Artificial Grass Rugby Pitches
Given the ongoing rise in popularity of rugby at all levels, PST Sport understand the impact that top-class facilities have on the development of a rugby club both within the local community but also by raising the club’s status and ultimately on-the-field success. We are now the preferred choice of rugby clubs and schools who are seeking to bring their training and playing facilities to the next level.
And with the challenges provided by the unpredictable Irish climate, our artificial turf pitches are the necessary choice when it comes to seeking a weather-proof, safe and high-quality playing experience.
To meet the demands of rugby, a pitch needs to be strong, durable, resilient, safe and player friendly. A PST Sport rugby turf pitch will not only add significantly to the development of your club at a playing level but will also open new opportunities for increased income by hiring your astro turf surface to other codes and to the public in general.
Our artificial grass partner is CCGrass who, in March 2018, were appointed as a Preferred Synthetic Turf Producer by World Rugby. This ensures that all rugby pitch projects will have achieved specific performance criteria and attained key player welfare characteristics upon completion. CCGrass is now one of only four manufacturers worldwide with Preferred Producer status for FIFA, FIH & World Rugby further highlighting both our companies commitment to excellence.
Muntser Rugby – Irish Independent Park
In May 2018, PST Sport commenced works on replacing the existing natural grass pitch with a 10,500m modified 3G playing surface at Munster Rugby’s Cork base, Irish Independent Park. The installation project was complete by early August, followed by independent field testing to achieve World Rugby certification.
World Rugby’s testing procedure was extremely strict and focused on vital criteria that are an integral part of the game of rugby and key components of both player performance and game quality.
The end result is a world-class playing surface that will provide rugby players at all levels with the very best rugby experience and further enhance the development of rugby at grassroots level.
“There were a couple of hundred tests done by World Rugby. There are key criteria like ball bounce, ball rebound, rotational resistance in the stud etc, but the big one is the head injury criterion (HIC) which is essentially the height it is safe for a player to land from, head first: 1.3m is the standard, but this pitch hit 1.6m.”
Colin Teahon, Managing Director, PST Sport
Pictured below: Artificial grass rugby pitch at Irish Independent Park
In June 2015 PST Sport installed a World Rugby Approved artificial grass facility at Mullingar RFC. The project included:
- Full size pitch (8500m of rugby turf and shock pad) including all necessary groundworks, fencing & floodlights.
- IRB training pitch (2000m of rugby turf), shock pad, fencing and floodlights.
Pictured below: Rugby turf facility at Mullingar RFC
Our rugby turf surfaces are held in the highest regard by the top professional players and coaches in international rugby. Our synthetic grass pitch at Mullingar RFC in particular has received on-going recognition from figures such as Joe Schimdt and the Irish Rugby team.
Clongowes Wood College
In December 2017 we completed the installation of a full size rugby turf surface at Clongowes Wood College in Clane, County Kildare. World Rugby certification followed in early January 2018.
Pictured below: Rugby turf pitch at Clongowes Wood College
If your club or school is thinking of installing an artificial rugby turf surface please contact our team to see how we can help. LoCall 1890 253 313 or Email info@PSTsport.com. Alternatively CLICK HERE to contact us directly.