With the modern game becoming increasingly physical, headgear is now widely utilised. We pick a team of the most famous rugby players to wear a scrum cap.
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15. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales)
Our goal-kicker is metronomic from the tee and a reliable last line of defence. Whether its for Toulon, Wales or the Lions pint-sized ‘Pencey’ opts for the Under Armour headguard in black.
14. Cheslin Kolbe (South Africa)
There is no substitute for speed and the South African ‘Pocket-Dynamo’ has gas to burn. Cheslin is instantly recognisable because of his Firepower scrum cap.
13. Jonathan Davies (Wales)
The elusive outside-centre is never afraid of the contact area, and it is for this reason that Jon ‘Fox’ Davies regularly dons his battleship grey Canterbury Ventilator scrum cap; a safety precaution also passed on to his younger brother, James ‘Cubby-boi’ Davies.
12. Charlie Ngatai (New Zealand)
Ngatai is an impressive player having played Super Rugby, Top 14 and amazingly just a single All Blacks test match. These days the Firepower Sport sponsored centre opts for the yellow XVENT headguard to stand out from the crowd.
11. Jack Nowell (England)
The England winger has shown impressive form in recent times and has crossed the try-line in style for England. Whether it’s for Exeter or England, Nowell can be seen in his trademark blue Canterbury Ventilator scrum cap.
10. Johan Goosen (South Africa)
The Springbok fly-half is an excellent footballer who certainly knows how to manage the game effectively. He typically wears the black adidas headguard.
9. Edoardo Gori (Italy)
Even scrum-halves are aware of the hazards of the workplace, and Edoardo Gori is no exception, having been known to take to the field for the Azzurri proudly sporting a jet black adidas headguard.
1. Marcus Ayerza (Argentina)
No World XV would be complete without an Argentinian prop. Our loose-head earns his place in the front-row after impressive displays for club and country since 2004. Marcus currently wears an Impact V2 Premium Ventilation scrum cap.
2. Ryan Elias (Wales)
An outstanding asset to the front-row, Elias is a mobile and combative experience at hooker for Scarlets and Wales. A regular wearer of a Graphite Grey Firepower rugby head guard.
3. Euan Murray (Scotland)
Murray is a terrific tight-head. Having scrummaged against some of the best for a wide array of clubs – and for Scotland – he is rarely without his his Rugbytech or Canterbury Ventilator scrum cap.
4. Maro Itoje (England)
The colossal lock wore head protection throughout his 30 game unbeaten run for England and Saracens. As an adidas athlete Maro wears the adidas headguard.
5. Seb Davies (Wales)
The second-row has certainly been known to fashion headgear during his early career. Having plied his trade in Wales with the Cardiff Blues his scrum cap has become his trademark. Currently wearing a Firepower Sport XVENT scrum cap.
6. James Haskell (England)
A stalwart of the English pack, Haskell is a charismatic and physical back-rower, his dominance at ruck-time plain to see. Seen is several scrum cap colours and brands over his lengthy playing career.
7. David Pocock (Australia)
The Australian back-rower is a formidable force at the breakdown and just as imposing in open play, regularly throwing himself head – or scrum cap – first into the contact area. Pocock has long worn the Canterbury Air Flow scrum cap.
8. Blade Thomson
The New Zealand born back-row player is a robust ball-playing back-rower. The former Hurricanes Super Rugby player is now with Scarlets and eligible for Scotland. Blade mostly wears the Firepower XVENT fiery red headguard.
Contributions by Daniel Jenkins
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