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Nottingham Rugby’s Men in Tights cause a stir on Radio 1

THE Nottingham Rugby lads have shown they are bang on trend after the arrival of the latest fashion craze to hit the UK - male leggings or 'meggings'.

RobinHoodShieldTake note Green Army, the players showed exactly what it takes to pull off this look and Sara Cox from Radio 1 certainly agreed!

The pictures featured the men in some rather fetching green stockings ahead of the match against local rivals Doncaster Knights for the Robin Hood Shield. OK, so James Arlidge, Tim Streather and Shaun Malton were in it for the comedy value rather than the high fashion, but the effect of the hunks in their skimpy attire certainly had Radio 1 DJ Sara Cox flustered live on air when she saw a picture tweeted by the team.

Sitting in for Fearne Cotton, Sara Cox said: "(reading out tweet)Real men do wear tights, but only in Nottingham #RobinHood... Oh is that the Nottingham Rugby boys!! They've sent in a picture and Anna's been studying it, she's very professional!

 So they are dressed in their green rugger tops, with apple green tights on, which are very tight indeed (laughs)! Anna put her hand over the screen going 'Ooo, they're quite sheer' (laughs). Thank you very much for that, the Nottingham Rugby boys."

Whilst they might not look good on everyone, the Nottingham Rugby boys have shown that they are man enough and aren't afraid to show off their brawn! The big question is will we be seeing captain Brent Wilson or his merry men out and about in town in meggings? Sara Cox's personal favourite, outside centre Tim Streather said:

"100% NO! I wasn't best pleased about wearing tights in front of the lads, so for it to be mentioned on national radio...ecstatic! No, only joking, these calves were made for leggings, so if I'm honest I don't blame Sara for showing interest. Thanks Sara!"

But the ladies of Nottingham needn't despair, because you can see even more of the players (wink wink) in the Official 2013 Nottingham Rugby Calendar which is out now! The calendar is £10 and available online, in the club shop and at all home matches at Meadow Lane.

The next home match takes place on the 23rd December against Moseley, making the calendar an ideal last minute Christmas present!


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