Skinned knees may just quickly be a factor of the previous in rugby union after the game’s governing frame amended its regulations to permit gamers in any respect ranges to put on tights or leggings all through video games.
Legislation 4 of the game, which covers gamers’ clothes, in the past handiest accredited ladies to put on “cotton mix tights or leggings, with unmarried within seam below their shorts and socks”, however has now been prolonged to all individuals with rapid impact, International Rugby stated.
The modification has been applied on “welfare and accessibility grounds” amid the expanding use of synthetic surfaces.
“With some gamers liable to abrasions on synthetic surfaces, the verdict provides gamers the approach to put on tights or leggings as a preventative measure, maximising get entry to to the sport,” International Rugby stated.
“International Rugby may even paintings with unions and registered synthetic turf suppliers to make sure that rigorous best-practice upkeep programmes are seen that minimise the chance of abrasions, in particular in the case of brushing and watering particularly in scorching prerequisites.”