Global Rapid Rugby club South China Tigers has renewed its partnership with Samurai Sportswear to supply all its official match day, training & leisurewear kit. Following a successful partnership with Samurai for the Global Rapid Rugby Showcase Series 2019, South China Tigers has gone with Samurai for the 2020 season too.


The deal will see all South China Tigers players, coaches and other club staff continuing to wear bespoke kit by Samurai Sportswear. This includes new playing designs for 2020.


The deal includes an exclusive range of matchday replica, training & leisure wear for Tigers supporters.  Retailing of the supporters’ range will continue to be controlled by the club in partnership with Samurai Sportswear.


The supporters’ range will be available for purchase at South China Tigers home games in 2020, and online from around April 2020.


Speaking on the announcement of the renewal, South China Tigers Chief Commercial Officer Rocky Chow said:


“We are delighted to be working with Samurai again for Season One of the Global Rapid Rugby, both Terry and I saw the potential of a professional franchise in Hong Kong, and the opportunities with a professional Asia Pacific competition brings, especially after a record-breaking RWC2019 in Japan.


“A new team and competition come with many challenges, and we are grateful for the support Samurai have provided us for the past two years. We look forward to our continued partnership as the competition grows from strength to strength beyond 2020.”


Terry Sands, CEO of Samurai Sportswear, said:


“We have a strong partnership with South China Tigers, and I’m delighted that our combination of design capabilities, product performance and service experience have made them come back for more. As a family-run business, having South China Tigers not only on board but yet again selecting us for 2020 is a huge privilege. We appreciate their continued trust”.


About FWD South China Tigers

The FWD South China Tigers are the Greater Bay Area’s first professional rugby club, competing in the new Global Rapid Rugby league alongside pro teams from across Asia Pacific. Drawn primarily from the Hong Kong national team and players from the HKRU Premiership, the FWD South China Tigers are set to revolutionize rugby in the region. The South China Tigers are ready to show the world what they’re made of.  Global Rapid Rugby is an innovative new competition set to take over Asia Pacific with a whole host of new teams, new rules and new match-day experiences. South China Tigers are excited to be involved in this rugby revolution.


About Samurai Sportwear

Samurai Sportswear is a fast-rising brand in the sports and teamwear industry. They have customers in 24 countries around the world, in a diverse range of sports beyond rugby. They have built a strong reputation for supplying very high quality, high specification bespoke sports clothing and equipment. Owning their own production facility enables them to deliver world-class levels of service and quality excellence whilst staying true to their core values as a family business. Among Samurai’s current customers are Premiership Rugby clubs Exeter Chiefs, Leicester Tigers and Sale Sharks, the Army Rugby Union, Cornish Pirates, Kent Cricket, Gloucestershire and Derbyshire County Cricket clubs. Samurai Sportswear has thousands of customers in schools, universities & colleges, corporations and amateur sports clubs in hockey, netball, soccer and athletics worldwide.

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Media Contacts

Emma-Jane Stogdon

Samurai Sportswear

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e: emmajs@samurai-sports.com


Jane Bond

Hong Kong Rugby Union/South China Tigers

t:  +852-5594-9528

e: jane.bond@hkrugby.com