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papachino
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Post by papachino »

Hey, does anyone know when the current kit deal is up?

I've seen the Leinster players wearing a lot of 'Nike' stuff recently,
I wonder if they're trying to move in for a kit sponsorship...

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papachino wrote:Hey, does anyone know when the current kit deal is up?

I've seen the Leinster players wearing a lot of 'Nike' stuff recently,
I wonder if they're trying to move in for a kit sponsorship...

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I think Nike just make specialist GPS tracking/monitoring vests they wear over the usual CCC garb. Not sure how pushed on rugby Nike are anymore they lost France and England who must be the biggest by far in terms of kits so don't see them making a move on us.

I'd say adidas would be a more likely suitor when the time comes. So long as it's not puma, their kit has been getting progressively worse in terms of quality and looks for Ireland since they got the gig.

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Wouldn't mind Kukri, quite like their stuff (Ulsters 3rd choice this season apart).
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I have some Maltese kit by Kukri and I have to say that the quality is top notch.

The current deal with CCC/JD Sports ends in August btw.
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I have to say i love CCC as kit makers. they are a proper rugby supplier, rather than general sports

would hate Adidas as kit. looks too much like football
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Am sure Canterburys new owner (Pentland) will be keen to hold on to a team like Leinster, they bought CCC (and its debt) for £1 in September.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/BU1208/S ... -brand.htm

The original blurb when the new deal was signed in 2009 (as CCC outside of NZ and Australia emerged from administration)

http://www.leinsterrugby.ie/newsroom/3702.php

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Puma to end Ireland deal early

Puma have prematurely cancelled Irish rugby's five-year kit deal. The German sportswear brand took the decision in December, four seasons into a lucrative multi-million euro contract.

This will be officially confirmed after this afternoon's IRFU committee meeting and means the union must find a new kit sponsor before the November 2013 internationals.

Puma have explained their decision to leave the Irish market as “strategic”.

Several Irish players - including current national captain Jamie Heaslip, Tommy Bowe and Luke Fitzgerald - were on five-figure boot deals, which also ended in 2012.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/rugby/ ... 39698.html
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'Strategic' translates as "you little pixie-heads ist broke"...

First jersey was nice, second one manky.

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Donny B. wrote:'Strategic' translates as "you little pixie-heads ist broke"...

First jersey was nice, second one manky.
I'm not shocked. i'd say they were severly disappinted at sales but in all honesty they can't blame anyone but themsleves. I picked up one of two pieces for a song (RWC test jersey €20, gym shorts €15) and they are terrible quality products before you even get down to whether people actually liked the design/colour etc. at the very least you'd expect the gear to be of decent and comparable quality to CCC/Nike/Adidas.

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Mauler wrote:Puma to end Ireland deal early

Puma have prematurely cancelled Irish rugby's five-year kit deal. The German sportswear brand took the decision in December, four seasons into a lucrative multi-million euro contract.

This will be officially confirmed after this afternoon's IRFU committee meeting and means the union must find a new kit sponsor before the November 2013 internationals.

Puma have explained their decision to leave the Irish market as “strategic”.

Several Irish players - including current national captain Jamie Heaslip, Tommy Bowe and Luke Fitzgerald - were on five-figure boot deals, which also ended in 2012.
http://www.irishtimes.com/sports/rugby/ ... 39698.html
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Wouldn't mind seeing O'Neills get the deal (nice shirts and an Irish brand). Probably can't compete with the likes of Nike/Adidas/CCC though. Rugbytech can make a nice shirt too every now and then.
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''The German sportswear brand took the decision in December,''

What pric&s Puma are - I know people who bought kit for kids for Christmas and will have to shell out again when a new supplier comes in. If the IRFU knew of Puma's intentions back in December then they are no worse.

Have to say I am happy they are gone. Never liked their stuff and did not buy any of it. Hopefully this means no deal with Leinster too.
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mtleinster wrote:I have to say i love CCC as kit makers. they are a proper rugby supplier, rather than general sports

would hate Adidas as kit. looks too much like football
Would be of the same opinion hope Canterbury reach another agreement with Leinster, apart from the Jersey I like the hoodys and other bits

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lets be rebellious and get Azzurri
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As long as its not this crowd. . Yuck! and its not even that cheap.

http://www.grabonestore.ie/leinster-rugby-hoodie

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jimbobjoe wrote:Wouldn't mind seeing O'Neills get the deal (nice shirts and an Irish brand). Probably can't compete with the likes of Nike/Adidas/CCC though. Rugbytech can make a nice shirt too every now and then.
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