Ireland 2016 Canterbury Home Shirt

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. […]


Australia Wallabies 2016 Asics Home Shirt

Australia Wallabies will look as recognisable as ever within 2016 through their patriotic home shirt. Manufactured by Asics, the ‘Wallabies’ all-new home shirt is a passionate display of Australia through the flag inspired colour-way and design of yellow, green, and white. The Wallabies will adorn their all-new strip in the Summer where they’ll face rivals […]


Newcastle Knights 2016 ISC Home & Away Shirts

NRL wooden spoons of 2015 Newcastle Knights look to reignite life into the club through their all-new ISC home and away shirts. With the ‘Novocastrians’ finishing at rock bottom of the 2015 NRL league table, the club have undergone drastic changes of a new coach and new set of players to help transform Newcastle Knights […]


Queensland Maroons 2016 Canterbury ‘State of Origin’ Shirt

Kit suppliers Canterbury hand Queensland Maroons their State of Origin shirt for 2016. Queensland Maroons have been issued a patriotic State of Origin shirt for 2016 of which utilises trademark club colours and golden additions to produce a luxurious visual with long-serving sponsors XXXX posing boldly upon the front panel, shoulders, and upper back. The […]


New South Wales Blues 2016 Classic Sportswear ‘State of Origin’ Shirt

Classic Sportswear kit out ‘The Blues’ with an elegant State of Origin shirt for 2016. The rugby league side of The Blues have once again been handed a wonderfully aesthetic State of Origin shirt for use in 2016 which uses classic club colours to produce a trademark visual with modernistic detailing. The colour-scheme sees sky […]

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.