At Irish Rugby Tours we are bonkers about rugby. Some of us had a day off recently and what did we do? Yes, that’s right, we went to watch a rugby match. We can’t get enough of it and it doesn’t matter what time of the year it is. Given that it is soon to be the most wonderful time of the year, we thought we’d window shop around on your behalf to see what Christmas presents you could get those rugby fans in your life. Here is a list of just a few.


Santa Rugby Ball

Does exactly what it says on the tin, or should that be the skin?, anyway it’s a rugby ball, it’s made by Gilbert and so it’s good quality if a little garish. There are not that many of them around. It would appear that Gilbert have suspended their manufacture but a little look on the internet reveals some are selling. In terms of novelty this is a ten out of ten and your rugby fan is sure to break out in a smile when they gets this passed out of the Christmas scrum.


Christmas Presents for Rugby Fans

Santa rugby ball by Gilbert

Rugby Ball Cufflinks

A great man once said that every man should have at least one great pair of cufflinks. Hear, hear say we and we have the perfect pair right from the Cufflink Super Store.

A bargain at just €12.95.


Christmas Presents for Rugby Fans


The Battle, Paul O’Connell


A great read!

There is violence, silliness and injuries, lots of injuries, in this mammoth biography from the former British and Irish Lions Captain.

We get fascinating insights into Declan Kidney, Eddie O’Sullivan and Joe Schmidt as well as a journey through O’Connell’s head, his battles with injuries, success and the pain-killer Difene.

An intelligent, sports-mad athlete who harboured dreams of being a professional golfer, he took the decision, with some help from his father, to concentrate on rugby. It turned out to be a great decision for Munster and Ireland but only time will tell if his fifty-year-old body will feel the same.

Find out about some more great rugby reads from our post this summer 


Jersey Time

It is as old as the game itself but no rugby fan is ever disappointed by a brand spanking new rugby top. If you want to be safe, go for something a little different. Lifestyle Sports have this colourful kids training top (pictured) for €45 for example. It’s available in store or online.


Munster Training Top


If none of those float your boat Barbarians tops though seen less often than before are still pretty cool and they are different. You could also try going down the vintage line and see what simple treats from the sixties, seventies and beyond are on offer. This cracking French shirt is a replica of that worn in 1924. It’s available from Toffs.


O-la-la replica French rugby top from 1924


An Irish Rugby Tour Six Nations weekend away

We are keeping the best til last. This is the kind of present that will exalt the gift giver to new heights. Only NASA could calculate the unparalleled brownie points for this kind of gift and with good reason – it’s a humdinger. Chat to us today about our packages for the upcoming tournament and enjoy the rewards! We have packages available for Ireland v Wales and Ireland v Scotland 2020 and we look forward to seeing you here.


A weekend in Dublin with Irish Rugby Tours