The current Rugby World Cup champions the All Blacks have officially launched their new home jersey for the Rugby World Cup. The new home jersey for the All Blacks pays homage to the most iconic All Blacks team, the Originals who toured the United Kingdom, France and the USA in 1905-1906. The new jersey incorporates […]
On the back of their new home jersey, Romania have officially revealed their new alternate strip to be used at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Romania have launched a white alternate jersey with additional black trim seen on the collar, sides, sleeve cuffs and base design. The base design is somewhat inspired by Romanian tapestry […]
Like what BLK did for the Rebels, the Australian brand have created an all new “The Flash” jersey for the Queensland Reds. The Flash Superhero has been incorporated in the Queensland Reds home jersey in a special one-off design. The jersey uses several tones of red on the front and the honeycomb design seen on […]
London-based English Premiership side Harlequins have officially launched their new home and away jerseys for the 2015-16 season. The new home jersey for the Quins again features their trademark and classic four-squared design boasting claret, grey, sky blue and brown colours on the front and back of the jersey. DHL are again the praimry sponsor […]
Recently revealing Samoa’s new World Cup kits, BLK have also revealed Fiji’s new home jersey for the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. The brand new home jersey for the Fijians again utilises their trademark white and black colours in a simple design. White colours the shirt from top to bottom while additional black […]
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.