The Kenya Rugby Union and Samurai have extended their kit deal for another three years, from 2017 to 2020.
Kenya Rugby Union CEO, Ronald Bukusi said: “We are pleased to extend this important relationship with Samurai who are not just a sponsor but a real partner of the Kenya Rugby Union.”
Samurai’s Executive Director Terry Sands commented: “Samurai are delighted that Kenya Rugby Union have decided to extend their contract with us and can’t wait to bring new and exciting designs to this well-respected union.”
Samurai joined forces with Kenya Rugby Union in December 2012 and since then, they have worked together to produce some of the most striking and innovative rugby shirt designs on the market, using the latest Performex fabric technology.
Samurai also kits Kenya Cup side such as Mwamba RFC, Strathmore Leos and Homeboyz.
During the past Sevens Series, Samurai introduced the Kenya Rugby Union 2017 home replica shirt which debuted at Hong Kong 7s 2017. This shirt fully represents the culture of the Kenyan people, featuring a representation of the nation’s flag on the sleeve and an image of a lion on the front and back.
This fully sublimated, Ikoma shirt, is tough enough to withstand any match play situations whilst being comfortable enough to wear for leisure.
Elsewhere, The 2017 Prinsloo 7s Division II pools were officially released yesterday where Mount Kenya University Thika, the Kabeberi 7s champions, were promoted and will be part of the 16 teams participating in Division one.
Resolution Kisii RFC, Makueni and Daystar Falcons rejoin the 20 team second Division having failed to secure a position in the top 12 teams.
A total of four teams including Kabarak, MultiMedia, Molo and Eldoret will be making their first appearance in the National Sevens Circuit 2017 at the Prinsloo 7s on the this weekend.
The eventual Prinsloo 7s Division II winners will secure themselves a Division 1 slot at the inaugural Sepetuka 7s on the September 30 and October 1 in Eldoret.