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Purchasing a scrum cap

hey
my name is kyle, im 18 from canada and im considering purchasing a scrum cap. ive locked for my school in grade 9 (4 years ago) but then our school quit its rugby program for guys so now im proping for my club team this year. back in grade 9, when anyone who wore scrum caps were considered "wussies" so everyone tackled them as much as they could but now that i play club rugby, i notice that almost everyone that has anything to do with the front 5 positions wears scrummy caps. i was wondering if there is anything "wussy" about scrummy caps? why do people wear them? (i mean, if almost everyone in the front 5 wears them, then i probably should too right?) also...do you have any recommendations for brand? barbarian, ccc...etc

any feedback on this would be great. thanks
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kyle
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Hi Kyle, Im thinking scrumming caps are Head gear?? I coach Rugby U18s in Australia and truly believe that any added extra that will protect you in a collision sport is essential to your well being!! You will see nearly all National teams have players wearing as much personal protective gear that they possibly can. If you play in the tight five I would recommend Head gear and padded lycra suits (shoulder pads), and especially a mouth guard. You are clearly not a wussy if you protect yourself!! Just ask any NFL (gridiron) player.

Hi Kyle I'm a prop as well as a coach & I don't wear headgear not because I think it's wussy but because 1/I don't like them 2/ people can pull back on them & I find taping my ears better this also has stopped me having cauliflower ears, as to body armor I feel this is up to the individual gum shields are a must. try a cap ( scrummy) see how it feels you might not like it try taping your ears see whats best for you & all the best . Wayne England

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