Munster Rugby and adidas today unveiled the province’s 2007/08 home kit as their new partnership was formally launched. Irish internationals Paul O’Connell, Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer, Donncha O’Callaghan, Denis Leamy and Anthony Foley were in attendance at the launch at Dromoland Castle in County Clare.
Munster’s traditional red home kit was revealed at Dromoland Castle by the assembled Munster players and it goes on sale from August 9. It will debut on the pitch against the US Eagles in Chicago on August 26.
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The three-year deal marks the first time adidas has sponsored an Irish rugby team and will see Munster Rugby wear the province’s most technologically-advanced kit ever. The new shirt features rugby specific ForMotion, which helps the kit move with a player’s body and works in conjunction with adidas Techfit compression under-apparel. World-renowned ClimaCool technology also features.
Munster Rugby Chief Executive Garrett Fitzgerald said: “Munster Rugby is delighted to partner with adidas whose global brand appeal and heritage in rugby apparel is second to none. They bring with them all the latest kit technology yet they have maintained a classic look to the shirt. This association will ensure the squad is fully equipped for the demands of modern rugby.”
Robin Money, adidas Area North’s Head of Sports Marketing, said: “adidas understands the passion, power and heritage that is the backbone of Munster Rugby and we know that, coupled with our long history of rugby innovation, we can look forward to many years of success.”
Munster and Ireland lock Paul O’Connell added: “The new adidas deal is great for Munster Rugby. I wore adidas on the last Lions tour and I know their attention to detail is superb.”
The new shirts will be available in two types – the tight fitting playing version and a standard replica. The ForMotion playing replica will retail for EUR100, while the supporters replica will cost EUR65. For stockists, please contact adidas Customer Care (tel: (01) 6180908).