Australia kick-start Four Nations with SISGrass preparation
The Australian Rugby League team got their Four Nations series off to a flying start with a resounding 54-12 win against Scotland with a little help from SISGrass.
We have been monitoring the development of SISGrass for over 18 months now. Getting the right hybrid pitch is an important part of our ground development programme and having installed two SISGrass pitches at St George’s Park it has allowed us to test against competitors hybrid surfaces. Working with Dr. Ruth Mann and her team from the STRI we have been delighted with the findings.
Both SISGrass pitches continue to be used extensively with the latest addition hosting over 30 hours this month alone including the Kangaroos Four nations preparation.The behaviour of the fibre in root zone is providing an ideal base for players across the England group and visiting teams to make the moves they need to make on a pitch with confidence. The hardness that can be associated with some hybrid surfaces has not been seen to date. Management has been straightforward and the renovation of the first SISGrass pitch was one of the best I have seen. Add in the SIS Hydrobox pop-up irrigation system, which we have installed on the pitches too, and SIS Pitches have come up with a winning combination.
We have been working closely with Alan and his team at St. George’s Park to deliver a hybrid solution that matches the world-class facilities.The sward density and root depth in combination have delivered pitches that have been utilised more than any other on site and we are looking forward to working with St. George’s Park more in the future.
About SIS HydroBox
Designed for quick and easy installation, SIS HydroBox – which launched at the IOG’s Saltex event last week – is perfect for natural turf applications, including SISGrass reinforced systems.
Designed by groundsmen for groundsmen, SIS HydroBox makes irrigation systems more accessible and easy to maintain, clean or change.
SIS HydroBox allows grass to grow immediately around the sprinkler head, and can be removed easily with minimum disturbance to the surrounding area. SISGrass fibres can be hand stitched within the box ensuring exactly the same performance as the rest of the field:
Easy access to irrigation systems:
See how easy is to install SIS HydroBox:
Innovation lies at the heart of the SIS Pitches range of natural turf supporting products, including the award winning SISGrass pitch fibre system, under soil heating and ventilation system SISAir, and now SIS HydroBox for pop-up irrigation systems.