Lovell Rugby Awards 2012 – Favourite Alternative Rugby Shirt
We all have our own rugby teams which we passionately support but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a light-hearted approach to the game and the rugby shirts being worn.
Throughout 2012 there has been a large contingent of outrageous and eye-catching designs promoting teams from all corners of the world. London, Bangkok, Rio and even Bavaria are all represented so here at Lovell Rugby we thought now would be the perfect time to round-up a selection of the rugby shirts which we think truly stand out, both on and off the rugby field.
Lederhosen, sausages and beer – three things which perfectly capture the essence of Bavaria and bring to life the famous German region.
Designed for an authentic, if rather stereotypical, Bavaria appearance, this rugby shirt replicates the lederhosen look in emphatic fashion. The red and white chequered tone to the body and sleeves is undoubtedly eye-catching and sure to grab attention wherever it is sported.
So strike up the oom-pah band and have your glasses ready to cheer on the best of Bavaria.
If you were asked to capture the essence of Bangkok, this rugby shirt immediately brings to life a snapshot of one of the most popular and lively destinations in the world.
Made by Olorun, from 100% cool-tech polyester, the Bangkok Bad Boys 2012/13 Home Rugby Shirt features a buttoned V-neck collar and epitomises Bangkok night-life. Across the front and back are vibrant night scenes from Bangkok’s famous Khao San Road whilst the Patpong Gentlemans Club sponsor sits across the chest.
Whether you have experienced Bangkok for yourself or simply admire this unique creation, the Bangkok Bad Boys rugby shirt is unlike any other and sure to brighten up any day wherever it is worn.
Rio is the place to be over the coming years as the vibrant city prepares to host the two largest sporting events in the world, the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.
As soon as you pull this rugby shirt on it immediately puts you in the carnival and party mood courtesy of the bright colours and images sublimated across the front and back. In honour of Rio’s most famous landmark, Christ the Redeemer looks down over Rio across the back of the jersey. The colours of Brazil’s flag, yellow, green and blue have also been incorporated across the sleeves and collar to complete the vivid look.
So get the party started, embrace some Latin spirit and go (Brazil) nuts with this unique Rio Rebels Rugby Shirt.
From the moment you slip on this patriotic offering, you will be filled with pride and joy for the capital city and its’ wealth of heritage.
With the Union Jack wrapped around both sides of the shirt, iconic landmarks are laid beneath a lone London Soldier whilst the London skyline is spread across the back. Just in case you have trouble finding your way around the city, then the London underground map has been incorporated onto the shoulders for a truly distinct touch like no other rugby shirt.
If you have ever wanted a touch of the Far East without the cost and the travelling, then Olorun have come up with the perfect alternative.
Taking on a vibrant oriental theme, fiery gold symbols blaze across the shirt and sit aside the maroon tone to the rest of the shirt. For a lightweight feel, the Hanoi Dragon badge features in a sublimated format on the left chest whilst the Foo King Lounge sponsor decorates the chest in the same way.
The eye-catching and innovative design features cutting edge performance fabrics to ensure comfort and fit are not compromised. Whether worn in the terraces, on holiday or simply as casual rugby attire, this Hanoi Dragons rugby shirt certainly captures the essence of the Orient.
Be sure to check out our full selection of rugby shirts, offering an array of wild designs, and choose your favourite from our extensive collection.