EMPIRE GU RULING (10/5/2018)
Tights Allowed for Men’s Players at Randall’s Island
Current Law 4.4 allows for additional clothing items for women only. Due to playing surface conditions at Randall’s Island, an exception has been made to allow tights for men. This exception applies to RANDALL’S ISLAND ONLY at this time.
Tights must comply with World Rugby Regulation 12 and Law 4.4.b, except that they may be worn by both male and female players. Law 4.4.b states, “Cotton blend long tights, with single inside leg seam under their shorts and socks.”
Read the full law here.