Table 1

Players' reasons for not always wearing headgear to play rugby

Total represents the number of players who included the associated reason in their top three ranked choices.
Not mandatory25
Cost too much18
Poor ventilation/too hot17
Gets grabbed during play13
Other (e.g. hard to hear)11
Rest of team do not wear it8
Poor fit8
I don't like the looks8
Too difficult to obtain7
Others might make fun of me4
Not aware that it is available3