Connacht Rugby, in partnership with BLK and Life Style Sports, is delighted to reveal the new European Jersey that will be worn for the 2015/16 season as the team compete in the European Challenge Cup.

The new European jersey will go on sale exclusively in Life Style Sports in select stores nationwide* and online at www.lifestylesports.com. Available for men, women, children and infants, the new BLK kit is a sleek and dynamic combination of colour and detail inspired by the traditional rugby hooped jerseys of bygone eras. Utilising the electric colour palette from the new training range, the jersey features flash gradients of purple and navy hoops finished with vibrant green stripe detail. The side/underarm panels and raglan sleeves remain solid navy to highlight the bold and vibrant accents of green featured on the sleeve and collar trims.

The striking lineal detail that runs horizontally across the front torso creates a stunning visual effect when layered over the top of the graduating hoops that lay underneath.

This exciting new BLK kit will be worn for the first time when Connacht make the journey to Siberia in November to play Russian newcomers Enisei-STM in round 1 of the Challenge Cup.

Commenting on the new jersey Bruce Wood, BLK Ireland Brand Manager said:

“We’re extremely proud of how the new European jersey and Connacht training range looks and we’re sure that the fans like it as much as we do”

Debbie Byrne, Marketing Director of Life Style Sports said:

“The new European jersey was made to be worn on Connacht’s journey to European greatness. Fans looking to join Connacht on that journey by wearing the new European jersey can do so by visiting any of our Life Style Sports stores nationwide or online at www.lifestylesports.com.”

Willie Ruane, Connacht Rugby CEO added:

“We’re delighted with this striking European jersey designed by BLK and hope our supporters like it as much as we do. The Challenge Cup is a very important competition for us. Not only does it allow us another route to qualify for the Champions Cup but it represents a real opportunity for silverware and that is something that would mean a great deal to everyone who supports Connacht Rugby. I’m looking forward to seeing the team run out in the new European kit for the first time in November.”

The men’s and women’s European jerseys will retail at €65, with the kids range starting from €50 and infants at €40. As title sponsors of Connacht Rugby, Life Style Sports also offers Connacht Rugby Season Ticket holders a 10% discount on ALL full price Life Style Sports products including Connacht Rugby kit and merchandise.

*Select stores nationwide include Galway Retail Park, Galway Shop Street, Castlebar, Sligo, Westport, Athlone, Blanchardstown Retail Park, Dundrum, Grafton Street and Mary Street. With the introduction of in-store iPads in 48 locations across the country, Life Style Sports also offers customers the opportunity to order products which may be unavailable to their nearest Life Style Sports store or direct to a home or work address for added convenience. An unrivalled next day delivery is also available on all orders placed before 7pm on lifestylesports.com.

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