Hi please could you advise what is the correct thing to do if you check the players studs and some are missing.
Many thanks Neil
If a player is missing one stud, advise them to replace it before the game starts. However The Rugby Ref wouldn't stop a player from taking part if they were missing one stud. Do check though that the hole for the stud hasn't become burred and sharp.
If a player is missing lots of studs that would be totally different, especially if they are a forward, because that inhibits their ability to keep their footing in the scrums. It has now become a safety issue.
The Rugby Ref always takes the studs off his old boots and keep them in his kit bag. He hands them out to players if needed.
The Rugby Ref