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    Default I know I know LEGGINGS

    OK.
    Never bothered to read the infamous Leggings Thread, so just after a simple answer please?

    Leggings AKA Long Tights.
    1.Women/Girls = Legal???
    2. Men/Boys = Illegal???

    And yes, this is a serious question.
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    In short yes

    However here in RFU land some apprentice decided to write in the "RFU magazine" that "youth players could wear them if it is cold"

    That said I noticed that a number of the Fiji players were wearing them in the 7's at the weekend, assuming this had something to do with the artificial surface?
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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    ... and a couple of US players. Those without leggings looked like mummies with all the tape on their legs.

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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    here in RFU-land that Touchline magazine article is long gone, and I'd be amazed if anyone outside RR.COM could still cite it.
    (it's quite rare to find anyone who has ever read Touchline magazine at all!)

    So I think in RFU-land it's a common sense approach,
    - men and older age groups - eg U18 - illegal
    - U6/U7/U8 yes, let them wear tights if they want to

    in between, a common sense approach is used, how cold, how old, what level of game etc.

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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    So basically it's a RFU thing rather than a WR thing? Nothing in Reg 12
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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    Not quite
    - The Laws dictate what clothes can be worn
    - leggings are not listed so they can't be worn (a clarification was issued to confirm that they don't count as underwear, which can be worn)
    - WR issued a policy about two years ago saying that females could wear them.

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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    - WR issued a policy about two years ago saying that females could wear them.
    and indeed issued a Laws Book with Indian women on the cover wearing them. IIRC that was prior to the clarification - and may have driven it.
    Don't feed the pedant!

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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    We have been told by the Society Secretary in writing that the following interpretation applies:

    "You are reminded that RFU Regulation 15.13.2 makes it clear that anyone in the age-range 6-18 may wear any base layer constructed from approved materials. Leggings and tights are permissible whatever the weather and whatever the sex. You should not request removal of such items."

    I therefore obey.
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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    It is only a matter of time boys, the PC world will have control. Leggings will be in, probably even before a player already on the ground cannot play the ball if it alights upon him/her/it.

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    Default Re: I know I know LEGGINGS

    Quote Originally Posted by The Fat View Post
    So basically it's a RFU thing rather than a WR thing? Nothing in Reg 12
    i'd suggest contacting Society, NSWRU, ARU, etc
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