Artificial Rugby Pitch Construction

Our 3G rugby pitches, similar to our artificial football pitches, employ third generation (3G) technology, using synthetic fibres which replicate natural grass.

Different to the old-style synthetic surfaces, 3G surfaces are filled with sand and rubber granules, not just sand. The rubber helps to keep the synthetic grass upright, and this greatly reduces abrasiveness and minimises friction burns.

Artificial rugby pitches are extremely durable and specifically designed to meet the rigours of competitive rugby training at the highest level. This means you can use the surface continuously throughout the year, with consistent performance in all weather conditions.

The artificial carpets generally have a pile length of 60mm and are installed over an in-situ shock pad to meet World Rugby Head Impact Criteria requirements and the Rugby Football Union accreditation.

Some of our accredited 3G rugby pitches include: Chippenham RFC, Dartford RFC, Eirias Park, Ivybridge RFC, Cheltenham RFC, North Bristol RFC, Cheshunt RFC, Bath Rugby Club, Hornets RFC, and many more.

McArdle Sport Tec is proud to have been selected to install temporary run off areas with shock pads at a number of Rugby World Cup venues in time for the start of the RWC 2015.


Case Studies

Find out more about our recent projects …

Eirias Park – Stadiwm CSM

Chippenham RFC

Dartford Valley RFC

Eirias Parc


“They delivered a high-quality synthetic rugby pitch conforming to World Rugby standards on time and with no defects.  We would recommend all clubs wishing to build a synthetic pitch to use McArdle Sport Tec to ensure they get a high-quality facility, delivered by a great team, that will stand the test of time and provide years of enjoyment for club members.”

M B Mills

Shelford Rugby Football Club

“A professional job, with staff to match, providing first class service and a first class finish”

“On behalf of Hornets RFC, may I take the opportunity now that the artificial grass pitch and associated works are complete, to thank McArdle Sport Tec for a thoroughly professional job, resulting on a facility that will hopefully highlight and develop the growth of rugby in the Somerset area.

Your consideration of the club’s needs during the project has been greatly appreciated, allowing us to operate efficiently as possible under the circumstances.

A special mention to Adrian for his day to day running of the site, which was always clean, tidy and safely managed, and even though we were not contractually involved, for keeping us updated and informed of all aspects of the build that may of affected us, as did you all at McArdle.

We would not hesitate to recommend McArdle Sport Tec. A professional job, with staff to match, providing first class service and a first class finish.”

Paul Davidson

President of Hornets Rugby Club

“Project went very smoothly and in fact finished four weeks ahead of schedule”

“We recently had an Artificial Grass Pitch installed and managed by McArdle Sport at Chippenham Rugby Club.

We were really impressed by the team at McArdle Sport Tec who provided advice and support at the pre-commencement stage sharing their experience and putting the club members at ease.

This gave us the confidence that the right contractor had been appointed and as we moved into the build stage, we had regular communication with the site team who were not only consummate professionals but also understood the requirements of the club.

The whole project went very smoothly and in fact finished four weeks ahead of schedule which was a great surprise to the club however it meant our members could get early use of the pitch.

I would recommend McArdle Sport to other clubs who need not only a professional contractor but also one that always considers the needs of the club.”

Ian Banister

Chairman Chippenham RFC

“Extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise, providing exceptional guidance”

“I would have no hesitation in recommending McArdle Sport Tec to any
club or organisation, who are looking to install an artificial sports pitch.

McArdle’s team have an extensive wealth of knowledge and expertise, providing exceptional guidance and service throughout the whole process.”

Jason Bowers

Area Facilities Manager at Cheshunt RFU

“I am extremely happy with their standard of work”

“The project has been expertly managed, delivered on time and within budget.

Stadiwm CSM and Parc Eirias are extremely busy with service users and schools during working hours. McArdle Sport Tec are used to working in these environments and endeavour to ensure users are safe and neighbours of the site were respected at all times.

I am extremely happy with their standard of work and look forward to working with them again in the future.”

Mally Tidswell

Principal Leisure Manager Conwy County Borough Council