PLAYING RUGBY IN WINTER

PLAYING RUGBY IN WINTER

Playing rugby in winter means running out in rain, cold and even snow. We tell you what gear you need to wear. 

Playing in winter can mean coming up against some challenging weather conditions. We understand if you'd rather stay nice and warm at home than venture out in the cold. But if you're brave enough to take on the elements, we have some handy advice to give you on playing during the winter months. 

 

1. PROTECT YOUR UPPER BODY

The upper body is often where you feel the cold the most, especially on your back. That's why it's important to cover up when you're training or playing in the cold and wet. With a sport like rugby, where you need to be able to move your arms freely, you have to choose the right kind of gear. 

When you're training, that might mean wearing a sweatshirt or a hoodie, which will keep you warm and comfortable and give you the freedom of movement you need. As well as being durable, they can also be water-resistant. 

Smock tops are ideal for pre-match warm-ups, especially when it's raining. Waterproof and zipless, our smock top is designed for rugby players. It comes with a velcro fastening at the neck and adjustable cuffs to offer you the protection you need in winter and let you play freely, no matter whether it's raining or blowing a gale. 

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2. PROTECT YOUR LOWER BODY

Though less sensitive to the cold, the lower body also needs some protection when you're training or warming-up in the winter. That's why we recommend you wear our smock bottoms or our jersey bottoms. Our smock bottoms are designed in the same way as our smock top. They are waterproof and durable and ideal for playing rugby. Meanwhile, our jersey bottoms keep you warm when the chill is really on. 

THAT LITTLE BIT EXTRA

You need to keep wrapped up after you've finished exerting yourself because even if you feel warm after all the effort you've put in, your body can cool down very quickly! 

So there you have it. That's all our advice on how to stay out on the pitch in winter. It's time for you to get out there and play!

 

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