Best Ankle Braces For Rugby


Your ankles help mobilise and propel your body forward during exercise, which can put a lot of strain and tension on the joint. Rugby involves a lot of high intensity sprinting, cutting and repetitive footwork, and this combined with fatigue can increase your risk of injury.

Wearing a Bauerfeind brace or ankle support such as the MalleoTrain S when playing rugby can minimise your chances of injury through enhanced stability and proprioception.

Bauerfeind ankle braces also help to promote blood flow with the use of medical-grade compression, something not found when using simple neoprene sleeves and braces.



Take a look at Manly Sea Eagles Rugby players Daly Cherry-Evans, Api Koroisau and Jorgé Taufua at our Elizabeth Street store with Bauerfeind Supports and Braces.

They were 3D measured in-store to ensure the sleeves and braces had the perfect fit. Bauerfeind is the only braces supplier in Australia to provide 3D scanning prior to purchasing the ankle brace.

Risk of injury can be reduced with an ankle brace, which stabilise your ankle joints and activate and massage the surrounding muscles. Protect your ankles so you can enjoy your next tackle, try, conversion or ruck.

Rugby ankle support/brace in a colour combination of blue and black with the  logo of Bauerfeind Australia and being worn on the right ankle. It is considered one of the best sports ankle supports.

Sports Ankle Support

Unparalleled comfort, breathability and durability. Protect your ankle from sprains and twists while maintaining peak performance for rugby. 

$109.95 - Buy Here 

Improve your endurance and reduce the risk of sprains while running and playing sports with the stabilising Sports Ankle Support.

The extremely lightweight and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support features an innovative taping strap, which supports the ligaments and protects your ankle against sprains, hyper-extension, and twisting.

"This ankle support far exceeded my expectations! I was sceptical and expecting just a gimmicky bright coloured simple compression sleeve with a strap, and only purchased this ankle support based on blind faith in my physio and her recommendation." - Kate 

Rugby ankle support/brace in a colour combination of blue and black with the logo of Bauerfeind Australia and being worn on the right ankle. It is considered one of the best Sports Ankle Support Dynamic.


Effective sports support for the ankle to counteract overloading complaints during Rugby game.  

$79.95 - Buy Here 

Feel the effect of lunges and squats on your legs and glutes - not your ankles. Train smarter with effective protection against excessive strain with the Sports Ankle Support Dynamic.

Designed for use during sporting activity, the extremely light and hard-wearing Sports Ankle Support Dynamic supports your ankle during your daily training, protecting against unpleasant overloading.

Rugby ankle support having a colour of white and blue, and is wore on a right foot. With the logo of Bauerfeind that is consider as one of their Rugby ankle braces product also known as Achillotrain Ankle Support.


Active achilles ankle support with an integrated heel cushion to brace and provide pain relief of the Achilles tendon from a Rugby injury. 

$169.95 - Buy Here 

The ankle brace provides a threefold therapeutic effect: it relieves Achilles tendon pain, distributes pressure evenly to reduce impact, and produces a soothing massage effect that helps prevent fluid build-up from a Rugby injury. 

  • Pressure-reduced edges – Ensures a comfortable fit without constricting movement, bunching or slipping. Improves circulation.
  • Contoured insert – Running along the Achilles tendon, the pad distributes the pressure uniformly.
  • High elasticity – Makes the support easy to put on and take off.
  • Heel wedge cushion - Sits under the heel for added pain relief.
Ankle support in a colour combination of blue and grey and is worn on the right ankle. It is considered one of Bauerfeind Australia's best recovery ankle supports, AchilloTrain Pro Ankle Support.

AchilloTrain Pro ANKLE SUPPORT

A premium brace that provides a supportive massaging effect to soothe chronic pain, irritation and inflammation of the achilles tendon.

$169.95 - Buy Here 

The AchilloTrain Pro Achilles support combines the best in German medical engineering and medical-grade compression to provide you with added stability and pain relief of the Achilles tendon.

This ankle support features a unique wing-shaped pad which massages your muscles and tendon every time you move, helping to reduce inflammation and pain.

"I purchased an ankle support to help with a painful Achilles tendon that I just could not get right. It worked a treat and by wearing support I achieved a full recovery. " - Stuart B. 



We recommend visiting a physiotherapist for treatment and advice on treating common rugby injuries. They may recommend the following treatments.

  • Strains or Sprains. Many sprains and strains can be treated with the RICE method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. A good physiotherapist can assist with the recovery however prevention is always better than cure.
  • Stress Fractures. A stress fracture is caused by overuse or repetitive movements that leads to a small crack or bruising in a bone. Refraining from high impact activities and allowing optimal time for recovery is recommended. The RICE method and anti-inflammatory medications will also be beneficial