England Rugby have officially signed a new kit deal with Umbro that will see the latter replace Canterbury as the country’s shirt partners. The contract is for a period of four years and will begin on September 1, 2020. The deal is reportedly worth £5m a season to the RFU.
Umbro were initially expected to take over after the Six Nations, but in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, it remains to be seen what England wear if their final Six Nations game against Italy does go ahead later this year.
England have been with Canterbury since 2012England have been with Canterbury since 2012, and the brand provided kits for their 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cup campaigns.
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