All Blacks 2017 adidas Away Shirt

The undoubted worlds best rugby team have unveiled their latest away shirt which features a modern adidas design. When it comes to iconic rugby shirts, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better example than the New Zealand All Blacks home shirt which poses in a powerfully traditional manner. However, with their all-new home shirt being […]

British & Irish Lions 2017 Canterbury Shirt

British & Irish Lions’ new kit suppliers of Canterbury have unveiled the glorious shirt which will be pulled-on by the prestigious rugby team within 2017 fixtures. Last manufacturing strips for the Lions back in 1958, Canterbury have returned in powerful fashion by designing and delivering a passionate shirt for the home nations using iconic colours. […]

All Blacks 2017 adidas Home Jersey

adidas release the All Blacks brand-new home jersey which the three-striped brand have labelled as their strongest ever through innovative technology and construction. With the All Blacks not only posing as undoubtedly the greatest team on the planet at current but also arguably the most recognisable through their appropriate full black look, the National team […]

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, […]

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.