Leading rugby brand, Canterbury, has unveiled its ‘Since 1888’ collection following their recent partnership with the British and Irish Lions as Official Apparel Partner for the 2017 New Zealand Tour.
The ‘Since 1888’ range takes inspiration from the birth of the ‘Lions’, or ‘The British Isles Rugby Union’ as they were known as in 1888.
The collection, which consists of four pieces, includes two long-sleeve rugby jerseys, featuring the original British and Irish Lions crest. Each jersey follows the original colour palette which has been replicated to stay true to the British and Irish Lions heritage. Both jerseys adorn traditional hoops influenced by past designs and are complemented by design features and detailing synonymous with Canterbury.
Whilst staying true to the original kits, Canterbury have also designed two short sleeve polo’s within the range featuring bold heritage hoops and a classic red polo. The hooped polo has the addition of green within the palette, which represents Ireland, who were not originally present at the time.
L/S Rugby Jersey: Inspired by the first official tour to Australia, the 1899 jersey nods to the traditional design of this classic long sleeve rugby. A staple for any supporter, striking thick blue hoops with red and white bands adorn this timeless piece. Crafted from soft cotton, the durable handle is underpinned by features such as diamond stitching across the shoulders, reinforcing Canterbury’s reputation for producing considered yet resilient rugby apparel. Be part of the history.
L/S Wide Stripe Rugby Jersey: Inspired by the first Lions jersey, striking thick red, white and blue hoops enrich this long sleeve rugby, commemorating this significant moment in history. Fans young and old will relish the traditional nods including diamond stitching across the shoulders and iconic crest. Be part of the history.
Pique Rugby Polo: For match days and far beyond, the humble polo has been reimagined to create a staple for fans of all ages. A timely classic, bestowing the synonymous Lions red, the legendary crest is honoured through intricate embroidery adding refined distinction. Be part of the history.
Stripe Pique Rugby Polo: Reminiscent of the 1899 rugby jersey and the first official tour to Australia, this classic pique polo encapsulates time honoured tradition. Thick blue hoops and striking red, white and green bands adorn this key staple, allowing you to sport your own piece of the history
The range is available for pre-order at Canterbury.com on 28th January 2016 at 9am and will be available in store from the 4th February, please visit www.canterbury.com for more information.