Socks

Raging Bull Rugby Socks Black Raging Bull Rugby Socks Black
Cost: £6.49
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Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Black/Red Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Black/Red
Cost: £6.99
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Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Navy/Sky/White Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Navy/Sky/White
Cost: £6.99
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Kukri Match Rugby Socks Navy Kukri Match Rugby Socks Navy
Cost: £7.99
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Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Black/White Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Black/White
Cost: £6.99
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Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Red/White Samurai Tri Nations Rugby Sock Red/White
Cost: £6.99
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Raging Bull Rugby Socks Navy Raging Bull Rugby Socks Navy
Cost: £6.49
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Raging Bull Rugby Socks White Raging Bull Rugby Socks White
Cost: £6.49
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Rugby Sevens Sock Pack Rugby Sevens Sock Pack
Cost: £24.99
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Kooga Rugby Tek Rugby Socks Royal Kooga Rugby Tek Rugby Socks Royal
Cost: £9.99
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Kooga Rugby Tek Rugby Socks Red Kooga Rugby Tek Rugby Socks Red
Cost: £9.99
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Kukri Match Rugby Socks Red Kukri Match Rugby Socks Red
Cost: £7.99
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Canterbury Standard Plain Socks - Scarlet/White. Canterbury Standard Plain Socks - Scarlet/White.
Cost: £5.99
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Performance Plain Top Socks Black Performance Plain Top Socks Black
Cost: £9.99
Lovell Rugby
Performance Rugby Socks Black Performance Rugby Socks Black
Cost: £9.99
Lovell Rugby
Technical Rugby Socks Green Technical Rugby Socks Green
Cost: £8.99
Lovell Rugby
Performance Rugby Socks Red Performance Rugby Socks Red
Cost: £9.99
Lovell Rugby
Performance Rugby Socks Navy Performance Rugby Socks Navy
Cost: £9.99
Lovell Rugby
Technical Rugby Socks Black Technical Rugby Socks Black
Cost: £8.99
Lovell Rugby
Technical Rugby Socks Red Technical Rugby Socks Red
Cost: £8.99
Lovell Rugby
Performance Plain Top Socks White Performance Plain Top Socks White
Cost: £9.99
Lovell Rugby
Technical Rugby Socks Navy Technical Rugby Socks Navy
Cost: £8.99
Lovell Rugby
Performance Rugby Socks Green Performance Rugby Socks Green
Cost: £9.99
Lovell Rugby
Technical Rugby Socks Royal Blue Technical Rugby Socks Royal Blue
Cost: £8.99
Lovell Rugby
Performance Plain Top Socks Navy Performance Plain Top Socks Navy
Cost: £9.99
Lovell Rugby
Technical Rugby Socks White Technical Rugby Socks White
Cost: £8.99
Lovell Rugby
Waratahs Home Sock 07/08 Waratahs Home Sock 07/08
Cost: £11.95
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Rugby Socks are a key part of the players attire. The modern socks tend to be synthetic material and at the higher level will offer a degree of protection to the feet from the weather. Both International and Club sides have their own colours and styles for socks. For instance England wear a black sock with white tops rather like the main sponsors of rugby a pint of Guinness, though England had this design before Guinness became involved.

Evolution of the rugby sock

The original socks would have been woollen walking socks. The first improvement was to mix wool with other fabrics like cotton. Then a mixture of wool and synthetics. The problem with these old socks was they were inclined to shrink if washed at to high a temperature and if the temperature was to low then they would become stained. The modern synthetic materials do not last any longer than the old ones but are not so susceptible to the elements.

Club socks are the norm at all levels of the game and of course the Barbarians famously wear their own club socks when playing for the side. The other main use for socks is to support the shin pads worn by forwards particularly the front row.