RUGBY BOOTS GUIDE - LEARN WHAT BOOTS TO WEAR AND WHY
What Rugby Boots suit you the best
Welcome Today We'll talk about what rugby boots should i be wearing. If you like, the contents of this channel, make sure you subscribe and press the notification bell, and this will tell you when we upload new content, if you've enjoyed this video, make sure you give us a like, so i often see players wearing The wrong footwear and as a young player, i could admit that i didn't actually know what footwear i should be wearing.
So there are things that you need to take into consideration when choosing a pair of rugby boots. One of the biggest things to consider is the pitch conditions. Is the pitch wet, muddy or dry, or are you playing on an artificial pitch? So if the pitch is muddy, soft wet - i'm gonna need a bigger stud.
If the conditions are dry, the pitch is hard or if i'm on an artificial pitch, i'm to need a slightly smaller stud, but it's, not as simple as that, because in rugby we have different positions And different positions demand different footwear, so first we'll talk about what boots you need as a forwards rugby blur.
Check the ground conditions suitable for each type of rugby boot
So in the front row we have the big boys. These are props and a hooker. This position demands a boot with a lot of studs. You're, going to have eight big players from the opposition, pushing against you and you're, going to have five players from your team.
Pushing behind you, you're, going to need all the grip you can get so in muddy, wet conditions. We recommend eight studs are needed in this position and here are some good examples of boots with eight studs .
Various brands will make these boots over the years. Adidas are really supporting rugby and providing boots of a really good quality. As you can see in amongst the metal studs, there are also molded studs, so players in the front row, props and hookers are predominantly going to be placed around rocks in rugby.
A lot of securing the ball pushing and wrestling against other players running short distances. A lot of getting up and down making tackles back onto your feet being tackled. So these boots aren't built for speed.
This isn't football. Okay, we're, not just running around a pitch. We have got people trying to push us tacklers and wrestlers off a ball in better conditions and artificial pitches. I would reduce the amount of studs and reduce the length of the stud, depending on the pitch you're playing on what we would recommend is having a couple pairs of boots.
Change Rugby boots to suit the conditions
So you ' Ve got the option to change and meet the conditions you'll be playing in and our top tip make sure you ' Ve got your stud keys. So now we'll, move on to second row and back row players.
So you've got locks flankers and a number eight the locks are gonna need a boot with again good stability. As this providing the support to the hookers and the props locks are the main driving force of the scrum.
If you don't have the correct rugby footwear, you're, going to struggle to get a good push onto the props and the hookers flankers and number eights are going to need a boot that provides more speed but also provides the stability In the scrum, so what you'll see is now players in these position wearing boots that i refer to as hybrids.
So you have the mixture of the rugby boot studs and the molded ore blade. The good thing about these boots, especially adidas, is that you can change the stud length. Adidas do offer different studs. They'll, offer a football stud, a soft ground and a very soft ground stud.
So you ' Ve got the options to change your rugby boot very quickly, so, depending on the pitch conditions, you can just simply just change the studs. So now we move on to the backs, and these players need a boot that offers more speed.
So you ' Ll often see these players wearing those similar to the flankers and number eight, so they'll, be wearing the hybrid boots or you often see them wearing boots. With six foot and on hard surfaces you '
Rugby boots for kicking
Ll often see these players wearing molded boots, wingers and fullbacks will often kick so. They'll need a boot that offers this other kicking to, consider will be, will be conversions and penalty kicks and our biggest tip is make sure you have two pairs of boots, you never know they might get damaged or the conditions might change.
So, ladies and gents, i hope this will help you when you're buying your next pair of boots. Only four percent of my viewers are my subscribers. So if you haven't done so already make sure you subscribe press the notifications bell, and this will let you know when we release our new contents.
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