Penrith Panthers 2016 Asics Home Shirt

Penrith rugby club showcase a 50th anniversary home shirt for use in the 2016 season. Matching the same design as their recently unveiled away shirt, Penrith’s brand-new home shirt utilises the combination of understated colours with striking graphics to create a unique look within the forthcoming NRL season. Opting for a more subtle paint-job of […]


Gloucester Rugby 2015/16 XBlades European Shirt

The AVIVA Premiership club of Gloucester are set for European matches through the release of their cup shirt. Gloucester Rugby maintain their iconic club colours however reverse the red, black, and white to create a shirt for use in European matches. The powerful composition of Gloucester’s European shirt sees the predominant use of black and […]


Atlantique Stade Rochelais 2015/16 Canterbury European Shirt

The Top 14 club of Atlantique Stade Rochelais officially release their European shirt for the 2015/16 campaign. Atlantique Stade Rochelais hope to match their rugby performances in Europe with their striking shirt designed by Canterbury. Given a bold base-coat of vivid yellow, Stade Rochelais’ European shirt uses the combination of traditional hoops with modernistic twists […]


Penrith Panthers 2015 Asics Away Shirt

Penrith Panthers prepare for their 2016 NRL season by officially releasing their brand-new Asics away shirt. Showcasing as the 50th anniversary of the club, Penrith Panthers and Asics have combined to compose a unique away shirt which pays homage to players of whom have appeared over 50 times for the Australian side by printing their […]


Clermont Auvergne 2015/17 Under Armour European Shirt

The Top 14 club of Clermont Auvergne officially release their European Shirt constructed by Under Armour. Given a simple yet powerful base-coat of pure black, the brand-new Clermont Auvergne displays modernistic flair through a yellow and blue camouflage graphic applied to the crew-neck collar, sleeve cuffs, and side panels for a truly unique visual. Finishing […]

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.