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World Rugby & the Artificial Turf Industry

World Rugby and the Synthetic Turf Councils

The Synthetic Turf Councils are representative bodies for the artificial turf industry within their global regions. World Rugby is a member of both the Synthetic Turf Council (STC) and the EMEA Synthetic Turf Council (ESTC) as it recognises the value that the organisations provide to the wider synthetic turf industry.

The STC and ESTC provide valuable technical guidelines for members and non-members alike related to many aspects of the development, installation, use and disposal of turf fields. World Rugby recognise these technical guidelines and recommend that they are considered and followed.

Links to the knowledge centres where these technical guidelines can be found are available in the sidebar. Relevant technical guidelines are linked to within the content on this section of the site.

NOTE: STC have a recommended performance requirement which is generally supported by World Rugby, however compliance with this recommendation does not guarantee that the field will comply with the requirements of Regulation 22 and be suitable for rugby.

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