Rugby matches and style. A contradiction in terms I wonder?!

Whether this outfit was a hit or miss was besides the point as its sole purpose was to keep me warm when I went to watch our son play rugby today. [I strongly recommend that you skip the next paragraph if you don’t want to read my “Rugby Rant” – but better to do it here than to bore my friends – and at least you don’t have to pretend to be interested!]


And as for this rugby business? Now I like a bit of competitiveness along with the rest of them but really? You bring your children up to share and play nicely but once they’re on a rugby pitch, all bets are off. Your son has the ball and someone on the other team wants it? Well that’s just fine – why don’t you go right ahead and knock him to the floor and if you want to knee him in the face whilst he’s lying there, that’s just fine too.  And then at the end let’s all shake hands and pretend what jolly good fun that was. And to continue with my rant…..snowball fights are banned on the grounds of Health and Safety, playing with conkers is banned on the grounds of Health and Safety but let’s just let them kick the whatsit out of one another all in the name of sport. If that kind of behaviour occurred anywhere else it would be an assault, or a riot, or a breach of the peace. Rant over. I know I’m missing the point….


Anyway, as to the outfit – I wore Gap jeans, a Warehouse cable knit jumper, a French Connection scarf, a Primark fur gilet, the warmest overcoat that I own and which is from All Saints, M&S leather gloves and Cos (now very muddy) Chelsea boots, which our eldest held up this morning and said “I like these, they remind me of Harry Styles.”  For once I didn’t quite know what to say!







  1. Jenny Fraser-Nash
    January 17, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    I could not agree more re the rugby. Both sons have been injured at school including fractured fingers. You still manage to look stylish and warm though.

  2. Anonymous
    January 17, 2014 / 11:24 pm

    I have a daughter so am saved the dreaded rugby but I agree too – I overheard someone say recently that during senior school he had 6 contemporaries die on the rugby pitch!!!!! Utterly outrageous! Hx

  3. Lou
    January 18, 2014 / 2:45 pm

    I was listening to 5Live in the week- a lady lost her son to head injuries sustained during a rugby match. They'd been campaigning along with high profile rugby players to bring in compulsory concussion check training for refs & players alike. I was crying in the car listening to her talk about her son but hopefully this training will help in future cases

  4. ZoeB
    January 19, 2014 / 7:54 am

    You ve missed the point!

  5. Jack Ribbon
    April 9, 2017 / 8:18 pm

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  6. Jack Ribbon
    April 9, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    What do you think about this new sport T-shirts?promociones apuestas deportivas Do you know how mush is it cost in USA? Where I can find it?

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