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Glasgow Warriors 2016/17 Macron Home & Away Shirts

Glasgow Warriors prepare for the fast approaching Pro12 season by revealing their modernly styled Macron home and away shirts. Using classic club colours of black and sky blue, Warriors’ latest home shirt has been christened as their ‘Centurions’ kit as the flanks feature the 28 player names that have made 100+ appearances for the Glasgow […]

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Leinster 2016/17 Canterbury Away Shirt

Leinster unveil their hi-vis away shirt for this coming 2016/17 season designed by Canterbury. Last terms Pro12 runners-up, Leinster, look to go one step further in 2016/17 by winning the championship with kit suppliers Canterbury handing the club a new alternative shirt for away days. Using a two-way colour-scheme of navy and hi-vis yellow, Leinster’s […]

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Scarlets 2016/17 Kooga Home Shirt

Scarlets prepare for their 2016/17 Pro12 campaign by releasing their latest deep red home shirt designed by Kooga. Wayne Pivac’s Scarlets take preparations for the upcoming season to the next stages by showing fans their all-new Kooga home shirt which remains a true classic through its all-over red colour-way. Although using a simplistic kit template […]

Ulster 2016/17 Kukri European Shirt

The Pro12 league sees another shirt released in the form of Ulster’s latest red and white European strip ready for 2016/17. Captained by Rory Best, Ulster have been issued with a modernly styled European shirt which incorporates famous club colours of red and white in a unique pattern created by kit suppliers Kukri. Combining red […]

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Gloucester 2016/17 X Blades Home Shirt

Aviva Premiership outfit Gloucester reveal their all-new home shirt with trademark colours and styling. Gloucester will enter the upcoming season looking as powerful as ever through their latest example of red and white hoops created by kit suppliers BLK whom compose the club’s home shirt with nostalgic feels. Uniformly positioned hoops of red and white […]

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.