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 Major League Rugby
Major League Rugby is a professional sports league entering its fourth season and representing the highest level of rugby competition in North America. The League evolved from seven teams in 2018 to 13 teams in 2021, 12 from the United States and one from Canada. Matches are televised on CBS Sports Network, Fox Sports 2, and ESPN+, among other national and local market platforms. All matches are available on Facebook Live for international fans. MLR prides itself in fostering intense and high-stakes competition, while bringing together a passionate community built on the values of Respect, Inclusivity, and Tradition. For more information about MLR, visit www.MajorLeague.
Rugby 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.