Romania’s new rugby kits make me feel like I’m having some sort of episode and I suppose that’s good?

If you're a smaller rugby nation, there's one tried and true way to get yourself noticed by the larger community, and that's to have either very weird kits or very nice kits – just ask Germany. But when revealing their new kits with new supplier Macron, Romania have chosen to try both, and why not?! … Continue reading Romania’s new rugby kits make me feel like I’m having some sort of episode and I suppose that’s good?

Zebre’s new European shirt pays tribute to… the former owner of a rival club?

Rugby is a sport that prides itself on its values of fraternity and cameraderie off the field, but Italian side Zebre might be taking this to another level by creating a new European jersey that celebrates the former owner of a rival club that's also competing for the Challenge Cup. It sounds bananas, but it's … Continue reading Zebre’s new European shirt pays tribute to… the former owner of a rival club?

Newcastle Falcons’ 2020/21 kits hark back to the club’s amateur era

Newcastle Falcons have revealed the new jerseys that the club will wear as they mark their return to the Premiership, and the away shirt pays tribute to the club’s pre-processional identity as Gosforth RFC. The home shirt sports some tonal black on black hoops mixed with light grey sleeves and collar, but the away shirt … Continue reading Newcastle Falcons’ 2020/21 kits hark back to the club’s amateur era

The WRU Pathway jerseys bring 80s football vibes to Wales’ Sevens and age-grade teams

The Welsh Rugby Union has followed on from the launch of its new senior men's and women's team jerseys with a new 'Pathway' jersey, which will be worn by the Wales Sevens team (if and when that programme resumes) as well as its age-grade sides. Like the senior jerseys the home is of course red … Continue reading The WRU Pathway jerseys bring 80s football vibes to Wales’ Sevens and age-grade teams

The new Northampton Saints away shirt is a deckchair, let’s face it

The new Northampton Saints 2020/21 away shirt shows that Macron understands something fundamental about the British psyche. The Italian brand understands that now as the nights are closing in, the days are getting shorter, the clocks are going back… we need something to keep us going, we need memories of sunnier times – the beach, … Continue reading The new Northampton Saints away shirt is a deckchair, let’s face it

Bath’s Macron away and European shirts bring the dynamism, apparently?

Following on from the debut of their new Macron home kit last week, Bath have launched their new away and European jerseys. Both shirts have the same basic pattern, which Macron is describing as ‘dynamic’ for some reason … the Euro shirt being black with grey pattern, the away being white with blue and black … Continue reading Bath’s Macron away and European shirts bring the dynamism, apparently?