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Are you buying present for someone who loves watching rugby this year? Are they the kind of person that will be watching the local game on a Saturday morning down at the park, at Twickenham for the stadium atmosphere of a Test match or in the pub watching their favourite team? Then we’ve got gift ideas covered.
From shirts for the most iconic teams in the world to winter watching solutions, check out our Top 5 Gifts for Rugby Fans this Christmas.
Possibly the most anticipated shirt of the year, the new British and Irish Lions jersey has lived up to the standard that has been set by it’s long and illustrious past. Canterbury have taken over from adidas and their first outing with the shirt is stunning. This will be one of the most sought after pieces of rugby kit in the world by summer, save your rugby fan the stress by getting them it for Christmas.
The Lions will take to the field in the shirt first on the 3rd of June as they build up to their first game against the All Blacks on the 24th of June.
A military-inspired design, this simple lambswool hat is perfect for rugby fans that insist on going to the game through all the winter months.
Made by Barbour, the quality of this hat and all their winter wear is undeniable. If your giftee isn’t a hat person, check out the rest of the Barbour range available at rugbystore.co.uk
This is one for people who have loved the game for years and want a classic look. The Barbarians are an institution of rugby and Kooga have paid their respects with this iconic and simple design.
The Black and White hoops are synonymous with the invitational team and this long sleeve version of the shirt is ideal for fans in the winter months and smart enough to wear on Boxing Day.
Rhino Rugby are official partners of the British and Irish Lions Tour of New Zealand in 2017, when the best of the Home Nations will travel across the globe to take on the World Champions.
To celebrate the renewal of this partnership, Rhino Rugby have released this limited edition retro British and Irish Lions rugby ball. Inspired by the rich history of the team, the ball has a distinct vintage look.
Ideal as a gift for any Lions fan this Christmas, you can pass it about while you pick your Lions XV at the Christmas table.
There is no shirt more recognisable in rugby, and arguably all of sport, than the All Blacks jersey. The 2017 shirt from adidas builds on everything that has made the shirt great in the past and packs in even more new technology.
They claim this is strongest rugby shirt the sport company has ever made thanks to the chassis system and the digital weave of the material. While not everyone supports the All Blacks, pretty much every rugby fan will be happy to receive one of these.
Well, perhaps not if they are an Aussie…
Find out more about the shirt in our recent blog post.
What do you want for Christmas? Let us know in the comments!