Rugby Union Jerseys

National sides:

Club sides:

Rugby jerseys are becoming more and more like football shirts nowadays, with cotton shirts of the past having been replaced with the modern fabrics previously only used on football shirts. These pure polyester jerseys are harder to grab hold of when being tackled than a cotton shirt and these man made fibres also retain less water, a cotton rugby shirt can gain an extra 3kg when wet, the polyester gains considerably less.

Rugby designs have also evolved over the years, whilst there was a tradition for hooped shirt with large collars, now everything goes with the modern jersey printing techniques, just think of the wild designs of Stade Francais shirts to know anything is possible.

Read more on the history of the rugby shirt here: or on the game of rugby union here: it all came from football when Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it!