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Other Nose protection?

Discussion in 'General' started by Blazza181, 20 Nov 2011.

  1. Blazza181

    Blazza181 SVM PLACENTA CASEI

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    Now, anyone who frequents the "what's ruining my life/what's making my life awesome" threads may know that I play rugby, and that I recently have broken my nose in a game. I am getting the cartilage pushed back into place this week, and hope to get back into rugby soon.

    My question is whether anyone knows where to get a nose guard? I'd prefer not to break it again, and I also play basketball, so this would be of assistance. I have seen some nose guards, but they are horribly unwieldy. One which could be attached to my scrum cap would be a bonus.

    I have noticed Peter Cech has been wearing a nose guard recently, which seems a bit more comfortable. Would anyone know where to get such a nose guard, and if it's suitable/legal in rugby?

    Many thanks,

    Blazza
     
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  3. Everydayoddity

    Everydayoddity What's a Dremel?

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    As far as I'm aware, the reason Immy didn't wear a mask like Cech is because its illegal in rugby, because its rigid. Can't give you the exact rule, will see if my Google-Fu can unearth it.
     
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    Hmmm. In that case, I could stitch on an attachment to a scrum cap, and fill it with foam.

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  5. Everydayoddity

    Everydayoddity What's a Dremel?

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    After a bit of research, the relevant Laws are Law 4 and Regulation 12 but the headline is pretty much what I said originally, that anything rigid or with hard/sharp edges is illegal, and anything that isn't tape/foam needs to be IRB approved (i.e. on This list )

    Also, any foam/padding needs to be less than 1cm thick uncompressed. So quite how the above was allowed I don't know! You learn something new every day mind:

    I've been wearing padded undershorts every game for the last 3 years! :worried:
     
  6. Blazza181

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    Aw well, I play school rugby, I'm sure an attachment to a scrum cap won't cause any great raucous. As for padding for the shorts, well, I know where some people would place the padding. :naughty:

    And I guess the Peter Cech face guard wouldn't last too long in a game.
     
  7. Everydayoddity

    Everydayoddity What's a Dremel?

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    That was going to be my next point, anywhere strapped/padded up is just highlighting where to hit them!:naughty: That said, a faceguard should be exempt from this unofficial rule, so you'll probably be ok!
     
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    That's great. IMHO I wouldn't think it could be used as a dangerous material. Now - where to find one.
     

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