Rugby is widespread in Europe and British colonies. The beauty of this game is what many call the "third time". This means that after the game players from both teams celebrate all together drinking a beer.
You can play on natural or artificial grass like soccer or American football. Contrary to what is the general thinking players actions in Rugby are not a bigger problem for the grass than in soccer games. Although the average weight of the players is higher, it's to imagine a higher pressure on the ground. In fact it's not as "violent" as the slide tackling of soccer game, where the players enter with speed.
Considering there are no areas where the game is concentrated, such as the goalmouths of soccer, wear and tear of the grass is nearly uniform over the entire surface. Therefore the grass coverage is not a problem if the pitch is well maintained.
Rugby is played on both natural grass and artificial turf and there is a big war about it. Source Turf wars: Natural grass is greener than synthetic turf
If you consider that the best playing surface with less injuries is natural grass and that injuries on natural turf are often related to the bad conditions of the pitch, especially during the winter, you may realise that PowerGrass is the best way to get a real Natural surface to play on, reinforced with artificial turf to outstand up to 1400 hours of game, with no risk of injuries related to the pitch.
Whatever your choice is, make sure that the construction of the pitch meets high standard of quality playing surfaces, planar, draining, well maintained and that's easy with PowerGrass. Over the growing period the pitch is completely covered with natural grass and you can hardly see any damages after a game, meanwhile over the winter period the stability of the grass sods is ensured since the roots anchor to the mat. In case of extreme use over the winter natural grass may collapse is some areas but the surface will remain flat and playable up to the end of the season. Next spring new leaves will grow again from the existing crowns and the surface will be green again.
Integrating Geofill PG, a special designed soil conditioner for hybrid turf systems to be mixed with sand, we provide a) a softer playing surface suitable to player demands resistant to compaction, b) more air circulation and at the same time the proper humidity in the root zone c) an insulating effect that will promote fresh habitat during hot summers and warmer over winter time and d) a shock absorbing surface over players falls.
With the technology and materials available in the market today it is possible to carry out three different types of sports floorings based on the number of hours of use and agronomic expertise of the groundsmen:
Note: PowerGrass fully integrates with pure natural grass so you can only reinforce the main playing area, meanwhile the surroundings up to the fences can be built up just with natural grass with similar sand based growth medium, resulting in a significant cost savings compared to a field entirely artificial.
Players falls on Rugby occur quite often. PowerGrass provides a shock absorb effect for a "soft touch down".
The grass breathes above and below the artificial backing, grows healthy and vigorous.
"Testing" PowerGrass by leaving our chidren play barefoot on it's surface is a proof of the confidence we have in the system.
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