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    Default High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    Did anyone else notice the boots that the replacement prop for Clermont was wearing? The camera even zoomed in on them, in the 67th minute (I don't know how to put a link to this in this post. Luddite) The commentators also mentioned them. They were likened to the sort a boxer would wear, but obviously with studs. I'm assuming the ref saw them and agreed with them, don't know if they check studs at this level. Also assuming they must be World Rugby approved, but they just looked wrong!

    Anybody notice them? anyone able to post an image of them?

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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    Haven't seen them.
    Studs are, or should be, checked at all levels.
    Sounds like something I wore about 45 years ago....mine I'm sure were about three times as heavy and made entirely of black leather with studs a couple of inches long (ish!)

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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    They are American Football cleats, I've played both sports so recognised them straight away.. A lot of the players had those ones from the link above, because our team were The Steelers we wore black and yellow/gold and those boots match well and apparently it's 'all about swag' (I used to wear a pair of adidas copas because I have never been very flashy haha).

    When I saw them I thought right away that they would be illegal because American Football cleats often have a stud on the toe (I was under the impression a single stud on the toe is not allowed?).

    Just doing a bit of research Under Amour cleats don't have the toe stud:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293157773236

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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    Pretty much what all tight forwards used to wear - everything old is new again

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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    I saw high leg boots and was disappointed when I actually read the thread!
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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchie851 View Post
    When I saw them I thought right away that they would be illegal because American Football cleats often have a stud on the toe (I was under the impression a single stud on the toe is not allowed?).
    I believe the single toe-stud is no longer expressly prohibited. (no reference to it in WR Reg 12)
    ...also http://www.andymcgeady.com/studs-cle...by-legal-2015/

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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    Surely there's no reason to ban single toe studs any longer. Whilst rucking was still part of the game they were rightly deemed to be dangerous however on the grounds that no one has actually rucked a ball since John Jeffrey retired I cant see the problem. If it allows greater traction for forwards and hopefully more stable set pieces then whats the problem?

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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCraig View Post
    Pretty much what all tight forwards used to wear - everything old is new again
    Unfortunately not, they are crap flimsy things not the high ankle leather boots that provide protection and support like they used to.

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    Default Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    I agree to be fair but when I first saw them I thought of how I knew of the old regulations against it.

    To be fair I never understood why you weren't allowed the toe stud! In the old days did anyone ever shoe someone with their toes??

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