Centro Desportivo Universitário de Lisboa (CDUL) has selected Samurai Sportswear for all its official match day, training, & leisurewear kit in a three-year deal. With the top-flight Portuguese rugby competitions already underway, Samurai will take over from current kit supplier with immediate effect.

This partnership will see all the Senior squad of CDUL (players coaches and other club staffwearing kit designed and manufactured exclusively for the club by Samurai. CDUL is one of Portugal’s elite professional clubs, playing in the Campeonato Nacional de Rugby Divisão de Honra, the equivalent of the English Premiership league. CDUL also plays the Taça de Portugal de Rugby, the top-level knock-out competition in Portugal.

Based at the CDUL multi-sport venue in Lisbon, the club has a thriving junior section and strong track record of producing international players, having produced many 15-aside, 7-aside and world cup caps.

Speaking at the announcement of the deal, Lourenço Fernandes Thomaz, CDUL’s Director of Rugby for the Senior Squad said:

“CDUL could not be prouder to be partnering with the most recognized brand in world rugby and to welcome Samurai as part of our family. Partnering with Samurai in years to come allows for CDUL be part of a family that breaths the same mission and values as the ones CDUL has been living up to since the early beginning of its history. “

Speaking about the partnership, Terry Sands, CEO of Norfolk, UK-based Samurai Sportswear, said:

“We are proud to welcome CDUL to the Samurai family. As one of the most senior clubs in the Portugese Union, along with their amazing history and progressive outlook across the game, we are honoured to have been selected. We look forward to serving their players and staff, as well as the thriving supporter base in Lisbon and Portugal.”

View the full press release here: https://www.samurai-sports.com/portugals-cdul-rugby-select-samurai-as-offical-kit-partner/

November 19, 2020 — Samurai Sportswear