With the evolution of 3G grass rugby has embraced synthetic pitches, this is following a number of surfaces meeting the required IRB/HIC test standards. This has allowed schools and clubs to provided facilities that can stand up to all weather conditions, allowing for consistent levels of play for training and games. It follows the very successful integration of artificial grass in American football where the performance and shock absorption has to be of a high standard. So the value of an artificial grass Rugby pitch to clubs and schools ? A better level of pitch facility that doesn't deteriorate through the winter months and consistently performs to a high level.