To celebrate them qualifying for the Hong Kong Sevens tournament for the first time, Jamaica Rugby has revealed a brand new home shirt made by UK-based firm, Samurai Sports.
The jerseys, which will be worn by both the 15s and 7s teams draws strongly on the Jamaican flag, with the trademark yellow cross mixed with a green face and black sleeves.
Black portrays the strength and creativity of the people; gold represents the natural wealth and beauty of sunlight and green highlights the hope and agricultural resources of the country. It signifies the birth of the nation and recalls memories of past achievements and gives inspiration towards further success.
The amusingly named ‘OMG ICONIC’ test jerseys are engineered with ‘high performance 4D fabric, integrated performance collar and anti-pinch underarm panelling to allow a full range of movement, whilst Samurai’s exclusive PerformeX™ fabrics make it wicking and breathable.’
In addition, it also sports one of the smallest and classiest main sponsors we’ve seen on a jersey in many a year – the super subtle logo for the Jamaica Patty Company – and Samurai will also create a leisure and training range based on the shirt’s striking flag design.
Qualifying for the Hong Kong Sevens is obviously a massive achievement for Jamaica Rugby, and their coach, former Worcester, Gloucester and Castres winger Marcel Garvey, sees the Samurai partnership as an important step in establishing the Caribbean island as a growing rugby power.
“Jamaica is a sleeping rugby nation and working with Samurai has given us real hope we will continue to develop,” Garvey said. ” Both the men’s and women’s teams qualified for Hong Kong 7s and we will go there and give it our best shot.”