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Munster 2016/17 adidas European Shirt

Pro12 club Munster prepare for their European fixtures by unveiling an all-new alternative shirt for 2016/17. With the Pro12 commencing this week, Munster have also released their updated European shirt for the secondary tournament which features bold tartan detailing for an unmistakable visual upon their classic red club colours. Using a two-tone base-coat of red […]

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Newcastle Falcons 2016/17 Gilbert Home & Away Shirts

Gilbert hand Newcastle Falcons updated home and away shirts for the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership. With Newcastle Falcons kicking off their 2016/17 campaign with a tough loss to Bath on the weekend past, the club wore their new Gilbert away shirt whilst also having their modified home shirt at hand ready for their first fixture at […]

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Glasgow Warriors 2016/17 Macron Home & Away Shirts

Pro12 club Glasgow Warriors unveil their 2016/17 home and away shirts created with modern styling by Macron. With the new Pro12 season commencing this coming weekend, Glasgow Warriors have released their updated kit range which they hope can bring the club similar success to the 2014/15 league winning campaign. The new home shirt is predominantly […]

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Northampton Saints 2016/17 Macron Home & Away Shirts

Aviva Premiership outfit Northampton Saints release their home and away shirts for 2016/17 rugby. Unfortunately kicking off their 2016/17 campaign with an 14-18 loss to Bath in the Aviva Premiership, Northampton Saints are looking for a successful season ahead with all-new home and away shirts to hand created by Macron. The Saint’s new home shirt […]

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England 2016/17 Canterbury Away Shirt

England prepare for their Autumn fixtures by unveiling an all-new alternative shirt composed by kit suppliers Canterbury. Already unveiling their all-new home shirt in recent weeks which poses as a true classic through its solid white colour-way, England have now followed-up with an equally traditional away shirt designed by Canterbury. Using an understated base-coat of […]

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.