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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
NRL club Gold Coast Titans present their all-new and entire kit range for 2016 manufactured by BLK. The ‘Titans’ look to win their first ever NRL title in 2016 with the help of their powerful looking home, away, and heritage shirts of which have been patriotically designed by kit suppliers BLK. Using BLK’s popular kit […]
Super Rugby club Brumbies maintain their timeless visual for 2016 through Classic Sportswear home and away shirts in the upcoming campaign. Arguably posing as one of the most iconic and unchanged shirts within Super Rugby history, the Brumbies home strip proves hard-pressed to find a better example of a trademark look through a classic combination […]
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.