Our new home, alternate and European kits are now available exclusively in Elverys stores and online here.

Get a closer look at our new kits ⬇️

Connacht Rugby, in partnership with BLK Sport, unveiled our new alternate and European kits for the 2017/18 season on Saturday as the team took to the field to take on Bristol in a pre-season friendly at the Sportsground.

The team played the first half sporting their new alternate kit which is a striking mix of cyan and white with a navy finish. The jersey also features the soaring Connacht Rugby eagle across the abdomen with white shorts and socks.

For the second half, Connacht Rugby unveiled their new European kit which is an energetic mix of blue and lime green. The jersey features tonal diagonal lines blending in to a powerful lime green. The jersey also features a solid lime green back with finished with Connacht Rugby branding on the lower back.

The jerseys are made with BLK’s exclusive Exotek fabric throughout the main body. Exotek was created exclusively by BLK to enhance athlete performance, while maximising player comfort and manoeuvrability. The unique shoulder detail and powerfully solid chest on the jersey are amplified using a unique silicon gel logo application.

At the launch of the new kit, Connacht Rugby Head of Commercial & Marketing, Brian Mahony, said:

“Following on from our very successful launch of our home and outerwear range, we’re excited to launch our new alternate and European kit. They are bold and striking kits which give a fantastic alternative to our fans to wear with pride. Together the kits complete a really strong range which we hope will have something to suit every taste.”

Commenting on the new-look kit, Bruce Wood, Brand Manager at BLK Sport, said:

“With the strong reception of the new home jersey and training range, we are delighted to unveil the new alternate and European jerseys. There has been an exhaustive design process undertaken, with the final product incorporating aspects from the West of Ireland, and Connacht Rugby. We hope the fans are as happy as we are.”

The new alternate and European kits are now available exclusively in Elverys stores and online here.

Jack Carty in our new alternate kit.

Bundee Aki in our new European kit.

In partnership with BLK Sport, we recently unveiled our new home kit for the 2017/18 season.

Check out the new range and buy now here.

To mark the launch, Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and captain John Muldoon will be meeting supporters at the Intersport Elverys Corbett Court Store in Galway city centre tomorrow (Friday) at 4.45pm.

The new home jersey and range is now available in Connacht Rugby’s main sponsor and official retail partner Intersport Elverys stores and online from www.Elverys.ie.

The BLK product range has been developed to fulfil the needs of the modern athlete and supporter, from technical training, match day equipment and apparel to a superior lifestyle and supporter range. The emphasis is on design excellence, performance, durability and innovation.

BLK, in its fifth year as Connacht Rugby’s official kit partner, worked closely with Connacht management on the new design to develop an all-green home kit.

The new Connacht home jersey is a strong blend of the traditional Connacht green with energetic green piping and cover stitching to bring a modern twist.

With a return to an entirely green jersey, the feature of unique shoulder detail and powerfully solid chest are amplified using a unique silicon gel logo application.

The jerseys are made with BLK’s exclusive Exotek fabric throughout the main body. Exotek was created exclusively by BLK to enhance athlete performance, while maximising player comfort and manoeuvrability. Exotek is the strongest, lightest and most breathable and soft-to-touch fabric ever used by BLK with its four-way stretch properties setting it apart as a market leader. This is paired with the new BLK collar design, and an introduction of subtle Connacht branding at the bottom of the back of the jersey, finished with a contrast green hem bind.

Connacht Rugby Head of Commercial & Marketing Brian Mahony said:

“As we enter an exciting new era at the province, we feel that our new all-green kit represents our storied past and bright future.

“The new design will ensure that our players stand out on the pitch and we look forward to seeing our supporters create a sea of green at the Sportsground and in away venues throughout next season.

“The Stronger In Green concept reflects our inclusive community and conveys our belief that we are stronger together.  The province is much more than just the 15 players on the pitch, we represent our five counties, our 27 clubs, and our supporters in Connacht and beyond.”

Commenting on the new-look kit, Bruce Wood, Brand Manager at BLK Sport, said:

“Green is a big part of Connacht rugby. From grassroots to green shirts, being green is a critical part of the ecology of the Connacht Rugby brand. Given the landscape and team colours, we want to communicate that each player and fan is Stronger In Green and are part of the fabric of Connacht Rugby. It was great to have an Irish BAFTA award-winning character artist, Roberto Macken, on board to illustrate our Connacht heroes in their new kit.”

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