Optimum Razor protective top provides full length lightweight Lycra, with strategically placed e.V.A. Padding on shoulders, sternum and biceps for maximum protection which can be easily removed for washing.
- Extra long length Lyrca top
- Strategically placed EVA padding
- 10mm padded shoulders
- 5mm bicep and sternum padding
- Removable pads for washing
These days if you are going to play rugby at a decent standard you need to protect yourself. Players are bigger, stronger, faster and the hits are bigger. Obviously crash helmets such as those worn in grid-iron are not what you need ot want. You need to be sensible without turning your body into a lethal weapon. Hence, a razor protective top is essntial along with a razor headguard. Optimum Sports give you the highest quality protection whether you are a beginner or play at the highest level. So here is a list of a few esential rugby items you will need before you enter the field of play:
Rugby Shirts and Shorts
The best shirts and shorts are strong, figure-hugging, lightweight, and comfortable. The shirt and shorts will need to withstand lots of pulling and tugging.
Modern rugby shirts are water-resistant jerseys. Manufacturers make them from synthetic fibres. They have replaced the old traditional cotton jersey shirt. The older types had a tendency to become heavy during a rainy match.
The benefit of wearing rugby clothing applies for school training as much as the big game. The fit should be snug enough to avoid getting ripped but not too big and baggy.
Gum shields for rugby help to reduce jaw injuries, a concussion, and protect a player’s teeth and gums. The rugby gum shield, or mouthguard, is one of the most important pieces of equipment for rugby.
Even so, it is not one you would usually share with your teammates!
As a rule, rugby gum shields and mouthguards are individually moulded by a dentist. The mold them to fit inside the top half of the mouth.
The cheapest gum shield is the ‘boil in the bag‘ version. It moulds to your mouth using hot water to soften the material, after which you suck on it for a few minutes.
Using modern technology, rugby balls are now made from much better quality materials than the olden days. Balls were originally made of hand-stitched leather. That became amazingly heavy during wet and rainy games. The ball became cumbersome to handle and slippery.
Present-day balls get made from waterproof materials. That improves the player’s overall handling and kicking skills, especially on muddy pitches.