Italy officially became part of adidas’s Rugby stable recently, with the unveiling of first Home and Away kits of the new sponsorship deal which will see the apparel giant fitting out the ‘Squadra Azzurri’ through until 2017.
The traditional blue of Italy has been retained in the shirts, and also carries on to the shorts and socks, with all feature the famous three stripes of adidas in white. The sponsors logo, Cariparma, is emblazoned across the front of the shirts, along with the national emblem and the manufactures logo.
The change strip mirrors the Home kit, with white the predominant colour and the adidas stripes in blue down the sides. Both kits have been manufactured using the very latest technology, creating a uniform which is highly advanced, lightweight and incredibly durable.
While previously sponsored by Kappa, the Italians join World Champions New Zealand in the adidas rugby family.