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Union Bordeaux Bègles 2015/16 Kappa Home, Away & European Shirts

Kappa issue ‘Les Damiers’ stylish yet traditional shirt range for the club’s 2015/16 season which sees a debut within European rugby Kappa ensure a classic French chic look for the Bordeaux club with a chevron design on each of the shirts chest panel and elegant split-neck collar. The home shirt features a clean white base, […]

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Official: Georgia 2015 Rugby World Cup Under Armour Away Jersey

Under Armour complete the look for Lelos’ 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign with a powerful alternative jersey Maintaining the exact template seen on Georgia’s home jersey, Under Armour have issued the tournaments underdogs with a black/dark grey base which features an intricate graphic on the front panel with finishing touches of ‘Georgia’ red for the […]

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London Welsh 2015/16 Rhino Home & Away Shirts

Kit manufacturer Rhino keep it clean and classy with traditional London Welsh home & away shirt colour-ways and design The ‘Exiles’ have been handed a full red base for their home shirt which features touches of black in the form of trim to the modern crew-neck collar and a single hoop above each sleeve cuff. […]

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Cardiff Blues 2015/16 Canterbury Home & Away Jerseys

The ‘Blues’ classic hooped design given modern twist with Canterbury’s new jersey template for the 2015/16 campaign The Pro12 club have been issued a home jersey which adorns their trademark navy & sky blue colour-way however Canterbury have redesigned the block hoops to a wide pinstripe pattern. Given a base of navy for the jerseys […]

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Saracens 2015/16 Home & Away Jerseys

Nike hook up the ‘Sarries’ with one of the most aesthetically pleasing and eye-catching strips in the 2015/16 season The Premiership rugby champions have been given a home jersey adorning their traditional black & red colours however Nike strike with revolutionary graphics. The top half of the jersey features a solid black panel with two […]

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.