Kukri Sports

  • 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

    ... 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 weekend’s Singha Sevens. Andrew Ronnie, Kukri managing director, said: “Kukri Sports has been a market leader among rugby brands since its inception in 1979 and we are delighted to be partnering with Leicester Tigers, one of the largest and most high-profile clubs in the UK. “Both the Kooga Rugby and Kukri Sports b...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Under Armour To Kit Out Wasps

    US Sportswear company Under Armour has signed its first partnership with an English Premiership rugby union club after agreeing a multi-year deal with Wasps. Under Armour will replace UK Sportswear brand Kukri as Wasps’ official technical-wear partner ahead of the team’s new kit launch in the summer. Wasps are the first Premiership club to secure a deal with Under Armour but the company does have existing partnerships with the Welsh Rugby Union and French Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne. Und...

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  • JD's Rugby Expansion Knows No Bounds

    ... with the stated aim that JD wants to develop Canterbury into a more fashionable brand to “leverage the brand’s image and credibility”. In February last year JD continued its expansion into rugby with a £1m-plus deal to buy an 80 per cent stake in Kukri Sports,  a specialist supplier of kit for clubs, universities and schools with a £13m turnover and 50,000 customers on its list. So, why would a company with little profile in the oval ball world pursue this policy of propping up highly...

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  • Jersey RFC Name ORA As Joint Main Sponsors

    Jersey Rugby Football Club has announced that investment firm ORA will become joint main sponsors of the club, alongside the Economic Development Department, for the 2013/14 season. The sponsorship from Economic Development, which is linked to the marketing strategies of both Jersey Tourism and Locate Jersey, has reportedly served the club well so far but senior management hope that the new partnership will lead to further progress and enable the club to remain competitive in the Greene King IP...

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  • News

    This story was published in RR Magazine Issue 1 (March 2007) some of the information is likely to have changed BEHIND THE BRAND RHINO   Who are they? Rhino is one of the leading suppliers of specialist rugby equipment, offering everything from scrummage machines, to tackle pads, balls and kit.   What’s the history? Rhino Rugby was established more than 25 years ago by Tim Francis, who was a teacher at Dulwich College in London. He created a scrummage machine called the Powerhouse, and toget...

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  • Behind the Brand - Rhino

    Who are they? One of the leading suppliers of specialist rugby equipment offering everything from scrummage machines, to tackle pads, balls and kit. They have Official Supplier status for scrummaging and training equipment with England Rugby, the Welsh Rugby Union, Bath and the Cardiff Blues.   What’s the history Rhino Rugby was established over 25 years ago by Tim Francis who was a teacher at Dulwich College. He  created a scrummaging machine called the Powerhouse and got together with brot...

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