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    Gents (and any Ladies on the forum).


    https://www.amazon.co.uk/BREATHABLE-...sports&sr=1-39

    Anyone know if these are allowed on the field. If not anyone got any suggestions (for playing with).

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    I would say no, it's not allowed - arm padding of this type does not appear as one of the permitted "additional items" of clothing under Law 4.3 or under Reg 12.

    In any case, why are you (or someone else) considering wearing such a thing? It might provide a bit of comfort against contact, but won't prevent any serious injury to the wearer; if it's being worn because of an existing or recently recovered injury then its only benefit is psychological.
    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you... you must be a rugby referee!

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    There's a healed broken arm involved. The thinking was to give a bit of padding to give a little bit of protection.

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    4.3.a - Washable supports made of elasticated or compressible materials.

    It looks elasticated and its padding is foam based so compressible. Not sure if it's washable as the description doesn't say.

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    If a broken bone is still so freshly-healed that you're worried about bumps, there's no way at all you should be playing. It's bending loads that are the danger for nearly-healed bones, and you can't wear rigid supports, so if you're not at that stage you should sit out a couple more weeks.

    Not a legal point, but a common sense one.

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    Assuming there are no rigid component,bi can't imagine making a player take that off

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    Medical clearance has been given. it's just to give a little bit of an extra padding. I was thinking this too CR. Looking at it, it seems there are no rigid bracing supports. Just foam padding and elasticated cloth.

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    Default Re: Arm protect

    Quote Originally Posted by Arabcheif View Post
    4.3.a - Washable supports made of elasticated or compressible materials.

    It looks elasticated and its padding is foam based so compressible. Not sure if it's washable as the description doesn't say.
    There are definitions of how compressible - I think to less than 0.5cm.

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    It's not a support (4.3a), as the forearm isn't a joint.

    It's not a bandage, dressing, thin tape, or similar material (4.3h) as it's padded.

    I am struggling to see this as anything other than unauthorised padding.

    The law is quite clear that it permits headgear and shoulder pads - and chest pads specifically for women. The only inference I can draw is that any other form of padding is not to be permitted - otherwise, why else would it list these specific items, and not just a generic "soft padded protection garments" under 4.3?
    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you... you must be a rugby referee!

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    Default Re: Arm protect

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NL View Post
    If a broken bone is still so freshly-healed that you're worried about bumps, there's no way at all you should be playing. It's bending loads that are the danger for nearly-healed bones, and you can't wear rigid supports, so if you're not at that stage you should sit out a couple more weeks.

    Not a legal point, but a common sense one.
    Couldn't agree with this more. If the healing forearm truly needs a thin bit of padding, then said forearm isn't ready to go back out onto a rugby pitch.
    If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you... you must be a rugby referee!

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