14 Jan 2022

By: Sport Industry Group

USA Rugby has announced a long-term partnership with UK-based sportswear provider Castore.

Under the deal, which will run for six years through to 2027, Castore will serve as the rugby union body’s official apparel partner.

The Manchester-headquartered company will provide sportswear and playing kits for the USA Rugby men’s and Women’s Eagles teams, as well as all junior national teams.

The players will sport Castore-produced kits from spring 2022, with additional designs set to be released for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2022 tournament and the delayed Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021, which will take place in September.

USA Rugby has become Castore’s second national rugby team following the sportswear provider’s deal with Samoa Rugby. Castore also has partnerships with the likes of Saracens, tennis star Sir Andy Murray, swimming ace Adam Peaty, Newcastle United FC, England Cricket and McLaren F1, among others.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with another national rugby union team in USA Rugby,” Pascal Lafitte, Director of Partnerships at Castore, said.

“USA have developed rapidly over the recent years, much like Castore, and we look forward to giving their fans something else to get excited about in the build up to Rugby World Cups in 2022, 2023 and beyond.”

Ross Young, CEO of USA Rugby, added, “This partnership is an exciting start to a new year and a new chapter for USA Rugby. As we continue to grow on the world stage, we look forward to having a partner that not only delivers a compelling portfolio in design technology, but also one that believes in investing in the growth of American rugby over the next several years.”

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