Welcoming Cornish Pirates to the #SamuraiFamily

Image L-R: Mike Pells, (Sales Director, Samurai Sportswear); Paul Durkin, (Chairman, Cornish Pirates); Matt Evans, (Wing, Cornish Pirates); Colin Groves, (Director, Cornish Pirates); Matt Aylott, (Area Sales Manager South West, Samurai Sportswear); Gavin Cattle, (Co-coach, Cornish Pirates)

Samurai Sportswear is delighted to announce a new long-term agreement with Cornish Pirates, which will see Samurai create custom-made match-kit as well as a specially designed range of training gear, perfect for on and off the field.

Along with their extensive knowledge of unique custom teamwear, Samurai Sportswear will be supplying Cornish Pirates with the ICONIX test match jersey. This shirt has been specifically developed with Samurai’s elite rugby clubs to allow players at all levels to perform to the best of their ability. The club will be able to benefit from Samurai’s bespoke training kit and leisurewear, making sure that everyone involved looks and feels their best in Samurai’s top quality fits and fabrics.

The design of the new ICONIX test match jersey will be revealed before the new season and replicas of this will be available to buy from Whirlwind Sports, Cornish Pirates’ resale partner.

Speaking on behalf of the Cornish Pirates, Chairman Paul Durkin said, “Delighted to have Samurai as our kit partner. We are really looking forward to having the new shirts, training kit and leisurewear, and feel confident that everyone will be proud to wear the Cornish Pirates colours in the new range.”

Samurai Sportswear’s Sales Director, Mike Pells stated, “We are very pleased to welcome Cornish Pirates to the #SamuraiFamily and to supply their training and match kit, ensuring that they are match ready for the season. We look forward to developing this partnership with Cornish Pirates and further developing our sales within the Cornwall area. We can’t wait to see their new rugby kit in action”.


Presenting the new Seventise Rugby OMG ICONIX™ test jersey by Samurai Sportswear

Samurai Sportswear is thrilled to announce the brand new OMG ICONIX™ test jersey for 2017.

This shirt features striking sleeve pattern, which brings a retro feel to the shirt in true seventies style, to reflect the ethos of the team. The shirt also consists of a combination navy and white pattern, which gives the perfect blend of contemporary and vintage styles. Seventise Rugby have typically worn retro styled playing jerseys, but this year Samurai has taken their design to a whole new level with this stunning new creation.

The players will benefit from the OMG ICONIX™ test jersey’s on field features including a high-quality competition fit, a stylish Raglan cut, performance collar, drop tail, teardrop diverted seam. This is not just a shirt, it is a performance advantage.

Seventise are a French rugby club who consist of invitational 7s, 10s and beach 5s Rugby teams. The team had a successful 2016, where they were cup winners at the 2016 Flanders 10’s and Plate finalists at the 2016 Howard Hinton 7’s. Seventise Rugby are looking to continue their success in 2017 and do it in style with their brand new Samurai rugby kit.

Samurai Sportswear is delighted to support Seventise Rugby and are very excited to see them in action in 2017.

Revealing the new 2017 Test Jersey for the Samurai Barracudas Team

Samurai Sportswear is delighted to reveal the new OMG ICONIX™ test jerseys for the Samurai Barracudas team, to be debuted at the iPro Sport Super Sevens Series on 7th May.

The home shirt features a bold geographic design with contrasting black and fluro-yellow, providing a warrior-like on-pitch statement.

The away shirt uses bright greens and ambers, to bring a summer feel and to highlight that the season of sevens has begun.

The Samurai Barracudas Invitation 7s team was founded in 2007, initially developed as a feeder team for the Samurai International side. The team consisted of aspiring young players with potential and ambition, players returning from injury or after a drop in form. Athletes would play for the Barracuda’s with confidence, knowing they had the full backing of the Samurai management.

The Barracudas provides players with a genuine opportunity to showcase their talents and progress their 7s careers and because of this, the team has gone from strength to strength.
The Barracudas competed in the 2011 Super Sevens Series, snatching the Series from the British Army at the final leg in Newquay. In the same year Barracudas were victorious at the Bury Premier 7s, Cwmtawe 7s and the Manchester 7s. In 2012 the Barracudas retained their title at the Manchester 7s but were pipped at the post in the Super Sevens series, finishing as runners up by the narrowest of margins to the Templars 7. Since their loss in 2012, Samurai Barracudas have gone on to win the UK Series for 4 consecutive years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. These victories give the team great confidence and they hope to see even more success this year.

Samurai Sportswear are thrilled to be the official kit suppliers to the Barracudas and look forward to seeing their shirts in action as the iPro Sport Super Sevens Series kicks off in Bury St Edmunds this weekend.

England Development IPF Sevens team 2017 test jersey to be debuted at Super Sevens Series this weekend

Samurai Sportswear are delighted to reveal their latest OMG ICONIX™ test jersey for the England Development IPF 7s, in association with the RFU Injured Players Foundation. The shirt will be debuted at the iPro Sport Super Sevens Series in Bury St Edmunds on 7th May 2017.

The RFU Injured Players Foundation provides support and information to rugby players in England, from grassroots to professional level, who sustain a catastrophic spinal cord or traumatic brain injury playing the game. The Foundation also work with players and clubs to help prevent future injuries through research and education.

A vital part of the RFU IPF’s work is the empowerment of individuals, to help them lead their lives as fully and independently as possible. They are there to support the player and their family, friends and clubs immediately after injury and for the rest of their lives.

The Foundation continually funds research to make breakthroughs in understanding how the care of injured players can be improved, whilst making the game of rugby safer, with the ultimate vision of everyone playing the game without the risk of such injuries occurring.

They also offer help to individuals who sustain injuries while playing rugby that are not classed as a catastrophic spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury, by providing information and where possible, by relieving financial hardship.

Samurai Sportswear are delighted to help raise awareness of the RFU Injured Players Foundation (www.rfuipf.org.uk), by designing this striking rugby test jersey for the England Development IPF 7s. The Norfolk based sportswear company look forward to continuing to bring the rugby community and the #SamuraiFamily together, to help the Foundation gain support.

Revealing the Mwamba RFC OMG ICONIX™ match jersey for 2017

Samurai Sportswear is delighted to announce the extension of their partnership with Mwamba Rugby Football Club in Kenya, as their official kit supplier. Having signed a two-year deal with the club, the Norfolk-based custom teamwear company will provide Mwamba RFC with top quality match and off-field kit.

The first team will benefit from wearing Samurai’s one and only OMG ICONIX™ test jersey, in the traditional rich black colour of Mwamba RFC, which will accompany a full range of leisurewear and other match kit all made from Samurai’s exclusive range of PerformeX™ fabrics. The kit will also feature the logos of Mwamba RFC’s main sponsors Stanbic Bank, Modern Coast and Hallmark Kenya.

Samurai Sportswear director Terry Sands said, “We are delighted to support Mwamba Rugby, a top-quality side in Kenya. We are pleased to have them as part of the #SamuraiFamily and we are looking forward to continuing to work with the club and its supporters”.

Mwamba RFC president Alvas Onguru said, “We are delighted to work with Samurai Sportswear once again as they have shown and demonstrated their commitment to producing and supplying quality merchandise. We are also proud to be a part of the #SamuraiFamily, one of the few Kenyan clubs to be part of this global family. We are excited to soon be unveiling a range of replica jerseys, polos and tracksuits for our fans to purchase”.

The first team are expected to debut their kit during the Enterprise Cup matches in May.