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The Cornish Pirates have once again teamed up with official kit suppliers Samurai Sportswear to reveal the new Home and Away shirts for the 2018-19 season.
The Pirates worked closely with Samurai’s talented in-house design team to produce something that represented their brand and legacy with new striking and unique designs.
Keeping in line with traditions met by previous Pirates designs, the new home shirt has kept their original striking red colouring enabling the pirates to stand out among their opponents on the field. With a black and white hooped aspect working as a contrast, this also sculpts the body to emphasize the athlete’s physiques. Two pirates are prominently placed onto the shirt to emphasise their branding and to make the design unique and appealing.
Having worked closely with St Austell Brewery, the Cornish Pirates requested their Away kit to be shown in a deep purple as a tribute to their sponsors. Accompanying the purple colouring is a sublimated geometric pattern to the sleeves and back of the shirt, this pattern represents the clubs surge, growth and development as they step into the new season. The two pirates are also placed prominently in order to match the Home shirt and emphasise the clubs cherished traditions.
Throughout their existing partnership, Samurai Sportswear and the Cornish Pirates have worked alongside one another to develop the very highest quality of match shirts. The Pirates will benefit from wearing Samurai’s ICONIX™ test match jersey constructed with an exclusive Kohino 4DX fabric, it works in sync with each individual athlete, allowing for movement instead of restricting it; whilst maintaining tensile strength. The shirts other attributes include an integrated collar, GPS pouch, bicep sculpted sleeves, anti-pinch underarms and sculpted diverted side seam paneling, making it increasingly difficult for the opposition to pull down the Cornish Pirates. This will accompany a full range of off-field kit, made from a functional range of PerformeX™ fabrics, designed to ensure that the garments perform better and last longer.
The Cornish Pirates CEO, Robin James, commented:
The Cornish Pirates kit is incredibly important to us, when our players wear our kit it means everything to them, it represents all the club stands for today and our cherished past. Samurai capture all of this on our kit and ensure we have a quality product that is rigorous enough to withstand the demands of professional rugby and be comfortable enough to allow a player to focus 100% on the game. Working as a team with Samurai first hand from the initial design to the finished product has been a pleasure, great team work and energy from both the Samurai team and the Cornish Pirates team has resulted in an outstanding kit which we hope our supporters will appreciate when they see it at our new shop at the ground and online. One of the first questions I asked our players representative, Matt Evans when I arrived at the club was, how good is the quality of the Samurai kit, to which he replied excellent, comfortable to wear and durable. We value our partnership with Samurai and look forward to working with them this coming season.
Samurai Sportswear Sales Director, Mike Pells, added:
Samurai Sportswear are proud to be associated with the Pirates again for the coming 2018-19 season, we have worked alongside the Pirates over recent months to produce a striking set of home and away jerseys. We are delighted with the results and all at Samurai cannot wait to see the Pirates wearing the kit for the season ahead.
The Cornish Pirates tested out their new kits during a friendly against the Exeter Chiefs ahead of the 2018-19 season. We can’t wait to see the new kits in action!
Cornish Pirates coaches Alan Paver and Gavin Cattle have taken the opportunity to show their sincere appreciation.
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