Can you wear nfl pads to play rugby?

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No. The NRL and IRB (League and Union boards) have VERY strict guidelines on what body armour may be worn. A player wearing non standard attire will be expected to be sent off by the referee or if found before the game, refused permission to take the field. The rules on what can be worn is available on both Boards websites and should be checked as these laws change periodically.

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