Kukri Ireland

  • Ulster Agree New Deal With Kukri

    Ulster have agreed a five-year extension to their deal with sportswear brand Kukri, meaning they will remain the official kit supplier until the end of the 2018/19 season. The deal, which also sees Kukri become the retailer for the official Ulster shop at Ravenhill, is one of Kukri’s biggest and group director Phil Morris is happy to be staying involved with the Irish province. "This is great news for us and we are delighted to continue our successful partnership with Ulster. Ulster Rugby has...

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  • Leigh Announce Kukri Kit Deal

    Sportswear company Kukri will be the official kit supplier to Leigh Centurions, after the club announced a two year partnership. The deal includes an option for a further year at Leigh's discretion and will see Kukri supply all playing kit, training and leisurewear for the 2014 Kingstone Press Championship winners. Leigh head of rugby Derek Beaumont said: "I am delighted we are able to re-establish a partnership with Kukri. It's no secret I am a believer in fate and we partnered Kukri the last t...

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  • Tigers Cut Kooga Short To Wear Kukri

    Leicester Tigers will be wearing Kukri branded kit this season after switching from Kooga after only two years of a six-year agreement that was heralded at a potential value of £4.5m at its launch in July 2015. The change of tack would have been managed smoothly as Kukri and KooGa are both owned by JD Sports Fashion Ltd and both brands are run in the UK by MD, Andrew Ronnie. The new Kukri agreement is for two seasons and starts immediately. The Tigers’ sevens squad wore their new kit at last...

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  • Exclusive - Top RU Club Replica Sales Total £8.75m

    The famous red shirt of Munster was the most sold rugby union club shirt in the United Kingdom and Ireland in 2011/12, according to figures gathered in an exclusive Running Rugby survey of the market across the Aviva Premiership and the RaboDirect PRO12. Total club replica kit sales across the 22 British and Irish sides in the Premiership and the PRO12 amounted to 175,500 – an average of 8,000 per club. Based on an average shirt price of £50 (€58), this means that the market is worth £8.75...

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  • Electric Ireland Sponsors Ireland U20 Games

    Irish electricity provider Electric Ireland is sponsoring all of the country’s three home games in the upcoming Under 20’s Six Nations Championship. Ireland kick off their campaign against Wales on Friday, followed by a meeting with Italy on Friday March 11 and the final home game is against Scotland on March 18, with all three matches taking place on the artificial pitch at Donnybrook in Dublin. The announcement was made alongside U20 players James Ryan, Kelvin Brown, Max Deegan and Cillian...

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  • Sky Backs Off As Eir Sports Take PRO14 Rights In Ireland

    Irish pay TV channel Eir Sport will take over Ireland broadcast rights of the Guinness PRO14 from next season having outbid Sky in that market, leaving an opportunity for new broadcasters to come on board in the UK. Sky Sports will not bid for PRO14 rights in individual UK markets at the end of their four-year contract this season. Sky has been broadcasting live Guinness PRO14 matches in the UK and Ireland since 2014. Reports claim that their interest in extending those rights was dependent upo...

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  • Ireland RL Sign Up McGettigan's As Title Sponsors

    Rugby League Ireland have announced a new title sponsorship by McGettigan’s for the 2015 season. This exclusive sponsorship agreement sees the McGettigan’s branding across all the teams involved in rugby league in Ireland from the domestic clubs, schools, students, State of Origin, wheelchair and Senior teams. It also sees rugby league coming to the Carlisle Grounds in Bray where the Student 4 Nations will be held. Rugby League Ireland director Richard Egan said: "RLI are delighted to announ...

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  • Ireland To Bid For Rugby World Cup In 2023

    At the International Rugby Board (IRB) conference this week Ireland revealed that it is considering making a bid for the Rugby World Cup in 2023. Ireland has reportedly been considering a bid for over a year having seen New Zealand stage the event in 2011 and if it does go ahead, the plan is for games to be played in both the north and south of the country at rugby union and gaelic games venues.  Ireland’s sports minister Leo Varadkar says hosting the world's third biggest sporting event wo...

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  • Wasps Place Twitter Handle on New Strip

    London Wasps have announced that they will become the first professional sports team in the UK to include their official Twitter handle on their playing shirts for next season. The new kit provider for the club, Kukri Sport, will incorporate the handle @waspsrugby onto the teams new uniforms. Valencia Football Club incorporated their twitter handle onto the front of their shirts when they were searching for a main sponsor in September 2011. The High Wycombe-based club currently has 28 players wh...

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  • Bank Of Ireland To Sponsor Munster Again

    Munster is set to announce the Bank of Ireland as its new principal shirt sponsor after the deal with Toyota comes to an end this summer. The Bank, which also sponsors rivals Leinster and Ulster and was Connacht’s major sponsor for 15 years until 2011 as well, is returning to sponsor the Thomond Park outfit after ending a six-year sponsorship of the club back in 2004. Toyota has been Munster’s main sponsor ever since but the Bank of Ireland is now set to replace the car manufacturer on a fi...

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