Can I buy rugby equipment from Anaconda?
Yes, you can. Originating in England in the mid-19th Century, rugby is a contact sport that is played by two teams of fifteen players, using an oval-shaped ball on a rectangular field. Loved by millions around the world, rugby is the perfect combination of speed and power, and the Rugby World Cup is the third most watched sporting event across the globe. So whether you are looking for that perfect ball for a game down the park with your friends, or whether you are training to be the next Wallaby superstar, shop our range of rugby gear today.
How do I buy rugby equipment from Anaconda?
To purchase our selection of rugby equipment, browse through the selection above, click on your item and just follow the onscreen instructions right through to checkout. We accept all major payment methods, including Visa, MasterCard and PayPal. Our website is fully secure and easy to use, and we will deliver right to your door in just 2-5 days. See here for more information regarding delivery times and costs. Alternatively, pop into one of our stores nationwide where one of our team will be happy to help.
Why should I play rugby?
Playing rugby has many different health benefits and engaging in the sport can help to improve your cardiovascular system, develop stamina and build strength. However, playing rugby does not only have a positive impact on your physical health, but the game also helps with the development of cognitive and social skills. Studies have shown that playing rugby can also increase self-confidence, reduce stress and build resilience.
Do I need to wear protective gear for playing rugby?
There is a lot of different equipment available that has been designed for effective injury prevention while playing rugby. From shoulder pads to jerseys with removable pads, protective wear has been designed to protect the parts of the body that are most at risk when playing. It is considered, however, that the most important items of protective wear are mouth guards and headgear.
Check out our selection of mouthguards designed to protect your teeth and help to prevent concussions. You need to ensure that you change your mouth guard around every two years, and always clean and dry it before storage. You can clean your mouth guard with toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove the build-up of bacteria.
Rugby players do not wear the harder helmets that are seen in Aussie or American football, but some players do choose to wear a skull cap. This is a soft head cover that will help to prevent cuts and abrasive injuries to the head as well as helping to prevent ‘cauliflower ears’.
Is there anything else I need to remember?
Before engaging in any physical activity, it is very important that you warm up your body first, from around 10 to twenty minutes depending on the exercise. This will help to prepare muscles and joints and alongside regular stretching will help to aid muscle recovery. It is also important to always use good techniques and practices and to know your body’s limits. Seek medical advice if you have any concerns.