Global Rapid Rugby team China Lions has selected Samurai Sportswear for all of its match day, training & leisurewear kit in a two-year deal. This will see all China Lions players, coaches and other club staff wearing kit designed and manufactured exclusively for the club by Samurai.
The deal includes exclusive garments for China Lions supporters. Retailing of the Lions supporters’ range will be controlled by the club in partnership with HK-based Samurai Sportswear. The supporters’ range will be available for purchase online.
Speaking at the announcement of the deal, China Lions Head Coach Mike Rogers said:
“The China Lions are pleased to partner with Samurai for Global Rapid Rugby Season One. Samurai has world class apparel and the China Lions will be proud to be wearing Samurai apparel as they battle against teams from the Asia/Pacific region.”
Terry Sands, CEO of Samurai Sportswear, said:
“It has been a privilege to tender and negotiate this deal with the China Lions. Their founding partners the Chinese Rugby Football Association, and Bay of Plenty, have an exciting vision for the team. I’m delighted that our combination of design capabilities, product performance and service experience got us over the line.
“As a new team, in a new competition, in a new rugby format, China Lions’ potential is a genuinely exciting thing to be associated with. We appreciate their trust in us. China is a priority for Samurai investment, we already own our factory here and have several Chinese customers in the schools and rugby sectors”