Kukri Sports and Ulster Rugby Launch the 2018/19 European kit

The new Ulster kit
The new Ulster kit

Kukri Sports and Ulster Rugby are delighted to unveil the new European kit, which is now available to buy in store and online.

As the club prepares to get its Heineken Champions Cup campaign under way, the players will wear the bespoke European jersey for the first time during their opening match against Leicester Tigers at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday October 13.

The shirt features a new half stand collar which fits closer to the neck, new side panels and gripper print on the torso. It is a tighter fit with new fabric designed to sit closer to the body. In keeping with Ulster’s tradition of minimalist designs, the shirt is modern and fresh, using red as a base colour with hints of black and tonal red to keep the design subtle.

Terry Jackson, General Manager, Kukri Sports Ireland said:

“The new sleek design and technological advances in fabrics make for a contemporary, striking shirt and we can’t wait to reveal it to the Ulster fans.

“The new training and leisure wear has been well received by the players and fans and we look forward to continuing to develop a fantastic, innovative retail range of merchandise the club and fans can be proud of.”

Fiona Hampton, Head of Sales & Marketing, Ulster Rugby added:

“We’ve been working closely with the Kukri Sports design team over the past year to produce an innovative kit that looks great and embraces the newest technology to ensure it performs to the high standard required at this level.

“We launched a bespoke European jersey for the first time in 2016, with great success, and once again the team will play its Heineken Champions Cup fixtures in this European jersey.

“Feedback from the players has been excellent and they are excited to have a dedicated jersey that pays homage to that special atmosphere that Champions Cup rugby generates. We really hope the fans love it too, so we are looking forward to hearing their views and seeing them wear it as we start into our European campaign.”

The new European jersey is now available in-store at Kingspan Stadium and Victoria Square, online at ulsterrugbyshop.com, and in retailers across the Province.