Not content with the new BLK home and alternate shirts that we reviewed a little while back, Irish province Connacht have now unveiled their latest new third/European. Some people get annoyed when teams release loads of new shirts every season, but frankly, if you don’t like it, you don’t have to buy them all. We, on the other hand, have the same attitude to new rugby shirts that Keith Richards had to pharmaceutical-grade narcotics in the 1970s – we just can’t get enough. So, let’s dive in! Continue reading
Racing Métro 92 are a team where style seems to be just as important as results or trophies. Certainly there were times last season when the only thing the team had to cling to, but as the season went on, Racing’s star-studded team started to do their shirt proud and finished the season very strongly, making a late playoff surge.
After a few years wearing some fairly uninspiring shirts produced by UK firm Kooga, Canada have become just the second test playing nation to sign a sponsorship deal with US sportswear giant Under Armour. As you’ll no doubt already know, UA also supply Wales and Clermont Auvergne and uh… well… that’s somewhat hard to forget here… let’s take a look. Continue reading
South African Sevens rugby has been going to strength to strength in recent years, with the Blitzbokke finishing second in the IRB Sevens Series overall standings in 2013/14, and they’ll be hoping to mount a serious challenge to the all-conquering Kiwis this time around. As with all good sevens teams, South Africa also know that sevens shirts should be as bonkers as possible, so let’s run the rule over what new supplier ASICS has produced for them this year…
The 2014/15 IRB Sevens World Series kicks off with the Gold Coast tournament this weekend, and with Olympic qualification hinging on teams performance this year, the circuit promises to be the most competitive in some time. With that in mind, what better way to welcome the new Sevens season in than by checking out the new shirts of Gold Coast hosts Australia… Continue reading
For the last few years, USA Rugby has been having their kits made by Canterbury, and despite the USA’s relatively minor place in the pantheon of great rugby powers, it always felt as though the UK firm was really making an effort to supply the Eagles with something a bit out of the ordinary and interesting. But this year, the USA has joined a host of other clubs and national sides in signing up with Aussie big noises BLK – are they going to keep things as interesting as Canterbury did? Let’s dive in…
There’s no new home shirt for Scotland this season, and given how unabashedly lovely that particular garment is, quite right too. We are if nothing else the most heinous rugby shirt addicts, however, and so we’re very glad to see that things won’t be all the same this year, as the Murrayfield men will be trotting out in a new alternate jersey. Let’s take a look.