England Rugby League 2016/17 BLK Home Shirt

BLK have updated the England Rugby League shirt with ultimate patriotism for 2016/17. Ready for 2016/17 competition, the England Rugby League team will take to the pitch looking as powerful as ever through their all-new home shirt which has seen kit suppliers BLK boldly incorporate a St George’s Cross. The otherwise understated and traditional solid […]


Gloucester 2016/17 XBlades European Shirt

Gloucester’s latest European shirt opts for a traditional design created by kit suppliers XBlades. Whilst other European rugby clubs have recently released striking shirts for the competition using unique colours combinations and patterns, Gloucester prefer to maintain a more traditional look. Using a classically hooped design and polo-neck collar, the shirt features a black, yellow, […]


Connacht 2016/17 BLK European Shirt

Connacht release a striking European shirt with bold trim applications created by BLK for 2016/17. Already unveiling their home and away shirts for the current campaign, Connacht have now completed their latest kit range by adding a unique European shirt in a contrasting paint-job. Using an understated base-coat of solid Black, BLK ensure the Connacht […]


Scarlets 2016/17 Kooga Away Shirt

Scarlets have released their newest away shirt which features a stunning blue and orange colour-way. The already striking away shirt through its bright blue base-coat is taken to even further levels of eye-catching through Kooga adding a webbed graphic upon the chest in contrasting orange. Alongside Scarlets and Kooga adding their branding to the front […]


Ireland 2016/17 Canterbury Away Shirt

A deep rich purple colour-way is used by kit suppliers Canterbury for their national side of Ireland’s latest away shirt. With Ireland’s home colours of bright green posing as one of the most iconic strips throughout the rugby world, the nation’s latest away shirt couldn’t be less recognisable through its unprecedented purple base-coat. To compliment […]

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.