulder vests, forearm protectors, gloves etc

  • Fingerless mitts, chest pads for women

    • They must be approved by World Rugby and bear an IRB/World Rugby approval tag or mark

  • Players may NOT wear:

    • shorts with padding sewn into them

    • any items that are contaminated by blood

    • anything that is sharp or abrasive

    • Removal of all jewellery, studs, rings, etc.

      • If a stud or ring is not removable it must be covered with gauze/padding and adhesive tape. Should this come off during a game or training you will have to leave the field until a covering has been reapplied.

    • any items containing buckles, clips, rings, hinges, zippers, screws, bolts or rigid material or projection not otherwise permitted under the Law



Note: You will be asked to remove any items not having the IRB/World Rugby mark or tag and will not be allowed onto, or to return to, the field until that has been done. Should you be found in the playing area wearing an item you have been told to remove during a game you will be red carded and sent off for misconduct. The opposition will be awarded a penalty kick at the place where play is restarted.


Look for These Symbols When Buying Your Rugby Equipment:
Where can I purchase rugby supplies, protective gear, apparel ...


Marchant's School Sport ltd. 

849 Progress Ave.
Toronto, ON  M1H 2X4
Phone: 1-877-439-9400  /  416-439-9400


Specialty Sports Supplies 

60 Nugget Avenue 
Scarborough, ON M1S 3A9
Phone: 416-754-7051 


Soccer & Rugby Supplies 

Avanti Sports Group Inc.
7330 Victoria Park Avenue

Markham, Ontario  L3R 1J1
Phone: 905.470.0069