Rugby Shorts

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    Jun 19, 2016 8:27 PM GMT
    Don't ask me how I got to the Rugby Shorts Wikipedia page, but I thought the underwear section was amusing:


    The use of hard plastic padding of any kind, including jock straps, is forbidden in most leagues. However, in the United States, the high-padding of American football has influenced some junior leagues to allow, or in some cases require, jock straps.

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    Jun 19, 2016 11:07 PM GMT
    One of those personal anecdotes.
    About 2 years or so ago someone was asking about lounging around the house wear and someone else said that they liked rugby shorts. So I went on amazon and found some Red Rhino rugby shorts and bought a pair. They're just right in fit and functionality. So then I bought another 2 pair, one white and the other navy blue, same size (XL; I like my lounging shorts loose), and they're both too small. 2 weeks ago I finally decided to buy some more, but XXL this time. One pair of Red Rhino (XXL) and one pair of Canterbury Advantage rugby shorts (XL). I didn't notice until after I washed and dried them on hot that the Canterbury shorts are 100% polyester and don't have any pockets. I hate polyester; it's never as soft and comfortable as cotton; downright rough in my opinion. And not having pockets is a real inconvenience. The Red Rhino shorts are still too small; smaller than the just-right first pair.
  • Dynamo_spark

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    Jun 21, 2016 6:46 AM GMT
    Rugby shorts are not tight enough.
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    Jun 21, 2016 10:56 AM GMT
    In the 1970s I wore long-sleeve classic rugby shirts for casual wear, but never any special shorts. The shirt material was a very heavy-weight and rugged cotton, almost coarse, and the buttons rubber. In the mid-1980s I played some amateur rugby, but again never got regulation shorts, just used my Army PT shorts, or some heavy cotton twill ones I had, all a fairly short length.

    I refuse to wear these baggy 1900s-era women's bloomers used today for other US sports and gym wear. I was never told there was a prohibition against wearing a cup in our rugby (and there were times you really needed one).