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9 things to buy the rugby fan in your life this Christmas

We’ve got you covered with some outstanding gift ideas this festive season.

1. Women’s World Cup tickets

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The Women’s World Cup comes to Ireland next year and it promises to be one of the sporting highlights of 2017.

With games split between Dublin and Belfast, it will be a great chance for the Irish public to get out and watch high-class rugby whilst also getting behind Niamh Briggs and her team-mates.

Tickets for the tournament, including the knock-out matches and final, are available to purchase from TicketMaster.

2. Connacht’s European Champions Cup jersey (€115)

Matt Healy, Tiernan O'Halloran, Quinn Roux, Ultan Dillane and John Muldoon Source: James Crombie/INPHO

Granted, this piece of merchandise is a bit on the pricey side but the BLK designed kit is a thing of beauty.

Available in all sizes, and kids, from Elverys, Connacht’s European offering for the 2016/17 season is well worth the investment for cheering on the western province.

More information here

3. Ulster Rugby putter cover (£15)

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Perfect for the Ulster-supporting golfer in your life, this putter cover would brighten up any bag and nail your rugby colours firmly to the mast.

Available to buy here.

4. Classic Lions polo (€69)

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We suggest steering clear of the sponsor-laden replica kit ahead of next year’s Lions tour so this classic polo is a nice alternative.

Available to buy here.

5. Munster snood/buff (€15)

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We have no doubt this Munster Rugby snood will become the must-have fashion accessory on the Thomond Park terraces in 2017 so get it whilst it’s hot and still available.

Available to buy here.

6. Leinster hip flask (€30)

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For all those chilly nights in the South Stand at the RDS, this hip flask is the winter essential for the Leinster fan in your life.

Comes with a nice design and an accompanying box to make the wrapping that much easier.

Available to buy here.

7. Rugby Is Life t-shirt

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Not only do Dump Tackle have a wide-range of humorous t-shirts available this festive season, they have added other ‘cool stuff’ to their online store including phone covers and canvas prints.

Available to buy here.

8. Champions Cup tickets

CJ Stander and Simon Zebo Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

The Champions Cup really heats up with Rounds 5 and 6 in January, and you’ll want to be there when it’s all on the line.

Grab yourself some tickets for the RDS, Thomond, the Sportsground or Ravenhill before it’s too late.

Tickets are on sale here.

9. Rory Best Throw Trainer (€2,000)

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A late entry but one we couldn’t leave out. For just €2,000 you too could have a giant net in your back garden to help perfect your line-out skills and become the next Rory Best.

An essential piece of kit for any young hooker. Quick, order yours before they fly off the shelf.

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