Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rugby Shirts

The Rugby shirt has, in many cultures around the world, become a popular fashion item. If you are a rugby league or rugby union fanatic, wearing a Rugby shirt to show support and loyalty to your team is crucial. Rugby shirts,worn by players of rugby union or rugby league, have short or long sleeves, a buttoned opening at the top with a small, stiff collar and rubber buttons. They usually carry a logo on the chest and a number on the back. The traditional design of the Rugby shirt consists of five or six horizontal stripes or "hoops" in alternating colours.

Rugby league shirts often have a large 'V' around the neck; however more and more teams are embracing the rounded collarless design. Rugby league shirts also tend to be more colourful and extravagant in design relative to rugby union shirts. The extravagant colours and design of rugby league shirts is most probably a product of modern day professional football, which has been a part of rugby league's culture for far longer than rugby union's. Rugby league shirts or jerseys as they are often called may hold less tradition than rugby union shirts. This holds more truth among the fully professional rugby league clubs in the National Rugby League who often change the shirt design every year or two to encourage fans to purchase the latest shirt design. However, some rugby league clubs are now going back to the clubs' roots in terms of design while other clubs have not strayed from their traditional jersey design.

If you support one of the Six Nations teams, that is, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Italy or France you will purchase a rugby shirt to support one of these countries. For the Magners Celtic League, there are special rugby shirts to show your loyalty for Newport Gwent Dragons, Munster, Cardiff Blues, Leinster, Ospreys, Ulster, Scarlets, Glasgow or Edinburgh. Other top rugby league teams with their own rugby shirts include the Warrington Wolves, Salford Reds, Hull Kingston Rovers, Crusaders, St Helens, Bradford Bulls and Wigan Warriors.

Based in the UK, Lovell Rugby stocks the UK's largest range of official rugby shirts including England Rugby Shirts, Six Nations rugby shirts, International rugby shirts, Magners Celtic League rugby shirts and rugby league shirts. Lovell Rugby has a range of International rugby shirts from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, France, New Zealand All Blacks, Hong Kong, Italy, Jamaica, Australia Wallabies, Gibraltar, South Africa, France, Argentina, Austria, Israel, Sweden, Japan, Kenya, Switzerland, China, West Indies, Mexico and Holland; with rugby shirts also available for the Barbarians, Kukri, Shanghai, Marseille, New South Wales and Samurai Sevens.



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