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Scrum cap

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The Scrum cap is a form of headgear used by rugby players to protect the ears in the scrum, which can otherwise suffer injuries leading to the condition commonly known as cauliflower ears Although originally designed for forwards they are now worn by players of all positions, even those who don't play in the scrum A prominent back to wear a scrum cap is Leigh Halfpenny who removes his to kick for goal

A simpler alternative to a cap, and used by many players, is a thin strip of foam or cloth and electrical tape wrapped around the ears like a head band

Contents

  • 1 Construction
  • 2 Concussive protection
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Constructionedit

The scrum cap was first used by the Christ's College Finchley's 1st XV,1when and Eurig Evans is credited with its design The traditional scrum cap was constructed of a thin cloth helmet with padding over the ears, held in place by a strap—but modern models are typically made from thin foam

The headgear is strictly defined by Regulation 122 of the IRB as being made of soft, thin materials Stiff materials, such as plastics, are expressly forbidden, and buckles are not permitted Regulation 122 also gives details regarding the testing standards for this headgear All headgear to be worn in rugby union must carry an IRB approval logo

Concussive protectionedit

Since the early 1990s, other players have taken to wearing padded headgear This is intended to protect from cuts and head injuries that can occur from incidental contact in tackles or at rucks Whilst they may prevent some cuts and abrasions, such headgear has not been shown to reduce concussive injury3

See alsoedit

  • Rugby union equipment
  • Rugby union
  • Rugby league
  • Scrum machine

Referencesedit

  1. ^ 1 https://firepowersportcom/history-of-scrum-caps/
  2. ^ "REGULATION 12 PROVISIONS RELATING TO PLAYERS’ DRESS", IRB
  3. ^ McIntosh, Andrew S; McCrory, Paul; Finch, Caroline F; Best, John P; Chalmers, David J; Wolfe, Rory 2009 "Does Padded Headgear Prevent Head Injury in Rugby Union Football" Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 41 2: 306–13 PMID 19127196 doi:101249/MSS0b013e3181864bee 

External linksedit

  • Protecting the rugby player

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