Checklist of Things to Pack for a Rugby Tour

by Julia on November 18, 2019

When you travel for a rugby tour, it is important that you are well-prepared. In particular you should make sure that you pack everything you need both for the games as well as for your own comfort.

While each person is bound to have their own preferences, this checklist should cover most of the things that you need to pack for a rugby tour:

  • Rugby kit that typically includes your jersey, shorts, shoes, and socks. It may be a good idea to pack spares just in case you need them, as well as other items such as strapping tape or scrum caps.

  • Proof of identity is always a good idea when you’re traveling. For international tours that should be your passport, but even when traveling locally it is good to have some form of photo ID.

  • Plastic bags are an underrated but supremely useful item on rugby tours. By packing a few you can throw in your dirty kit and keep it separated from the rest of your gear so that it doesn’t stink. If you’d like to be more environment-friendly you could find a decent reusable-bag that you can try instead.

  • Flip flops are great after spending an entire game running around the pitch with your studs. Ideally you should bring along a pair that you’re already comfortable wearing.

  • Ear plugs or headphones are both a good idea when travelling. The latter can help you to block out noise so that you can sleep, while the former will let you listen to music.

  • Chargers for your smartphone, MP3 player, and any other devices that you bring with you are important. The last thing that you want is to be unable to charge your devices mid-tour. If you’re traveling to a different country, you should check what type of plug points are being used and maybe bring an adapter too.

  • Nutritional supplements can help with your post-game recovery. It really is a question of preference however, and it boils down to whether or not you normally use them.

  • Small towel is good to have even though your hotel may already provide towels. It is something that you can carry along and use during or after your games.

  • Entertainment is never a bad idea when you’re traveling on a rugby tour. It could be anything that occupies you, including smartphone games, movies, or a pack of cards if that’s your cup of tea.

In addition to these items you should pack anything else that you feel is appropriate – especially in terms of clothing, toiletries, snacks, and other personal items. Be sure to take into account the weather and as many other details about your destination as possible, and pack accordingly.

If you make sure you’re prepared, you should end up having a much easier time during your rugby tour. More importantly you won’t have to worry whether or not you brought everything that you need, and can focus on winning your games instead.

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