Leicester Tigers have announced that kit supplier Kukri will be the Club’s new technical partner for the next two years, supplying home and away kits for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons.

The new away kit will be worn for the first time when Tigers kick-off their Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens fixture against Wasps and Newcastle Falcons at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday 28th July.

Leicester Tigers will then wear either the new home or away kit on Saturday, depending on which teams they play on the Sevens Finals Day.

Leicester Tigers Head of Brand, Chris Rose, said: “Tigers are the largest club in the UK and it was key we found a supplier that could match those standards. We’re really pleased to welcome Kukri for the new season.”

Kukri Managing Director, Andrew Ronnie, said: “Kukri Sports has been a market leader among rugby brands since its inception in 1979 and we are delighted to be partnering with Leicester Tigers, one of the largest and most high-profile clubs in the UK.

“Our brand aligns perfectly alongside Tigers commitment to quality and passion on a worldwide stage and we look forward to joining them at Welford Road this coming season.”

Head of Partner Business at Fanatics (Leicester Tigers’ retail partner), Chris Bailes, added: “We know that Leicester Tigers supporters want quality first and foremost, and we think that Kukri will be able to deliver this for the 2017/18 season, and have developed a fantastic training and playing range.”

Source : Leicester Tigers