The Irish Rugby Football Union reminds players, parents, coaches and official that for health and safety reasons it does not permit players to wear eyewear of any kind during play.
The IRFU has been contacted by a number of clubs in relation to this matter following the announcement of an IRB trial into approved eyewear for rugby players.
Hendrik Kruger, IRFU national age grade manager, said: “After consultation with the IRFU Medical Committee, it is has been agreed that the IRFU will not participate in the new IRB trial and await its outcomes before any review of our current policy can be undertaken.
“The IRFU has taken this decision to prevent confusion within the rugby community which could result in unsafe eyewear being worn during play.”
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