Rugby League Jerseys
Many countries have a strong national identity through their sports, using sporting events as a chance to socialise and share friendly competition with friends. Rugby league originated in Northern England in the late 19th century, splitting from the original game of rugby. Over time, it has become its own distinct game, and the Commonwealth countries, in particular, have embraced it. There is a range of merchandise available for supporters and fans, and one of the most popular items is the rugby league jersey.
Autographed and Collectable Rugby League Jerseys
Signed NRL and rugby league memorabilia takes fan merchandise to the next level. Jerseys that have been autographed by one or more players in the team automatically gain collector's status and can achieve a much higher resale value in the future.
National Rugby League
The National Rugby League, or NRL, is the top league of professional rugby clubs in Australasia. Its competition is the Telstra Premiership, and the competition between the two is the most attended and viewed in the entire world. Needless to say, fans feel very strongly about their teams and who they support. Some of the NRL teams include the Brisbane Broncos, the Newcastle Knights and the Melbourne Storm. Jerseys in their associated coloursmaroon, blue and purple, respectivelyare popular for fans to wear as a show of solidarity.
Rugby League Jersey Material
Jerseys are generally fabricated from polyester, which holds its colour well and is resilient in the face of stains, dirt, pulls and shrinkage. For fan merchandise, jerseys may be constructed from a poly-cotton blend; however, player shirts are almost always entirely polyester. The benefits of polyester shirts on the pitch is that it's more slippery than other fabrics, making it difficult to grab during a tackle, and absorbs far less water, mud and sweat so that players aren't weighed down.
Other Rugby League Memorabilia and Merchandise
Not just confined to jerseys, fans can purchase all kinds of merchandise. For those who prefer wearable memorabilia, rugby league shorts are always an option. There are balls, posters and boots for the collector who wishes to have their items on display.