Our synthetic turf systems are the result of decades long research and development. We continuously drive towards the same goal, to produce synthetic surfaces that are specially designed to combine playability, durability and the demands of rugby activities which enable athletes to achieve perfect performances.
“The Australian Rugby Union are committed to integrating new technologies to help improve the standard of the game, the use of artificial turf as an advancing technology is one that has been highly commended in all sports fields, and one which the ARU looks to use more often.”
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In 2015 Polytan New Zealand completed the installation of the synthetic rugby pitch for Masterton’s Trust Memorial Park using our Ligturf product, the video discusses how their new artificial turf has positively impacted the Wairarapa Bush Rugby Football Union and the community
Selecting the right system for your athletes
The “One Turf” Solution
Our most durable system
The System for you is:
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The System for you is:
LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus® our top shelf Rugby playing surface with high shock absorption and performance, is the proven elite system developed for professional rugby where sports performance and outstanding durability is desired. Thanks to the yarn design and the surface structure, the LigaTurf RS+260 COOLplus® is in a league of its own when it comes to both playing qualities and wear resistance. This “ONE TURF” product provides the best solution for Rugby.
The System for you is:
LigaTurf HB260® our most durable and hard wearing Rugby playing surface, suitable for all levels of play. It is a proven system with an excellent track record and has exceeded the expectation of players due to the unobtrusive and minimal impact of the SBR performance infill.
Number of hours per week your field will be used
- < 10 HOURS
- 10-20 HOURS
- 20-40 HOURS
- 60+ HOURS
If required, this system can be used for elite competition
If required, this system can be line marked for multiple sporting codes
Other sports you can play on this system
If required, this system can be World Rugby Certified
Rugby Field Dimensions
Deciding to install a new synthetic rugby facility or upgrade an existing surface is a big decision and an investment commitment. Ensuring that you have the right skilled team that will be with you every step of the way is an important decision.
There are a few things to consider when making your selection for example installer experience, ask for references of previously installed rugby fields, if possible discuss the experience with the staff, ask if the field had passed World Rugby certification, these are just a couple of things that would help ensure your investment will stand the test of time. Contact our customer service team to discuss your facility’s requirements and we will recommend an accredited contractor to suit your needs.
The Australia Rugby has published a “Smart Fact Sheet” written by the ARU’s Technical Consultant, Martin Sheppard of Smart Connection Consultancy. This quick read will provides and excellent insight in Synthetic Sports turf for Rugby Download the Smart Fact Sheet
Yes, our Ligaturf rugby systems do carry an Advanced Polymer Technology Asia Pacific Pty Ltd’s Warranty. The warranty is restricted to materials supplied by APT Asia Pacific only. It expressively excludes all other obligations or liability in connection with any matter or thing, the condition or quality of the Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia playing surface and further, including without limitation, damages for personal injury or damages related to lost revenue, increased costs, down time costs and all other indirect or consequential damages. If at any time during the Warranty period a client feels he/she has a valid warranty claim, and notifies us in writing, we will delegate a representative, within 15 days of the notification, for a joint inspection. If the claim is agreed as valid, then Advanced Polymer Technology Australasia Pty Ltd will carry out the repairs within a period of 30 days. Our technical and sales staff will be available at all times to advise on the care and maintenance of the surface or any questions you may have regarding our Ligaturf product warranties should any need arise.
It is important to maximise the opportunity to achieve a fields life expectancy through effective maintenance. Although it is generally recognised that synthetic turf has a major advantage over natural turf in respect to the reduced level of maintenance and need for annual field rejuvenation, there is still a need for programmed routine and special maintenance activities.
An independent authority, Smart Connection Consultancy in conjunction with Alastair Cox Associates have put together “The smart guide to Maintaining Synthetic Sports Turf (Long Pile)” provides you with a well informed overview of what and why a good maintenance program is needed.
Each rugby field is different, it has its own unique levels of use, maintenance programs vary and local conditions contribute to the lifetime of a surface. As a guide our Ligaturf products can last up to 10 years with heavy use (approx. 80 hours per week). Your field may continue to perform but you should expect a drop off in quality. There are warning signs of when it is time for you to start considering a resurface, this includes the seams opening up, drainage not working and fibres coming out or being worn down completely, this would be noticeable in the heavy use areas. If you have a regular maintenance program in place and the pitch is tested or inspected annually, it should be possible to forecast when the fields performance starts to decline. If you are unsure or if your field needs a health check please contact us or an APT Accredited Installer to assess your field.
Absolutely, please speak to one of our friendly staff to obtain the necessary specifications for our Ligaturf product range.
World Rugby Certification - Getting your Rugby Field certified
World Rugby has produced the World Rugby Artificial Rugby Turf Performance Specification to set a minimum standard for artificial playing surfaces which may be used in Rugby. The World Rugby Artificial Rugby Turf Performance Specification stipulates the testing and approval procedures which Manufacturers and other entities involved in the installation of artificial playing surfaces must comply with in order for their products to be approved for use in Rugby. The World Rugby Artificial Rugby Turf Performance Specification will be amended over time as technology and research evolves in the area of artificial playing surfaces.>>