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The build up to the 21st place final – 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens

The 2018 Rugby World Cup Sevens men’s tournament will be taking a very odd shape when it kicks off on the 20th of July at AT&T Park, and we’re not just talking about the baseball diamond the matches will played on. Doing away with the traditional pool stages, the competition will be played in a straight knockout format with the lower seeded sides fighting it out for the right to play the big boys (top eight seeded teams) who qualified directly for the round of 16. It’s an attempt to streamline... Read More

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Tier One Summer Rugby Round Up

South Africa – We wrote in our blog post before the start of these tours that Rassie Erasmus will most likely lose this series but will be happy to lean from the losses against a strong England team. How wrong could we have been? South Africa tore the English defence to shreds in the first two tests (After a slow first 20 mins in both) led by the incalculably inspirational Siya Kolisi. The returning Willie le Roux was outstanding, Faf de Klerk raised himself up to one of the best scrum... Read More

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New product: Bearhug supports

We’re proud to now be supplying a great selection of products from Bearhug. From your ankles all the way up to your wrists, Bearhug supports will have you covered. Made from sustainably sourced bamboo charcoal, these comfortable and breathable supports can help you regulate your body temperature and improve blood circulation. Based just down the road from us in Caerphilly, Bearhug is a young Welsh company that aims to provide for athletes of any kind, from rugby to running to hockey to hiking and everything in between. Don’t forget to enter our... Read More

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The Cardiff Blues: Why winning the Challenge Cup meant so much

It can often be a confusing time following the Cardiff Blues. Questions over identity, finances, coaching and even if they’ll actually have a home ground in the future have hovered over the team since the region was formed in 2003. As things stand you wouldn’t think there’s a lot to be happy about at the Cardiff Arms Park at the moment, with the ground falling apart and talks with Cardiff Athletic Club over renovating the stadium seemingly going nowhere in addition to their constant money issues and losing their fourth... Read More

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England’s tour of South Africa

So far, 2018 has not been kind to English rugby. At the top level there was the disappointment of the Six Nations, finishing fifth for the first time since the competition expanded in 2000. At club level there have been debates raging about ring-fencing, finances and player welfare. Understandably after having such a strong run of games when Eddie Jones took over, recent events have caused some panic amongst fans and media alike. With Paul Gustard leaving the England coaching team to join Harlequins as the latest obstacle for the... Read More

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Wales’ 2018 tour of the Americas

Before Wales head off to San Juan and Santa Fe to face Argentina in a two test series, they will first make a stop in Washington DC to play a warm up game against South Africa. This isn’t the first time an exhibition game such as this has been played on US soil; Ireland famously got their first win against the All Blacks in 2016 at Chicago’s Soldier Field in front of 61,000 fans. The success of that event has led to more chances for Ireland to take the game... Read More

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New South Wales State of Origin 2018

Referred to as Australian sport’s greatest rivalry the State of Origin series is the annual best-of-three Australian rugby league football match series between two state representative sides, the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons. The two states’ teams are frequently referred to as the Blues and Maroons, reflecting the respective colours of their jerseys. This season we are stocking the New South Wales (Blues) choose from; training t-shirt, shirt, shorts or singlet       Check out our full range of rugby league kit here The State of... Read More

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NEW ARRIVALS| NRL 2018 Home Shirts

Check out our great range of NRL Home shirts. Lightweight and breathable, the shirts are fully sublimated with embroidered NRL and team badges. These eye catching shirts can be worn casually or for training.   View the full NRL collection on our website.

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Super Rugby 2018 – Home Shirts

The Super Rugby 2018 season kicks off in Cape Town on 17th February. The tournament has been restructured and will feature 15 teams this year. The vision for the new tournament is that it will provide more focus and opportunities for the best versus the best. Check out our first drop of Super Rugby Home Shirts. Adidas quality and design shines through this range and the sporting tech developments make sure the wearer will stay dry and comfortable. The shirts are light weight and slim fitting, designed to be worn... Read More

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British and Irish Lions 2017 Canterbury Training Range

Canterbury make great Rugby kit and the opportunity to design one for the British and Irish Lions was always going to produce something special. Launched ahead of the players kit, British and Irish Lions training range has plenty of things to get excited about. Key pieces for us here at Shop Rugby are the Thermoreg Spacer Fleece Hoody and the Vaposhield Full Zip Showerproof jacket. Canterbury have used the opportunity to showcase many of their technical developments which enhance the items in the range. Utilising iconic Lions red colour, the... Read More