Our dedicated 3G rugby surface interacts with the ball in a similar way to a natural grass pitch, providing highly engineered impact performance to manage the collision of players onto the surface.
The name 3G simply stands for ‘third generation’ – a new type of artificial, all-weather pitch that is constructed with synthetic materials. They offer a very realistic feel and playing experience that is virtually the same as when playing on grass. This type of pitch is regularly used throughout the amateur game and has even been used for professional Rugby League and Rugby Union matches.
The realistic feel of our pitches is created by using a tufted surface with an infill – typically made of sand, rubber or a combination of the two. The surface is constructed with a ‘pile’, much the same as a carpet, and then infilled to give the surface a very similar feel to a natural grass pitch.
There are many things to consider when installing a 3G rugby pitch, of which the following are some of the more important ones:
We recommend that a shock pad is used below the playing surface on all installations, as this helps prevent the surface from hardening. Over the long term, this will help maintain the natural feel of the pitch and ensure that it remains comfortable to play on.
We manufacture our pitches in the UK and they are installed right across the country. Many have even been installed in other parts of the world. Here are some more reasons why you should consider working with us on your 3G rugby pitch project:
Playrite manufactures needlepunch, tufted and woven surfaces, all from our home in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside. As the only UK company to manufacture all three types of artificial surface, Playrite is uniquely positioned to offer totally impartial advice on the type of surface to suit your needs.