Stade Toulousain 2014/15 BLK Home, Away & Third Shirts

 

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One of the most surprising and significant pieces of rugby shirt news this year (before you say it, yes, we know that rugby shirt news is by its very nature entirely insignificant, shut up) was the revelation that one of the most long-standing kit partnerships in rugby union was coming to an end. After 23 years, Nike had signalled their intention to gradually pull out of rugby, and as such, they wouldn’t seek to renew their deal with Stade Toulousain, and the contract would be taken up by Aussie noise-makers BLK. Continue reading

Castres Olympique 2014/15 Kipsta Home & Alternate Shirts

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Castres came practically out of nowhere in 2013 to win their first Top 14 title in 20 years at the expense of big-spenders Toulon. They made it to the final again this year, although they didn’t quite manage to knock over RCT in Johnny Wilkinson’s final game, it proved that the Pyrénées side were no flash in the pan, but real contenders.  Continue reading

NRL 2014 ISC Marvel Heroes Shirts

For round 21 of the 2014 NRL season, five teams will be wearing a special series of one-off shirts designed by ISC and themed around Marvel Super Heroes – they’ve been causing quite a stir on social media, and so we thought it would be somewhat remiss of us if we didn’t at least review these eye-catching designs, let’s dive in…

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The Cowboys Marvel Heroes shirt is, rather obviously, modelled after blonde-haired god of thunder Thor. Now, the regular North Queensland shirts this season were some of our favourite designs of this year’s NRL crop, so this shirt has some work to do to impress us.  Continue reading

Stade Français Paris 2014/15 Adidas Home & Alternate Shirts

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If there’s one team in world rugby that rarely disappoints on the eye-catching shirt front, it’s Stade Français. Their partnership with Adidas has been going for nearly 15 years now, and in that time, they’ve been the trailblazers of the modern ‘statement’ rugby shirt. From pink shirts with lightning bolts, to lilies and lady’s faces, faux-denim, tie-dye, leopard print, cartoon faces and whatever the fuck this is supposed to be… it seemed like there was no design too odd, too brash or too plain fuck-ugly for Stade. Continue reading

Aviron Bayonnais 2014/15 Kappa Home, Alternate & Third Shirts

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The 2013/14 Northern Hemisphere season has finally come to a close – it was a season filled with strife, controversy and excitement both on and off the field, and it was certainly memorable. That’s all in the past now, though, as before you know it, the 2014/15 season will be upon us – and with it, the most exciting part of any rugby season (yes it is, shut up) new shirts! Continue reading

South Africa Springboks 2014 ASICS Home & Alternate Shirts

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Following on from the full reveal of the new Australia home shirt a few weeks ago, the second big Southern Hemisphere team to sign on with ASICS, South Africa, have unveiled their new kit for the 2014/15 season, and it’s quite a departure from what we saw ASICS do with the Wallabies. Continue reading

England Sevens 2014/15 Canterbury Home & Alternate Shirts

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The RFU and Canterbury have unveiled the latest shirts the England Sevens team will be trotting out today. The timing of these releases always slightly befuddles us, as the IRB Sevens series has been in full swing for some time now – why release a new kit mid-season? That said, it’s freaking April – new shirt releases are proverbial rocking horse shit at this time of year, so we will seize upon it like a roomful of grannies on a bag of Murray Mints – thanks England! Continue reading