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Leaguel Counsel Episode 8

By Leaguel Counsel

Leaguel Counsel is a free flowing podcast largely covering all things Rugby League and occasionally touching on innocuous everyday stuff. 

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When a person thinks of Rugby League fashion they naturally think of the v across the chest, the three-quarter sleeves of the 80s and 90s and of course the silky shorts. There is a theory that the common V across the shirt on the Rugby League jersey was used to exaggerate the chest size. No doubt it would of scared the opposition if the opposing forward pack was full of barrel chested front rowers.

The silky shorts are unique to Rugby League in comparison with the other code which continues to persevere with a disgrace of a garment made of cotton. Cotton! Its unbelievable the Rah Rahs still stick with this. This may have helped in the development of the current NZ fashion trend of wearing NRL shorts everywhere. These versatile garments can be worn just about anywhere in NZ down to the beach, at the local bar or to Rugby Union training. The benefits of the Rugby League shorts are in the comfort, the silkiness of the fabric on the skin is divine and can often be worn without underwear.

What does it also say about NZ culture? Perhaps it is an indication that New Zealanders love their Rugby League but need to keep this love on the down low to avoid persecution? For instance you are more likely to have a successful job interview in NZ wearing NRL shorts rather than an NRL jersey.

Leaguel Counsel is a free flowing podcast largely covering all things Rugby League and occasionally touching on innocuous everyday stuff. 

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