Buying a replica shirt? Then get one with a bit of give

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Aword of advice to anybody thinking of buying one of those body-hugging replica sports shirts – don’t.

You see, they may look good on chiselled, muscular rugby players who do nothing but train and lift heavy weights. They have the torsos, shoulders and biceps of Greek gods, so can carry it off.

The practicality of making a shirt so tight-fitting that opponents can’t grab hold of it is to be applauded.

But these ‘dri-FIT’ shirts are simply not designed for the average male figure and all its podgy bits.

I was at Twickenham on Saturday to watch England take on Wales and saw far too many supporters squeezed into unforgiving England tops.

It made them look like lumpy sausages.