Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks have today (March 17, 2020) officially announced a three year contract extension with kit partners Samurai Sports that will see the latter provide shirts and uniforms to the club till the end of the 2022/23 season.
Sale’s partnership with Samurai first began in 2013 (they moved from Canterbury)
At the time of writing, Sale are second in the Premiership Rugby table for 2019/20 behind Exeter.
The extension of the Sale Sharks kit deal is excellent news for Samurai, who also added Leicester Tigers to their list of clubs last month.
English Premiership club Leicester Tigers have inked a new deal with Samurai Sports that will see the latter replace Kukri Sports as the club’s official kit partners. Kukri originally came on board as Tigers’ uniform partners at the beginning of the 2017/18 season on a two year deal, which was later extended by a year till the end of the 19/20 season.
Samurai have now signed a three year contract to replace Kukri beginning July 1, 2020. The deal will be for the 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 seasons.
Samurai already outfit both Exeter Chiefs and Sale Sharks- teams that are currently 1 and 2 in the Premiership Rugby table at the time of writing.
Premiership Rugby club London Irish have officially unveiled their new St.Patricks jersey that they will wear in their upcoming league clash against Northampton Saints on 28 March, 2020. The special strip has been made by BLK and designed by South African based LIRFC fan Jean-Luc Pienaar (from Stellenbosch, near Cape Town).
This St Patricks Party fixture will be Irish’s last at the Madjeski Stadium before they shift to Brentford in the 2020/21 season. Northampton were the first opposition club for this fixture when it began back in 2001. Continue reading
This is the new Catalans Dragons third shirt 2020, the new uniform to be worn by French rugby league club Catalan Dragons for their Challenge Cup fixtures and certain SL games. The new black kit has been made by O’Neills and was officially unveiled by the Super League outfit on 27 February, 2020.
The likes of Sam Tomkins and his team mates are here seen modelling this black Catalan Dragons kit. Continue reading
France remained on course for their first Six Nations triumph in ten years after beating Wales 27-23 in a thrilling encounter in Cardiff. Les Bleus had last beaten Wales away in 2010- also the year of their last 6N triumph, and this famous victory has kept the possibility of a Grand Slam alive for Fabian Galthie’s men. Continue reading
These are the new Wallabies RWC jerseys 2019, the Australian national rugby union team’s new home and alternate shirts for the Rugby World Cup. The Wallabies are in Group D for the event alongside Fiji, Wales, Georgia and Uruguay.
Both kits have been made by Asics- the green and gold jersey is the home one (modelled by flyhalf Bernard Foley and skipper Michael Hooper in the pics below), but there is also an Indigenous away kit, here seen modelled by Kurtley Beale, that the Wallabies will wear when they take on Uruguay on October 5. Continue reading
These are the new France Rugby World Cup shirts 2019, the French national rugby union team’s new home and alternate tops for RWC 2019 in Japan. The kits have been made by well known firm Le Coq Sportif. France are in a tough RWC pool alongside England and Argentina and will begin their campaign against the Pumas on September 21.
LCS have unveiled two different jerseys- a blue home shirt and a white away one. Both kits contain the French flag on the back and the words “Notre maillot, notre histoire, notre pays” (Our shirt, our history, our country) inside the back of the neck. Continue reading
These are the new Argentina RWC kits 2019, Los Pumas’ new home and alternate jerseys for their upcoming RWC campaign. Semi-finalists at the previous World Cup, Argentina are in the Pool of Death for this RWC, with England and France for company.
Kit manufactures Nike have released two strips- one in the country’s traditional blue and white colours, and another darker blue away kit. Neither jersey will carry the logo of sponsors VISA in accordance to RWC regulations Continue reading
These are the new Fiji RWC shirts 2019, Fiji’s new home and alternate shirts for the upcoming Rugby World Cup in Japan. The kits have been made by ISC and will be worn by the country for their group games against Australia, Wales, Georgia and Uruguay.
The Fijians are one of the most dominant teams on the sevens circuit, and will be aiming to translate some of that success into the fifteen a side format. With players like Leone Nakarawa, Semi Kunitani, Semi Radradra and Josua Tuisova in their ranks, they’re certainly not a side to be underestimated. Continue reading
French Top 14 outfit Stade Toulousain have announced that they will wear a special edition jersey for this weekend’s Champions Cup clash against Leinster in Dublin. The shirt features the Notre Dame, the iconic French building that was damaged by fire earlier this week. The jerseys will be auctioned off after the game and all proceeds will go towards rebuilding the cathedral.
Toulouse upset Racing in the quarterfinals of the ERCC. The winner of Toulouse’s clash with Leinster will face either Saracens or Munster in the final.
Hull FC have unveiled their new third shirt for 2019, which also doubles up as their Magic Weekend kit. The predominantly white shirt, with black detailing, will be first worn in the Challenge Cup against Cas Tigers next month and then against Huddersfield Giants at Anfield (Magic Weekend).
This is the new Wigan Warriors Magic Weekend Jersey 2019, a special edition uniform to be worn by Wigan RL for their Magic Weekend clash at Anfield against fellow Super League outfit Warrington Wolves. Wire have also unveiled their own Magic Weeked kit, made by O’Neills, while Wigan’s strip has been made by Errea.
Former Liverpool legend and current Rangers FC manager Steven Gerrard was also present at the launch.
This is the new Warrington Wolves Magic Weekend Kit 2019, Warrington’s special edition strip for their Magic Weekend clash against Wigan Warriors. The kit, made by O’Neills, is inspired by the uniform worn by the club in the Great American Challenge of 1989, when the Wire took on Wigan in Milwaukee.
This is the special Castle Lager SA supporters jersey, an unique shirt unveiled officially by SAB ahead of a crucial year for its three major sporting teams- the Proteas, the Springboks and Bafana. Castle as a brand are associated with all three teams and unveiled their special supporters kit on 24 March, 2019 as part of a One Nation, One Beer campaign.
The design on the supporters shirt incorporates 6 pivotal moments from the history of all three national sides.
For the Boks- 1995 and 2007 RWC triumphs
For the Proteas- 1998 Champions Trophy v West Indies and 2006 “438” game v Australia
For Bafana- 1996 AFCON win and 2010 opening game of World Cup against Mexico.
Batsman Temba Bavuma (cricket), goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune (football/soccer) and prop Trevor Nyakane (rugby), each representing their respective sports, were present at the launch of this Castle SA fans jersey.
The Newcastle Falcons wore a special limited edition jersey with tartan sleeves- a kit dedicated to raising funds for Doddie Weir’s My Name’s 5 Foundation, this weekend against Sale Sharks. Falcons won the game 22-17 thanks to a try from former England flyhalf Toby Flood and 17 points from the boot of Tane Takulua.
This is the new Blue Bulls special Marvel third jersey 2019, a Captain America themed Bulls Super Rugby shirt for the upcoming 2019 season. All South African Super Rugby franchises will be wearing a Marvel third kit for select games in SR 2019, and the Bulls will have Captain America themed uniforms, as can be seen in the pics below.
Lock Lood de Jager and flyhalf Handre Pollard are here seen modelling the new Blue Bulls Captain America 2019 jersey Continue reading