Super League rugby club Warrington Wolves prepare for their 2016 campaign by officially unveiling their new home and away shirts. ‘The Wire’ prepare for 2016 battle by being issued their latest home and away shirts by kit manufacturers ISC of whom use classic colours and traditional styling to create a powerful look. The home shirt […]
France look to put a disappointing Rugby World Cup campaign behind them by dropping a new away shirt for 2016. In classic French chic style, the national rugby team’s latest away shirt epitomises an elegant and patriotic affair through combining the flag colours of blue, white, and red in a truly unique design, whilst additional […]
Super Rugby club Toyota Central Cheetahs prepare for the 2016 season by officially releasing their new home and away shirts. The Toyota Cheetahs have been kitted out by German kit manufacturers Puma with striking home and away shirts of which combine trademark club colours with modernistic flair, ready for the 2016 Super Rugby campaign. The […]
The USA Rugby team prepare for 2016 battle by officially releasing their latest home and away shirts. Manufactured by popular kit manufacturers BLK, USA have been handed powerful home and away shirts ready for fixtures within 2016 after a somewhat disappointing and winless Rugby World Cup campaign in England. The home shirt features the globally […]
The underdog Sevens team of Portugal prepare for battle in 2016 through the release of their powerful home shirt constructed by Samurai. In patriotic style, Portugal will take to the Rugby Sevens pitches in 2016 wearing a flag-inspired home shirt consisting of the nations colours red and green in a visually striking design. Seeing the […]
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.