Shorts

Kukri Rugby Playing Shorts Black Kukri Rugby Playing Shorts Black
Cost: £12.99
Kitbag
Samurai Elite Shorts White Samurai Elite Shorts White
Cost: £17.99
Kitbag
Kooga Rugby Murrayfield Short Black Kooga Rugby Murrayfield Short Black
Cost: £11.99
Kitbag
Kukri Rugby Playing Shorts White Kukri Rugby Playing Shorts White
Cost: £12.99
Kitbag
Kooga Rugby Murrayfield Short White Kooga Rugby Murrayfield Short White
Cost: £11.99
Kitbag
Ospreys 09/10 Home SS Rugby Shorts Youths Ospreys 09/10 Home SS Rugby Shorts Youths
Cost: £16.99
Lovell Rugby
Ospreys 09/10 Home SS Rugby Shorts Ospreys 09/10 Home SS Rugby Shorts
Cost: £19.99
Lovell Rugby
Ireland 09/11 Home SS Rugby Shorts Ireland 09/11 Home SS Rugby Shorts
Cost: £24.99
Lovell Rugby
Munster 09/10 Woven Rugby Shorts Munster 09/10 Woven Rugby Shorts
Cost: £19.99
Lovell Rugby
Munster 09/10 Home Rugby Shorts Munster 09/10 Home Rugby Shorts
Cost: £19.99
Lovell Rugby
London Wasps 09/11Shorts London Wasps 09/11Shorts
Cost: £25.99
Lovell Rugby
3 Stripe Training Rugby Shorts Black 3 Stripe Training Rugby Shorts Black
Cost: £16.99
Lovell Rugby
4 Stripe Training Rugby Shorts Navy 4 Stripe Training Rugby Shorts Navy
Cost: £16.99
Lovell Rugby
Advantage Rugby Shorts White Advantage Rugby Shorts White
Cost: £16.99
Lovell Rugby
5 Stripe Training Rugby Shorts White 5 Stripe Training Rugby Shorts White
Cost: £16.99
Lovell Rugby
Advantage Rugby Shorts Navy Advantage Rugby Shorts Navy
Cost: £16.99
Lovell Rugby
Advantage Rugby Shorts Black Advantage Rugby Shorts Black
Cost: £16.99
Lovell Rugby
Lycra Shorts Black CCC Youth Lycra Shorts Black CCC Youth
Cost: £11.99
Lovell Rugby
Waratahs Play Short 07/08 Waratahs Play Short 07/08
Cost: £19.95
EggCatcher

Rugby shorts worn by players in a few of the top clubs will carry the club name and in some instances the sponsors name. The majority of shorts however are just plain with the most common colours being dark blue or black. The latest offerings include modern synthetics but with consideration of the contact with the face and the need to ensure no skin burns. This leads to the majority of shorts being cotton.

Evolution of shorts

We are not sure how shorts have evolved but believe it started with players simply wearing their out door cloths with the bottoms tucked into their socks. This moved on to long johns the woollen undergarments being used or pantaloons the baggy trouser that was three-quarter length. The next progression was to shorts that came down to the knee. These were still common up to the 70's. We now have the shorts of today which are often warn with cycle shorts underneath.

Shorts for Rugby

The underwear in the modern game is usually briefs which give good support. However until the 70's the common gear for support was a jock strap which gave positive protection rather in the fashion of a box in cricket.