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The Big Guy’s Guide To What To Wear To A Rugby Match


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Whether it’s Rugby League or Rugby Union, there’s no better feeling than watching your favourite team play. From the buzzing atmosphere to the fast-paced excitement of the game, you’ll want to make sure that you’re set for spectating. 

At BadRhino, we’ve put together this handy guide for what to wear to a rugby match as a bigger guy, so you always know how to dress, no matter the weather.

Dress For Where The Match Is Being Played

Where the match is being played is a huge factor in deciding what you’ll be wearing to the game. Typically there are two types of rugby matches; grassroots rugby and stadium rugby.

If You’re Watching Grassroots Rugby:

Watching grassroots rugby can only mean one thing: you’re going to be cold. Especially if the pitch is exposed to the elements.

Make sure you come well-prepared with a change of clothes, waterproofs and suitable footwear because it could be a long time until you’re back in the warmth.

If You’re Watching Rugby At A Stadium:

Make sure you do your research if you’re watching rugby at a stadium. The stand that you’re in, its tiers and blocks can create their own micro-environments which can be influenced by the direction it’s facing and whether it’s covered or not. 

Depending on where you’re sat, you’ll want to make sure that you’re wearing something lightweight if you’re directly in the sun, or opt for warm layers if you’re going to be in the shade.

1. Waterproofs

Everyone knows how unpredictable the British weather can be, so you’ll want to make sure that you’ve got a handy set of waterproofs that you can throw on when the weather takes a turn.

Stay dry and warm when you’re battling the elements from the stands with our range of waterproof jackets, they’re guaranteed to keep you protected. 

Let’s face it, a hood is a must during autumn and winter matches and some of our must-have waterproof jackets even have a fleeced hood lining — win, win!

2. Fleece And Jeans

If you’re heading to a game where the temperatures are teetering between autumn and winter, you’ll be able to get away with the classic combo of a fleece and jeans.

But, what makes this such a classic? Well, the trick is layering. 

A fleece is a super simple piece of clothing that can be easily thrown over a t-shirt and layered under a coat when needed. 

Opt for a fleece in the colour of your favourite team for a subtle styling trick. You’re guaranteed to score a TRY with a look this good!

3. Joggers And A Hoodie

Meeting your mates at the pub for a large-screen viewing and pints on tap? Then, if you’re more of the laid-back type, comfort is key. 

And what could be better than joggers and a hoodie? Mix and match with different colour combinations, or opt for something a little bit more coordinated with a matching set. 

We can’t guarantee that the match will be relaxing, but this loungewear co-ord sure will be!

4. Longline Puffer Coat and Cargo Trousers

If you’re watching your favourite team from the sidelines and getting in on all of the action, then be prepared to take on the chill.

For a coat that can take on any weather, a longline puffer coat is sure to see you through. Not only is it warm, but it’s super stylish, too, going with any style! If longline isn’t really your thing, we’ve got also puffer jackets in shorter lengths!
Finish the look with a pair of cargo trousers and its large amount of pockets, allowing you to bring all your essentials with you — including hats, scarves, gloves and more — and cheer your team on along the way.

5. Rugby Trousers And A Long Sleeve Polo Shirt

If you want to show your support for your team but you’re looking for something a little bit more wearable for every day too, then a long sleeve rugby-inspired polo shirt is your new go-to. 

Get ready for kick-off as soon as you’re at your seat!

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