Portuguese Rugby Federation
The Portuguese Rugby Federation comprises of two sides, the Portugal’s national XV’s side, who are currently ranked inside the world’s top 30 teams, and the Portugal sevens side continues to impress in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series alongside other established teams such as Kenya, England and NZ.
This year’s HSBC World Series has seen the Portugal sevens side travel across the world to Dubai, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia so far, and as a semi-professional side they constantly are given the opportunity to play against the world’s best. Captained by Pedro Leal, ‘Os Lobos’ or ‘The Wolves’ are looking to ensure survival for next year’s tournament which means that they will need to beat sides in and around them, who are the likes of Japan and Russia.
The Portugal sevens have not had the best start, however the Sydney sevens acted as progress for the side who not only won their first match of the tournament against Canada, but also clinched another victory against Japan to make it to the Bowl semi-finals, clinching their first major points haul. It’s going to be a fascinating season, but with performances such as this, we believe we’ll be seeing them again this time next year.
The Portugal rugby shirt will be available in both the Samurai Sportswear online store and selected retailers in the coming months.
Samurai Kit: Red and Green/White and Green.