Rugby: the demanding, legendary sport

Modern rugby’s story begins with a legend: in 1823 in the English town of Rugby, student William Webb Ellis apparently picked up the ball during a football match and ran down the field with it. Football and rugby share similar origins, but have headed in different directions. Rugby is particularly popular in the UK and former British colonies.

Well damped, abrasion resistant and slip proof: Synthetic turf pitches for rugby

Synthetic turf rugby pitches that fulfill the specifications of World Rugby (the sport’s governing body) have been part of Polytan’s product range for many years now. Rugby pitches have to comply with the specific requirements of the sport (plenty of physical and ground contact): this means that the synthetic turf structure must be skin-friendly, slip proof and elastic, in order to protect players from injury. For optimum shock-absorption values, synthetic rugby turf is always features an infill, ideally Fusion GT infill from the Polytan Green Technology range.


Products for Rugby

American Football auf Kunstrasen LigaTurf RS+

LigaTurf RS+

Our LigaTurf RS+ with World Rugby certification is in use on numerous synthetic turf pitches around the world. The synthetic turf structure with its elastic layer, infill and rhombus-shaped, smooth turf fibre design helps this synthetic turf rugby pitch provide excellent shock-absorption values.

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American Football auf Kunstrasen LigaTurf Cross

LigaTurf Cross

With the LigaTurf Cross, we now have a synthetic turf for rugby pitches that is not only robust and low-maintenance but also boasts natural playing properties. This is thanks to the innovative synthetic turf structure, which combines textured and smooth filaments for the first time.

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The infill and/or filling material ensures optimal playing properties and protects players and athletes against injury.



Cork is a natural, renewable material that is also suited to use as infill for synthetic turf pitches. It boasts good cushioning properties and is applied over a layer of sand. What’s more, the odourless material obtained from the bark of cork oak and is completely biodegradable.

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Olive Pits

Olive Pits

Infill made of shredded olive pits is a sustainable alternative to rubber granules. This infill also meets the requirements of the circular economy and, like cork and BrockFILL, is compostable.

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Synthetic turf filled with BrockFILL feels like natural turf and falls within the optimal traction range. The infill material meets the requirements of the FIFA quality programme for synthetic turf systems, as well as those of World Rugby.

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Mineral Infill

You find it on almost every synthetic turf pitch: the mineral filling material sand, or specifically quartz sand. The quartz sand we use and that is monitored according to EN 15330-1 features a defined quality and particle size.

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PolyCoat: The sustainable PU coating for synthetic turf

In order to firmly secure and stabilise the filament studs in the synthetic turf throughout its service life, the rear side of a turf carpet is usually coated with latex. A PU coating is even more functional, environmentally friendly and recyclable.

Polytan SMART

Polytan SMART for synthetic turf enables precise performance diagnostics for footballers, hockey players and rugby players, as well as for athletes of other types of grass sports. All essential parameters can be accurately measured and evaluated with the system, including agility tests. This is all taken care of thanks to the interaction of three components: magnetic barriers (timing gates) positioned in or on the artificial turf, hip belts with body sensors and analysis software via PC or app.

SmarTracks für Fußball, American Football, Hockey, Rugby und Multisport

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