Projects: Rugby

ISTeC have been responsible for the design, project management and maintenance management of the main stadium and 8 new international specification pitches for the 2010 Commonwealth Games rugby tournament in Delhi. The careful risk management strategy proved to be of key importance to the program.

David Hemstock was responsible for the design of the main and training pitches for top-flight English rugby club Newcastle Falcons, who moved to a new stadium complex as part of a development strategy. He has also been involved with upgrading proposals for the Romanian national rugby centre grounds, and over 30 projects in the UK.


  • Design & Development of new grounds
  • Upgrading of existing pitches
  • Maintenance training and upgrading
  • Laboratory testing
  • Drainage & Irrigation
  • Turf Management

Example clients:

Commonwealth Games Rugby 7’s Tournament pitches, Delhi, India.

Newcastle Falcons RUFC, England - New ground.

Twickenham, England - Turf lighting project.

Romanian Rugby Federation, Bucharest - Pitch upgrading.