Fiji Rugby BLK Rugby World Cup 2015 Alternate Shirt

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The Rugby World Cup is mere months away now, and with it comes a stream of exciting and interesting new shirts from practically every major rugby playing nation in the world. We checked out the Fiji home shirt from BLK last week, and were pretty darn impressed with the shirts mix of clean design and clever, subtle details. Now we’re taking a look at the alternate shirt, and change is afoot…  Continue reading

Romania Rugby BLK Rugby World Cup 2015 Alternate Shirt

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Romania have been ever-present at the Rugby World Cup since the inaugural tournament in 1987, but as a Tier 2 European nation, their shirts haven’t always been given the attention that a team who’ve been part of the furniture like the Oaks have necessarily deserves. Thankfully, as we saw from the new home shirt, BLK are firmly bucking that trend with their new collection.  Continue reading

Harlequins 2015/16 Adidas Home & Alternate Shirts

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Amongst all the World Cup excitement at the moment, it’s easy to forget that yes, domestic rugby will still be very much happening in the Northern Hemisphere this September, and that means in addition to all the gorgeous new World Cup shirts we’ve been enjoying, there’s also a whole crop of domestic shirts to get to grips with – it’s Shirt-a-palooza! The first Premiership to take the lid off their new gear for 2015/16 are Harlequins, who are entering the second year with Adidas. Let shirting commence!  Continue reading

Queensland Reds BLK 2015 Superhero Round ‘The Flash’ Shirt

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On the field, 2015 was definitely one to forget for the Queensland Reds, winning just four games all season and only being prevented from the ignominy of finishing last in the Australian conference by the equally hapless Force. The rugby might not have gone too well, but there was one bright spark – the shirts. The Reds basic duds this season were very nice indeed, and they also wore a very cool Indigenous Round shirt. It’s fitting then that the Queenslanders finished off their season wearing perhaps the coolest one of the lot, their Superhero Round shirt inspired by The FlashContinue reading

Romania Rugby BLK Rugby World Cup 2015 Home Shirt

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Pub quiz question for you. Can you name all 12 teams to have appeared in every single Rugby World Cup to date? Sounds easy, but when you figure that the likes of Fiji, Samoa and the USA are absent from that list, it’s rather surprising to see Romania’s name on that rather prestigious litte list. Indeed, the Oaks may be a long way removed from their 1980s Wales and Scotland-beating pomp, but they’re still the most successful team in Europe’s second tier, and while Georgia may have overtaken them in recent years, they’re still not a side to be taken lightly.  Continue reading

Fiji Rugby BLK Rugby World Cup 2015 Home Shirt

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Fiji enter the 2015 Rugby World Cup full of hope and optimism. After years of being there or thereabouts, the Pacific Island nation won their first Sevens World Series title since 2006 this year, and the 15-a-side team is packed with dangerous, exciting talent such as Nemani Nadolo, Napolioni Nalaga, Nikola Matawalu and Leone Nakarawa. With a tough group that features both Australia and Wales, the Fijians face an uphill struggle to qualify, but let’s face it, they’ve upset the order of things before… Continue reading

Manu Samoa Rugby BLK Rugby World Cup 2015 Alternate Shirt

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For the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Manu Samoa are back with kit supplier BLK after what could be described as a acrimonious hiccup last season. We checked out and were rather impressed with Samoa’s new home shirt last week, and were suitably impressed. so let’s get stuck in to the alternate shirt and see what we make of it…  Continue reading