Thinking About Taking Up Rugby?

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, Thinking About Taking Up Rugby?

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Rugby is an extremely thrilling sport. Men  and women all over the country love rugby because it is fast and a little bit on the rough side too! If watching the 6 Nations Championship has inspired you to take up the sport, you need to prepare.  It’s important, if you really want to enjoy this sport,  to make sure you find a quality store to buy all of your equipment from. But, how do you find the best rugby stores? Well, you need to ask the following questions whenever you are assessing a store’s worth…

, Thinking About Taking Up Rugby?

What products do you sell?

The first question you should always ask is what products the company sells. You need to make sure you can get all of your rugby equipment from the one place. This includes everything from rugby clothing, to training equipment, to mouth guards. The latter is imperative. A lot of men have had to have bone grafting which is a minor surgical procedure after playing rugby because of taking a hit to the face.  I remember my dad having his fare share of injuries when he was playing.

What brands do you sell?

Finding out what brands the company sells is just as important as the products they provide. Why? Well, a top-quality brand is likely to lead to products of an excellent standard. Some of the best brands in the world of rugby include the likes of Gilbert and Canterbury. 

How long do I have to wait to receive my products?

There is no point going for a rugby store if you have to wait weeks and weeks to get your hands on the products you have ordered. Where is the fun in that? Make sure you check out the company’s delivery policy before you commit to buying. 

Can I read some of your reviews?

It is always a good idea to read reviews that have been left by previous customers. This is the best way to get an honest insight into the sports products sold by the company, as well as the service provided. If customers have been generally unhappy this is something you should easily be able to pick up on and thus you know to buy your products from another website instead. 

If you ask the four questions that have been mentioned you should have no trouble narrowing down the array of rugby stores on the web to find the best one for your needs specifically. Just remember to ensure they have a good range of products and brands, as well as positive reviews and a good delivery service.

The complete guide to purchasing rugby balls – Everything you need to know!

No matter how new you may be to the sport of rugby, you are likely to know how essential a ball is to this game. It is one piece of equipment you cannot enjoy the game without. If you take a look at the Internet you will see that there is a huge selection of rugby balls for you to choose from. This can often leave people confused, as they are unsure regarding what to buy. This section of the post aims to give you a helping hand by revealing crucial factors you must take into account when purchasing a rugby ball. So, keep on reading to find out more…

  • Purpose – The first thing you need to do is determine why you are going to use the ball. Are you going to use it to play in a competitive game? Are you purchasing a ball for training purposes? Or, are you merely taking up rugby for a bit of fun? This is important because there are match balls, training balls and recreational balls for you to select from. 
  • Price – Price is a crucial factor when buying any product, and a rugby ball is no different. Nonetheless, you need to be extremely mindful because you don’t want to go for the cheapest ball you find. If you do this you are likely to suffer from a lack of quality. The best thing to do is shop in the sale if you wish to make good savings.
  • Size – There are also various size rugby balls for you to choose from. This includes size three, size four, size four and a half, and size five. The latter is ideal for professional rugby for men, whilst a size four and a half suits women’s rugby. Size three and four balls are suited to junior rugby.
  • Brand – The fourth and final factor you need to consider when purchasing a rugby ball is the brand. There are lots of excellent brands that have a fantastic name in the world of rugby. This includes the likes of Webb Ellis, Canterbury, Mitre, Rhino, Puma, and of course Gilbert. If you purchase a rugby ball from one of these brands you can be confident that you are going to benefit from a product boasting a high level of quality.

All prepared?  Now you can enjoy this beautiful game!

, Thinking About Taking Up Rugby?


  1. , Thinking About Taking Up Rugby?
    Susan B
    February 6, 2020 / 12:21 pm

    The soccer ball caught my eye at the top of the post.
    Yes, rugby is an extremely thrilling sport and it is highly recommended for children to learn about teamwork while getting fit and making new friends.

    • , Thinking About Taking Up Rugby?
      Claire Evans
      February 6, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Haha! Oh, thank you! I used that photo in a previous post- didn’t realise I’d inserted it instead of the rugby one this morning! The right shaped balls do help! I need more coffee- or tea in my case! Thanks so much for commenting and letting me know. Yes, it’s great they seem to play more rugby in schools now, my girls love (tag) rugby but when I was in school only the boys played but rugby has always been a big part of our lives. xxx

      • , Thinking About Taking Up Rugby?
        Susan B
        February 6, 2020 / 5:57 pm

        Same here. Boys played rugby and girls played netball at school. I had to wait until I was at uni to get stuck in to some good games of rugby on crispy mornings in muddy fields. Very character-building!

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    Margaret Gallagher
    February 6, 2020 / 10:59 pm

    Thanks – hadnt realised how much there was to learn

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