GIFT GUIDE FOR WOMEN'S RUGBY PLAYERS
Everyone who plays women’s rugby wants you to know they play women’s rugby. I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s a great sport, and we are here for it!
We pride ourselves on making clothing and accessories for women’s rugby players, by women’s rugby players - and if you're looking to buy a gift, we're here to help you this holiday season.
After racking our brains, we've put together five, specially-curated gift guides that your favourite women's rugby player (or yourself, we're not judging) is sure to love. Check them out below!
1. The Teammate Training Top
The Teammate Training Top is the best answer to the rigours of on-pitch sessions. It’s cut from Sportslite Hyperflex for performance level fabrication, with reinforced seams to make sure that, unlike your classic cotton tee, this shirt can withstand anything you put it through. For the complete kit package, pair the top with our equally resilient and flexible Stadium Rugby Short.
2. The Stadium Short
Designed to look like the classic rugby shorts of yesteryear, but made with a modern, sport specific fit in a premium fabrication - The Stadium Short is guaranteed to be your favourite rugby players favourite match-day short. Made with TechKnit, a breathable, wicking, four-way stretch fabric, this short combines the unrestricted range of motion needed for high-performance with the texture and look of classic, old school shorts.
3. OPRO Mouthguard
The most essential of rugby accessories! Go into tackles free from worry about the protection of your pearly whites. 4 colours available (for now 😉) of the OPRO’s Gold Standard self-fit mouthguard. If you need help fitting, our Resources tab has a very handy video.
4. The Step 1 Short - Classic Fit
These women’s under-shorts are the essential starting point of any rugby player's kit, while also cutting down what we have to put in our kit bag every day – they’re immensely versatile. As the definition of utility: these are the go-to under short for playing, training, exercising or simply living. The Step 1 Short is crafted from our signature four-way stretchy material and are so perfect for the game: they have a no-dig, smooth waist crafted from the stretchiest elastic – plus there is absolutely no awkward front seam!
5. The Training Diary
Failing to plan is planning to fail- Rugby is a demanding sport, and therefore it’s crucial to keep on top of our goals, track progress, organize workouts, jot down game notes, and more. Help the rugby player in your life get better every day with one of our Training Notebooks!
1. The Teammate Short in Pride
Give the gift that keeps on giving. The Teammate Short in Pride is not only made to be flexible and to fit in perfectly with your team's strip (it's cut from Sportslite fabrication in our solid-dyed Black Fern)...it's also standing up for equality in rugby. Following in the footsteps of our best-selling True Colours short, a portion of proceeds from the sale of every pair of Pride women's rugby shorts is donated to Stonewall, an organization fighting for the freedom, equity and potential of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.
2. The Clubhouse Short in Prism
The Clubhouse Shorts are where it all started: Ruggette’s original pair, they’re the women’s rugby shorts you’ve been waiting for. We’ve put the time in perfecting the patterns and have had them tested by hundreds of female rugby players of every size, shape, level, and age from all over the world: we collected their measurements and feedback and tailored each size accordingly. Much like our Teammate Short in Pride, a portion of proceeds from the sale of every pair is donated to the Stonewall Organization to fight for the freedom, equality, and potential of LGBTQ+ people.
3. The Clubhouse Short 2.0 in Tropicana
Your shorts aficionado is sure to love this new Clubhouse pattern that’s perfect for dreaming of warmer weather. Featuring our signature wide, lay-flat waistband, these shorts are sculpted higher behind and scoop lower in front for full coverage in scrums and rucks with no bunching or excess fabric. Grab a pair for your favourite women's rugby player that insists that - even during the holidays - they were made for more summery climates.
4. The Clubhouse Short 2.0 in Jungle Book
Help the stylish shorts connoisseur in your life get into the fighting spirit with these ferocious women’s rugby shorts, part of our Clubhouse 2.0 collection. Ok, ok… the cheetahs on these shorts might be more sweet than savage, but that doesn’t mean your game has to be. Like all of our shorts, you can take your pick: the Femme Fit has a shorter inseam than the Tomboy, and is cut slightly curvier through the hip, while the Tomboys are cut straighter through the hip and longer in the leg.
5. The Clubhouse Short 2.0 in Geode
One of our best-selling shorts of all time, The Clubhouse Short 2.0 in Geode rounds out our star-studded list. Take in the autumn air and absorb some restorative, calming energy with our geode-patterned women's rugby shorts – they’re a winner in our books even if you’re not enough of a hippy to believe in the power of crystals. It's no wonder many women's rugby players consider them their lucky pair.
1. The Girl Gang Crew Fleece - Tomboy
This Girl Gang Crew is fleecy pullover goals. Vintage-finish, midweight cotton blend fleece with full back print and left chest branding and a modern slim fit. The Girl Gang Crew is part of our Tomboy Fit women's rugby sweatshirt collection, and is sized like a unisex garment - size down for a more fitted look, or take your regular size for a slouchier fit; Stef is a US 12/UK 16 and is wearing a size Medium.
2. The Glastonbury Hoodie
Perfect to pop on after training (or during... we all have that one teammate)– it’s the Glastonbury Hoodie! A psychedelic spin on your average women’s rugby hoodie, this tie-dye number comes in a variety of colourways: rainbow Kaleidoscope, spidery Download, dreamy blue Boardmasters and sweet Isle of Wight.
3. Stadium Oversized Long Sleeve T
If you’re a fan of our Glastonbury tie-dye t-shirts, keepyour gift standing out from the crowd with the Stadium Oversized Long Sleeve T in two brand-new hand dyed colourways, 'Boat Race' and 'Kew Garden'! This premium tie-dye crew has a relaxed fit, high round neck, and dropped shoulders for the perfect 90s look; plus, it comes in 100% organic cotton terry. It's like the perfect cross between a jumper and a classic t shirt, and the perfect layering piece.
4. The Varsity College Team Longsleeve
It’s fall (autumn), there’s a nip in the air, new school stationery bought and they’re back on campus for a fresh school year. What's the missing piece? Our new long sleeve tees.
They're the perfect layering piece, while also rocking that classic American college style graphic. If you know you're looking for a nostalgic gift, we've even got a whole Varsity range for you explore - from more women's rugby tops to bath towels and notebooks.
5. Crouch Bind Set Brushed Crew Fleece
Celebrate your favourite forward and thank them for their hard work with this comfy fleece. Part of our new premium range, the Women's Rugby Crouch Bind Set Brushed Crew Fleece is cut from our new LuxFleece, a super soft, brushed mid-weight sweatshirt fabrication, crafted from a blend of fair trade organic cotton and recycled polyester that’s soft on the inside and smooth on the outside.
1. The Stadium Equalitea Hoodie
Fundamentally, we believe that women’s rugby, and women’s sports in general, are no different in value or worth than their male counterparts and are worthy of investment and support. And this top showcases that.
Part of our new premium range, the Stadium Equalitea Rugby Hoodie is cut from our new LuxFleece, a super soft, brushed mid-weight sweatshirt fabrication, crafted from a blend of fair trade organic cotton and recycled polyester that’s soft on the inside and smooth on the outside. Classic Tomboy Fit, and incredibly comfy, you’ll end up reaching for it again and again.
This print means a lot to us on a personal level - and is guaranteed to hit home for any women's rugby player.
2. Terry Poncho
Keep your teammate warm with these cosy ponchos in home or away colours: Ruggette Orange or Black Fern. These evergreen dressing room favourites are perfect for post match showers, changing pitch-side, or just to chuck on after training- you'll find yourself packing yours in your kit bag again and again! In microfibre terry (85% polyester, 15% polyamide), they’ll last forever, are ultra-absorbent and quick to dry (four times quicker than cotton) – perfect for those summer poolside days. And the icing on the cake: a generous hood and kangaroo pocket for maximum comfort.
3. The Training Top
Got a cold teammate? Maybe they're training in the wrong fabric... The Teammate Training Top is cut from Sportslite Hyperflex for performance level fabrication, with reinforced seams to make sure that, unlike your classic cotton tee, this shirt can withstand anything you put it through. And, it won't stick to your soaked body like a wet blanket. We might be biased, but we think it's the best answer to the rigours of those rainy on-pitch sessions.
4. The Old Dogs Polo - Tomboy
Part of our new premium range, the Old Dogs Polo is pure nostalgia, made in England the good old-fashioned way. Rubber buttons, traditional twill collar, taped shoulders, neck and vents, heavyweight 100% cotton jersey. Classic Tomboy Fit rugby polo, hangs just right, looks just as good with jeans at the pub as it does with shorts on the pitch. Features our Heritage 1887 print on the front.
5. Lasso Crew/Knee Socks
Lasso Socks are designed with a pure focus on functionality, followed by form. Our athletic performance rugby socks are engineered to help the wearer Stay Moving in every way and in any condition. Our patented SmartSupport™ socks are a proprietary blend of targeted compression weave patterns and sustainable yarns designed to deliver maximum comfort and structural support in any environment. With firm SmartSupport™ compression and superior moisture wicking, the Lasso black rugby Sock 2.0 reduces muscle fatigue and soreness, and speeds up muscle recovery. Choose your length based on your teammate's preference - and watch their Bronco time soar.
1. The Ruggette Protein Shaker
Stuff your stocking with the Ruggette Protein Shaker! Features: an integrated mesh mixer for a lump-free shake. Easy to keep sparkling with a rounded inner base that makes cleaning simple. Safely transport 700ml of your favourite shake with a secure cap – showing a flash of orange when you flip it - BPA free.
2. The Ruggette Scrunchie
These adorable scrunchies are cut from sportswear wicking fabric that can handle completely any workout you throw at them, and look great while doing it! This cute hair scrunchie is sure to take pride of place among your favourite rugby accessories: it features the sweetest lil rugby ball and rugby boot prints ever. Adore!
3. Rainbow Laces
Want to support your rugby player with pride? Get these laces from Stonewall, a charity which campaigns for LGBT equality in the UK and all over the world, are part of their #rainbowlaces movement. It celebrates the presence of LGBT people in sport and raises awareness of the work that needs to be done to achieve equality in games like rugby. Show your support with a pair of rainbow laces today!
4. Lasso Crew Socks
Lasso Socks are designed with a pure focus on functionality, followed by form. Our athletic performance rugby socks are engineered to help the wearer Stay Moving in every way and in any condition. Our patented SmartSupport™ socks are a proprietary blend of targeted compression weave patterns and sustainable yarns designed to deliver maximum comfort and structural support in any environment. With firm SmartSupport™ compression and superior moisture wicking, the Lasso black rugby Sock 2.0 reduces muscle fatigue and soreness, and speeds up muscle recovery. Choose your length based on preference - and watch their Bronco time soar.
5. The Truth Hurts Sticker
If you somehow still needed a friendly reminder… use the iconic Truth Hurts sticker anywhere you (and the rest of the world) will always see it, from the corner of your mirror to your laptop case – it’s the ideal gift to self. Buy our Truth Hurts sticker separately, or as a bundle for the whole set. It's also the ideal companion for one of our fabulous notebooks - display it with pride on our original gym diary or Letterman notebook.