A lot has changed…but not in the game of rugby! With the natural development of artifical grass surfaces over recent years the opportunity for improving the playability of the Rugby field has never been better. Just imagine training and playing without the thought of sliding around in cold and wet mud.
The development of artificial grass surfaces that replicate the playing qualities of good quality natural grass has stimulated much interest in the games of rugby and soccer. These surfaces, often described as third generation artificial grass, have a much longer pile than the previously used sand filled surfaces and are normally partly filled with rubber or rubber and sand mixes.
The improved qualities of these new surfaces have been recognised by the international governing bodies of rugby union and soccer and they have each amended their rules to allow the use of artificial grass pitches in their competitions.
To ensure pitches have the desired playing characteristics and provide the necessary levels of player protection, international governing bodies have specified the performance they require from artificial grass pitches.
Because of the fact that many artificial grass pitches are, however, used by more than one sport and because this can lead to compromises in the characteristics of the playing surface GreenFields developed unique products which meet up to the highest standards.
We already succesfully installed artificial grass for Rugby in combination with Soccer in several countries like New Zealand and the UK.
- Artificial turf for Rugby is the solution for increasing the hours of play with no compromise of the pitch quality. Synthetic turf pitches can be played on more frequently and for longer. A natural grass pitch begins to deteriorate after about 250 hours play per season, while synthetic turf can be played on 24 hours a day 7 days a week – dependent on good regular maintenance. With GreenFields sports turf, Rugby teams can enjoy a full season of lush grass on a new artificial rugby pitch.
- Maintaining a natural grass pitch is labour intensive and requires significant investment of time, effort and capital. While regular maintenance is important to preserve the life of a quality synthetic sports turf such as GreenFields, it is a lot easier and more affordable over the long term GreenFields will also create a customised cleaning and maintenance plan for your needs, train your ground staff in maintenance procedures or implement the maintenance programme we develop on a once off or contractual basis.