Wasps unveil both their 2016/17 home and away shirts created by Under Armour with golden touches. Wasps all-new home shirt features a modernly styled template for 2016/17 seeing their iconic black and gold theme maintained once again through flank hoops which continue up the shoulder panels. Finishing touches of gold are used to accent the […]
Toulon unveil their entire shirt range for 2016/17 composed by Hungaria Sport. Toulon’s home shirt once again features the club’s trademark predominantly red design with additional black touches appearing on the chest panel and sleeves, whilst substantial sponsorship covers the majority of the body. Simply reversing the colour-way is their latest away shirt which opts […]
Parisian club Stade Francais unveil a truly striking kit range for 2016/17 which is sure to steal the headlines. Renowned for the expressive designs upon the club’s shirts, kit suppliers adidas once again deliver in trademark fashion through the classic colour-ways given modern styling for the 2016 campaign. The home shirt continues the club’s commonly […]
Scotland update their home and away shirts for the 2016/17 season which sees patriotic design combined with slick styling. Scotland’s newest home shirt remains a classic through its solid navy blue base-coat covering the body and sleeves whilst additional Scottish feels capture the eye at the white polo-neck collar and back panel through the tartan […]
The patriotic Ireland rugby team have unveiled their equally passionate home shirt for 2016 created by kit suppliers Canterbury. Not only showcasing their latest trademark green home shirt, Ireland will also flaunt new sponsor Vodaphone boldly upon the front panel ready for their Summer tour playing nations such as South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia. […]
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.