Picking rugby boots can be tough, no matter whether you are a wily veteran, a flash semi-pro or a budding youngster. So many issues go through your head: how durable are those boots; are they light and comfortable; are they good to kick with or push in the scrum in?

Well Rugby World hope that we can clear some of this up by reviewing some of the latest rugby boots to hit the market. We will do our best to assess and test boots and let you know their pros and cons, and let you know how comfortable, functional and stylish we think they are.

So if you are a fly-half looking to emulate All Blacks legend Dan Carter, or a No 8 trying to re-enact the best moves of Billy Vunipola, or even a prop who hopes to be a little like Tendai ‘The Beast’ Mtawarira, we hope to be the ones pointing you in the right direction.

Watch our videos. Read our ratings. Check out the verdict on each pair of rugby boots.


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Under Armour ClutchFit Force boots have been worn by some of rugby’s biggest names including Leigh Halfpenny, Jamie Roberts and Drew Mitchell. The first thing you will notice about these…

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For any young rugby players who are looking for a reasonably priced boot to help them in their progression and development as a forward, the Kooga Blitz is an excellent…

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Gilbert pride themselves on being able to offer a choice of footwear to players of all positions and all levels. Continuing with that tradition, the Gilbert Ignite Touch has been…

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If you’re a playmaker looking for a more affordable boot that still contains some of the modern day, game-changing technology, the Canterbury Control Elite is the boot for you. Specifically…

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When any member of the tight-five packs down for a scrum, or gets ready to hit a ruck, they want power and stability in their footwear. The ASICS Gel-lethal Tight…

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Developed especially for the 2015 Rugby World Cup and worn by the prolific Israel Folau, the ASICS Gel-Lethal Speed boot is a great option for the fast and dynamic players…

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Worn by leading test match points scorer Dan Carter during the Rugby World Cup 2015, the adidas Blackout Predator Incurza are the ideal boot for the kicking back. The world…

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