Thursday, 7 January 2010

From the ridiculous to the sublime

Glory be!

At last, a rugby shirt that looks like a rugby shirt.

Following the purple monstrosity, England rugby players will finally look like proper rugby players (before kick off, at least) when they don a one-off commemorative jersey against Wales on 6th February to mark the centenary of Twickenham stadium.

It is, of course, no more than a blatant marketing ploy designed to fill the coffers at the RFU, but on this occasion I really don't mind at all. It's a proper rugby shirt after all, with a collar, with no sponsor's logo on the front and, by the looks of it, with long sleeves.

Which means that many of the England players will even have to roll their sleeves up, literally as well as metaphorically.


Frederic said...

my friend Benoit is manufacturing a replica of 1871 English jersey... I guess you'll also enjoy it ! (pretty expensive, I admit!)

Nursedude said...

There is beauty in the simplicity of the traditional England jersey. It doesn't matter WHY the ERFU will have England's XV wearing this jersey against Wales in February...the important thing is that they will be wearing it.