Natural Grass
The Art of the Surface
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Rugby

Creating the conditions for spectacular games

Natural Grass offers high-level rugby clubs hybrid grass products that combine the playing comfort of a natural grass with the strength of an innovative rootzone. Manufactured in France and designed by experts in biomechanics, our rootzones offer mechanical properties that guarantee the conditions for beautiful play, whatever the climatic conditions, while preserving the safety of players.

French leader in hybrid surfaces
for high-level rugby

THEY TRUST US

"Natural Grass is the company responsible for part of the construction and daily maintenance of the hybrid grass at the Stade du Hameau. Over time, a real relationship of trust has been created between the club and Natural Grass. It was important for us to work with a service provider who was committed and had the same level of requirements as us. Hugo is passionate, educational and attentive to our expectations, it is a pleasure to work together every day."

NATIONAL RUGBY CENTER IN MARCOUSSIS :
A TAILOR-MADE APPROACH,
FROM DESIGN TO MAINTENANCE

Hybrid grass,
the preferred surface for rugby players

THE COMFORT OF PLAYING ON 100% NATURAL GRASS

By installing a reinforced natural surface, you offer your rugby team optimal conditions for training and matches. Indeed, the hybrid grass surface allows the playing comfort of natural grass, while keeping flatness, homogeneity, stability through the seasons, on all areas. Players no longer suffer from the inconveniences of mud, divots, postponed matches, burns, intense heat in summer...

A RESISTANT PITCH,
PLAYABLE ALL YEAR ROUND

The playing surface offered by Natural Grass remains constant and performs well whatever the climatic conditions: frost, snow, extreme heat, heavy rainfall… The surface is firm and perfectly flat all year round: in wet periods, the pitch is not greasy or deformed and in dry periods, the pitch is not hard.

A surface that can be played in any weather and is resistant to intensive use:

  • Non-deformable pitch, regardless of rainfall
  • No fine, mud or greasy elements
  • No cancelled games, no postponements

A surface that can resist intensives use:

  • Tear-out resistance: no divots after a match
  • Stability of scrimmages
  • Preservation of plant cover due to vertical root reinforcement

AN AESTHETIC SURFACE FOR TELEVISION

The television aspect of the grass is a central element. Sports leagues are now required to monitor the quality of surfaces during competitions via more stringent scoring systems. Criteria such as visual appearance (mowing, damaged areas, response to tackles, etc.), green quality, homogeneity, etc. are taken into account. Hybrid pitches can become a real strategic asset for clubs playing at the highest level.

Why opt for a hybrid pitches
by Natural Grass?

SPORTSMEN

the playing comfort of a 100% natural grass surface, no mud

COMMUNITIES

A surface that can be shared (football-rugby).

MEDICAL STAFF

A safer surface, co-created with biomechanics laboratories,

STADIUM MANAGERS

A surface that can be played on all year round, whatever the weather conditions

TV Teams

An aesthetic surface (without mud or fine), a spectacular game

CLUBS AND COMMUNITIES

A surface that requires less natural resources, and 100% Made in France

Safer and more ecological surfaces

LESS RISK OF INJURY

Did you know that?

Between 40% and 60% of injuries occur without contact with another player, making the pitch the leading cause of sports injuries.

In collaboration with Natural Grass, the Georges Charpak Institute of Human Biomechanics at The Arts et Métiers ParisTech University undertook the largest study ever conducted with natural grass to measure the impact of the pitch on players’ risk of injury.

Tests were conducted on three types of surfaces (synthetic surface, traditional pitch and AirFibr hybrid grass) with the following conclusions:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Less risk of injury with AirFibr,
  • Muscle fatigue and joint wear: Less risk with AirFibr, 
  • Joint loads at the knees and ankles: AirFibr is the surface that generates the least loads,
  • Risk of head trauma: AirFibr is the safest surface in case of a fall. 

MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY
FRIENDLY RUGBY PITCHES

100% ECO-DESIGNED TECHNOLOGY.

The AirFibr technology was developed with an eco-design approach, the aim of which is to improve the ecological impact of the solution throughout its life cycle, but also to maximize its environmental benefits.

REDUCTION BY 3 OF THE HYDRIC NEEDS

The water reserve of the substrate makes it possible to reduce by up to 3 times the consumption of water necessary for the management of the ground during periods of heat peaks. By reducing the water supply, the washout of inputs is reduced.

100 TONS OF CO2 STORED

The choice of cork, a true carbon trap, makes it possible to store more than 100 tons of CO2 in the pitches as soon as it is built, not counting the annual storage in the roots through the phenomenon of photosynthesis.

REVALORIZATION: A SECOND LIFE

Whether for new high level grounds (AirFibr Renew), the vegetation of tramway tracks, grassy plains or as a horticultural substrate, the AirFibr substrate can be shaped at will for the reinforcement of natural surfaces.

IN NUMBERS

8
Rugby pitches
155
Numbers of trainings per year

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