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North Harbour 2015 Canterbury “30th Anniversary” Home Jersey

New Zealand ITM Cup side North Harbour have unveiled a special limited edition 30th Anniversary Home Jersey to be worn in selected matches. The jersey is supplied by Canterbury and features a patch design including the colours of every club within the union with the likes of Massey, Take and Northcote shown. North Habour were […]

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Wests Tigers 2015 ISC Home & Away Jerseys

Here are the home and away jerseys Wests Tigers will use for the 2015 NRL season. Supplied by ISC, the home jersey for the Tigers is black and features additional orange and white trim on the trademark v-design on the front while additional orange is seen on the piping of the sleeve cuffs and collar. […]

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Gloucester sign new kit deal with XBlades

Gloucester Rugby Club have officially signed a new kit deal with Australian brand XBlades commencing from the 2015-16 season onwards. XBlades are an Australian brand who mostly supply kits to NRL sides including Cronulla Sharks and Paramatta Eels. This deal marks the first team XBlades have secured in English rugby. The new deal takes over […]

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Natal Sharks 2015 BLK Special Home Jersey

South African Super Rugby side the Natal Sharks have revealed a special new “Forever Fans” home jersey for this weekend. Set to be worn against the Crusaders, the new Forever Fans jersey is designed to promote organ donation in the KwaZulu Natal province where the Natal Sharks play their home games. After the match the […]

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Leeds Rhinos 2015 ISC ‘Magic Weekend’ Home Jersey

Super League side Leeds Rhinos have revealed a special home jersey for the Magic Weekend set to be held in Newcastle upon Tyne. The new Magic Weekend jersey for the side is white and features navy trim on the shoulder panels and a thick band is seen in the middle of the shirt. A touch […]

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.