The battle for European supremacy is heating up with two rounds played in the RBS Six Nations. We take a look at the footwear selections of some of the players that are lighting up the tournament.
Nathan Hughes (adidas Kakari Force)
Power often wins rugby games. That is exactly what Nathan Hughes and the adidas Kakari Force provide. Hughes played an important role in his Element Pack cleats as England won an unlikely thriller over Wales, 21-16.
Loann Goujon (Under Armour ClutchFit Force 2.0)
While all of the other Under Armour athletes seem to be wearing the new white Under Armour ClutchFit Force 3.0, including the recent announcement of soccer player Fraser Forster (link to soccer), Loann Goujon seems content wearing the older version of the cleat. He even added a personal touch by wrapping the forefoot.
Poppy Cleall (adidas Copa Mundial)
With both the women and men competing in this year’s Six Nations event, England’s Poppy Cleall and her footwear selection reminded us of days gone by when the adidas Copa Mundial cleat reigned supreme. A no-nonsense cleat (and one still regularly spotted on the rugby pitch) for a no-nonsense player, Poppy helped England run out 63-0 victors in a similarly no-nonsense match.
Luke Mclean (Diadora DD NA)
Playing in the famous Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Luke Mclean stayed true to his Italian roots by opting for the Italian brand Diadora as the Azzurri hosted Ireland. Unfortunately for Mclean and the Italians, the Irish proved too much to handle as they ran the hosts over with a 63-10 victory.
Jamie Heaslip (Nike ID Mercurial Vapor)
Apart of the squad that beat Mclean’s Italy, Jamie Heaslip laced up in a customized pair of Nike Mercurial Vapor cleats. Nike ID offers the opportunity to design the cleats you’ve always wanted, and based on Heaslip’s solid performance, when you look good you play good. He also was sporting a well-worn pair of Trusox.
Gael Fickou (Nike Mercurial Vapor XI)
Whether you are a rugby player or a soccer player, Nike Mercurial has always been synonymous for speed. France winger, Gael Fickou, certainly benefited from the new electric green colorway of Vapor XI as he took on a formidable Scotland side. He also pulled on some Trusox to help keep his foot locked in place when making cuts.
Louis Picamoles (adidas Crazyquick Malice)
Much to the approval of many French national team players, adidas continues to provide rugby specific cleats. Louis Picamoles was one of those players as he showcased the bright red Crazyquick Malice, a pair of shoes that most definitely complements his style of play.
Jonathan Davies (Nike Tiempo Legend VI)
Similar to the Mercurial range, Nike’s Tiempo line is world renowned for its class. Offering premium leather uppers in an increasingly synthetic world, Jonathan Davies was one of a number of players that laced up in a pair of the Legend VI for the Six Nations.
Have you spotted any interesting cleats lately? If so, please comment and let us know below and we will be sure to give you a shoutout in our next round of cleat spotting!