Equipment

It’s All About Hoops Not Stripes

For the last couple of years I’ve found myself struggling to find a traditional cotton rugby shirt. There is no end of synthetic replicas but getting one to wear as a casual top seems nigh on impossible unless I’m willing to shell out a small fortune for something by Ralph Lauren. Fortunately however I stumbled across Hoops Not Stripes, a …

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Army Remembrance Day Shirts Now Available

[adsenseyu1] The incredible Army Remembrance Day shirt collection is now available at Lovell Rugby, don’t miss out on these limited edition shirts and show your support for a great cause. You can get your shirts here.

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The 13 Worst Rugby Kits of All Time

Whilst a traditional rugby shirt may be the pinnacle of style, many rugby teams are these days embracing weird and wonderful kit designs which have resulted in the 13 worst rugby kits of all time; 13. Calvisano Although the actual shirt itself isn’t too horrendous, the lengths gone to in order to accommodate seemingly every sponsor going make this pretty …

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Check Out These Amazing NRL Marvel Superhero Rugby Shirts

Comic book publisher Marvel has teamed up with the NRL and kit manufacturer ISC to produce this awesome range of superhero inspired shirts. You can check out the full range of these Marvel shirts right here. Canberra Raiders are The Hulk! Get yours here. St. George Illawarra Dragons are Iron Man! Get yours here. Manly Sea Eagles are Wolverine! Get …

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Clever Balls

You know me and what I think about all the new technology that’s been (and is being) introduced to the game – TMOs, laptops for all the coaches, monitoring players’ every off field move (including bowels probably), knowing when they are shagged and need to be subbed, diet plans plus their training performance and sex lives (okay, so I made …

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Adidas Unveils Smart Ball With Built-In Referee

Rugby referees will soon be able to know when a team has scored a try, even if the ball is under a crowd of players. Scientists have developed technology to track a ball’s precise location using low-frequency magnetic fields, when it is otherwise blocked from view. [adsenseyu1] A low-frequency transmitter is placed inside the ball and antennas around the pitch …

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Reality TV & Rugby

The rugby stuff comes in the second part of this post – so bear with me. The term ‘Reality TV’ is an oxymoron (with the emphasis on the second and third syllables!). It isn’t real for a start – the producers put together a mixed (up) bunch of idiots who are opinionated, ego-centric, mad, plainly moronic, wildly eccentric or just …

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Tomorrow’s Mad World

I’ve commented before here about how new technology is being used to monitor, track and play ‘Big Brother’ on today’s players (okay – commented is a bit of a misnomer it should read ‘taken the mickey). No matter – it turns out that there’s even more exciting wizardry now available as I’ll explain (take the piss) a little later in …

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