Major League Rugby Renews On-Field Apparel Partnership with Paladin
High-quality performance gear to outfit 13 North American teams during 2021 season
DALLAS (August 11, 2020) – Major League Rugby (MLR) today announced the renewal of Paladin Sports as the Official On-Field Kit Provider for the 2021 MLR season. During the shortened 2020 season every team, was outfitted with Paladin kits providing a professional look and feel on and off the pitch. Paladin will continue to work with MLR teams to design and create player kits, and is developing new designs for the 2021 season.
Paladin Sports has a strong international reputation for producing quality sporting apparel, particularly within professional rugby. Established during the 2019 season, the MLR-Paladin partnership represents a foray into high performance rugby in North America. All team home and away kits are expected to be revealed to fans in November 2020 and will be available for purchase by fans.
“We’re delighted to continue our partnership with Paladin into 2021.They’ve been an excellent part of the team this past year and we’re looking forward to continued growth with them,” said MLR Commissioner George Killebrew. “We were extremely impressed with the wide range of offerings Paladin was able to provide to our teams in the design process, and even more impressed with the final quality of the team kits. There’s no doubt that Paladin is first-class in on-field kits for MLR players and replicas for fans.”
MLR launched in North America with seven teams in 2018, advancing to 13 teams in 2021. The League features 12 teams from the United States and one from Canada.
“We are thrilled to keep Major League Rugby in the Paladin family for the 2021 season,” said USA Manager for Paladin Matt Walsh. “The continued growth of the MLR and the game of rugby across North America is exciting to be a part of, we are passionate about continuing to build on our relationship with the MLR and play a role in the rapid expansion of the game.”
About Dallas Jackals —
The Dallas Jackals are a professional rugby team of Major League Rugby (MLR), the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The Jackals were named as an expansion team in 2020 and will play their inaugural season in 2022 at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The team’s central mission is to develop domestic talent to a world-class level of play and professionalism while strengthening the high performance pathway in DFW by supporting the local clubs. Through proactive Community Outreach, the Jackals will exemplify and spread the passion of rugby by inspiring tradition, respect, family, and character on and off the pitch.
About MLR —
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season and represents the highest level of competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018, to 12 teams in 2021, featuring 11 from the United States and one from Canada. The competition follows an 18-week regular schedule for a chance to advance to the playoffs. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, ESPN+, Facebook Live (for international viewers) and on different platforms in each local market. MLR prides itself on its incredible athletes, the passionate community behind them, and its strong values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition.
About Paladin — Paladin Sports is an innovative and proactive sports apparel company based in Sydney, Australia with key operations in New Zealand, the United States, United Kingdom, and Singapore. The Paladin Mission is to provide every client, from grassroots clubs to professional athletes, with the world’s best sports apparel and to deliver an uncompromised level of customer service every time. The Paladin Vision is to be an industry leader in sports apparel design, technology, performance, and innovation that inspires athletic achievement and enjoyment. For more information about Paladin, visit www.paladinsports-us.com.
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