The New Year has started and teams are off and running with domestic and European competitions getting to crunch time. Rugby Rugby takes a look at some of the key moments and the rugby cleats that powered them on.
Yoann Huget – Toulouse – Nike Tiempo Legend V
Toulouse defeated league leaders Clermont Auvergne for their 9th consecutive home win to see them move to 4th place on the Top 14 table. Yoann Huget was in on the action wearing a pair of the new Nike Tiempo Legend V cleats. The fullbacks pass to Maxime Medard for a try appeared to go forward but after consultation between the referees let the score stand.
The most recent update to the classic Tiempo line came out in December 2013. It is designed for the ‘modern warrior’ and combines the best in technology and comfort.
James O’Connor – London Irish – Puma evoSpeed 2.2
James O’Connor and his PUMA evoSPEED 2.2 FG in the Blackberry Cordial colorway accounted for all the London Irish’s points in their 22-9 win over Worcester in a battle at the bottom of the table at the Madejski Stadium. The Australian ace scored a try, conversion, and 5 penalties on the way to the win. Puma cleats are gaining popularity in rugby but for the best selection of all the silos you can visit the World Rugby Shop’s partner store, the World Soccer Shop.
Owen Farrell – Saracens – Nike Tiempo Legend IV
Owen Farrell is sticking to his old go-to pair of Nike Tiempo Legend IV rugby cleats in the Charcoal/Orange/Black colorway. The England international kicked for 14 points in Saracens 29-8 win over Gloucester at Kingsholm.
Loic Jacquet – Claremont Auvergne – adidas Adizero RS7 PRO XTRX
Loic Jacquet if lifted to gain possession on the lineout. Clermont’s lock was wearing the adidas adiZero rugby cleat.
George North – Northampton – adidas Adizero RS7 PRO XTRX
George North helps Northampton to a temporary stay at the top of the Aviva Premiership table. The Saints played the day before league leading Saracens to take a short stay on top. North scored a 2nd half try wearing the adidas Adizero RS7 PRO XTRX in the 23-9 win over Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens.
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