USA Rugby has revealed the first fruits of their newly announced partnership with Canterbury, in the shape of new Men’s and Women’s Sevens jerseys that they’ll wear at the Hong Kong Sevens for the first time.
The jersey, which is being billed as an ‘interim’ design until the final jerseys are ready, replaces the controversial Adidas designs that the USA Rugby teams have been wearing since 2017, but which were controversially ditched by the Men’s Sevens team from the 2018 Las Vegas Sevens, including the Rugby World Cup Sevens and through to the end of the 2018 season.
Canterbury will certainly be hoping that they don’t make the headlines with their new USA Rugby kits, and on evidence of this interim Sevens shirt, they’ve understandably kept things very simple – the plain white shirt is accented by a pair of thin hoops on the sleeve and blue strengthening tape around the 2017/18 CCC collar.
The shirt is notable for also revealing USA Rugby’s new main sponsor – global assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services company Ernst & Young, which replaces long term sponsor Fly Emirates.
Both the Men’s and Women’s Sevens teams will wear their new 2019 for the first time at this weekend’s Hong Kong Sevens 2019 tournament, which begins on 5 April 2019.