Rugby Canada have signed a new kit deal with rugby specialists Canterbury of New Zealand, and in the process have revealed brand new 15s and 7s jerseys made by the brand, as well as a brand new, streamlined team crest.Canterbury takes over from Under Armour, who have supplied the Canucks since 2014, and brings the World Cup qualification hopefuls into an international stable that includes England, Ireland, Georgia and the British & Irish Lions.
In addition to the announcement of the new kit sponsor, Rugby Canada also revealed brand new home shirts for the Canadian 15s and Sevens teams.
Both new jerseys utilise Canterbury’s latest jersey template, including the overlapping ‘Loop 17’ collar style and also include pinstriped rubberised grip material across the chest area.
The home shirt is a classic red design with interesting paired white stripes across the shoulders and the sleeve cuffs, while the sevens shirt has a tonal maple leaf design sublimated across the front of the design.
Both shirts also debut the brand new Rugby Canada team crest, which replaces the old design that they’ve used since 2003 – it’s a clean, classic and striking design that really improves and elevates the overall design of the jerseys.
Canada Sevens will wear their new shirt for the first time at the USA Sevens, while the 15s jersey will debut against Chile in the Americas Rugby Championship on 3 March.