Rugby is a physically demanding and contact sport that involves tackles, scrums, rucks, and mauls. These actions can lead to head collisions, impacts, and the risk of head injuries, such as concussions or lacerations. A headguard can offer some protection by absorbing and dispersing the force of these impacts, reducing the risk of injury.

Younger or less experienced players who are still learning proper tackling techniques may wear headguards to provide additional protection as they develop their skills and confidence on the field.

Choosing the right Headguard

Choosing the right headguard for rugby is crucial for player safety and injury prevention. World Rugby Approved, see our key features of our headguard range.

- Ergonomic Airflow Construction. Our headguards have key ventilation areas that promote air flow around the head, keeping the wearer cooler.

- Expandable Lace Closure System. Our headguards benefit from a lace closure system. Enabling adjustable fit for optimum comfort and and secure and safe fit for heads of all shapes and sizes. Check our size guide here.

- Anti-Bacterial Pro Lining. Deluxe lining with moisture management and anti-bacterial qualities.

Ultimately, the goal is to choose gear that enhances your safety and performance on the field while ensuring a comfortable and secure fit.


Gilbert Rugby Headguards are trusted and worn by some of the best players in the world, including Cheslin Kolbe, Gabin Villiere and Francois Cros.