BLKsport Blog


July 2016

Connacht Rugby and BLK reveal new 2016/17 home jersey

Connacht Rugby and BLK has unveiled the new Connacht Rugby home jersey for the 2016/17 jersey.

Connacht representatives Niyi Adeolokun, Jake Heenan and Denis Buckley were at the Sportsground this week to launch the new range

BLK, in its fourth year as Connacht Rugby’s official kit partner, worked closely with Connacht management on the new design that sees the jersey draw inspiration from the traditional Connacht green with a unique gradient blend. 

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Sharks scrape into 2016 Super Rugby Finals Series

After 17 rounds and 135 matches of the regular season the quarter-finalists for the 2016 Super Rugby tournament have been determined. The four Conference winners will host the four wildcard teams in the quarter-finals.

The Hurricanes won the hotly contested battle of the New Zealand Conference to finish as Conference winner and top tournament seed to secure its home quarter-final. The Hurricanes beat the Crusaders in Christchurch, while the Highlanders beat the Chiefs 25-15 in Dunedin.

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Fiji confirm Olympic squads for 2016 Rio Games

Fiji have never won an Olympic medal but the sevens mad nation hopes the men’s and women’s squads named on Saturday will finally lay that statistic to rest at Rio 2016 next month.

As back-to-back HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series champions, the men’s side are top seeds for the 12-team event in Rio and favourites to claim gold so it was no surprise the squads were announced live on television by Fiji Prime Minister and Fiji Rugby Union President Voreqe Bainimarama.

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Rugby Sevens Matches confirmed for 2016 Olympic Games

Women’s players from France and Spain will become the first rugby Olympians since 1924 when they kick off proceedings in Rio. With just 29 days to go, excitement among rugby fans eagerly awaiting the sport’s readmission to the Olympic Games is building all the time and with the final match schedule now having been confirmed, supporters can plan their own viewing of the action whether they are inside the Rio venue or from the comfort of their livingrooms around the world.

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Saracens and BLK announce new five-year apparel partnership

Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Champions Cup winners Saracens are proud to announce a multi-million pound deal with BLK United Kingdom to provide on and off field playing and training kit.

The ‘Men in Black’ have agreed a five year partnership with BLK that covers Saracens, Saracens Women and all nine members of the Saracens Global Network.

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