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Spain 2015 O’Neills Home & Alternate Jerseys

The Spain Rugby team have officially launched their new home and alternate jerseys for the 2015 international season. The new home jersey for Los Leones is red and features a unique polygonal design on the front and sleeves panels. Additional black trim is seen on the sides oft he shirt as well as on the […]

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Queensland Maroons 2015 Canterbury Home Jersey

The Queensland Maroons will officially wear the same home jersey used in last year’s 2014 State of Origin Test Series. Losing their eight-year winning streak to the Blues last year, Queensland will be looking to win it this year. The jersey is entirely maroon with additional gold trim on the Canterbury logo while Suncorp is […]

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Australia Kangaroos 2015 Canterbury Home Jersey

Set to debut in the upcoming Trans-Tasman ANZAC Test, Canterbury have revealed Australia’s new home jersey for 2015. With the Kiwis revealing their new home jersey too, the new jersey for the Kangaroos again uses the trademark green and gold colours. The chevron gold design is again used with a green stripe included in the […]

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New Zealand Kiwis 2015 BLK ANZAC 100th Anniversary Test Jersey

BLK have launched a special jersey for the New Zealand Kiwis Rugby League side to wear in the Trans-Tasman ANZAC Test. The new home jersey is based on the standard home jersey for the Kiwis the white chevron design is used with touches of gold seen on the front. Pirtek Fluid Transfer Solutions is the […]

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North Harbour 2015 Canterbury “30th Anniversary” Home Jersey

New Zealand ITM Cup side North Harbour have unveiled a special limited edition 30th Anniversary Home Jersey to be worn in selected matches. The jersey is supplied by Canterbury and features a patch design including the colours of every club within the union with the likes of Massey, Take and Northcote shown. North Habour were […]

Rugby Shirts

Rugby Jersey's or shirts as they are now more commonly known, were until recently always manufactured from cotton. However, with the advent of cheaper far eastern manufacturing the more affluent teams now wear polyester and lesser sides a mixture of cotton and synthetic fabrics.

The latest shirts are figure hugging with little or no collars or buttons they are also designed to remove the water from the body quickly to aid cooling. The first examples of these shirts were worn by New Zealand and England during the season before the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

The designers also planned that they would be harder to grip and tear resistant but several England players showed that under the tough conditions of a rugby park the first versions were not quite as resistant as hoped. The technology of the shirt is still developing and it will be interesting to see what innovations if any come forth over the next couple of years.