(NEW YORK, August 4, 2021) Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s), the new sports league that will debut with the top U.S. men and women Olympic players, announced that Samurai Sportswear has become the official apparel and ball provider. Providing on-field match kit, off-field leisurewear, and match balls for all events, Samurai will play a significant role for The PR7s Inaugural Championship, which will take place in Memphis at AutoZone Park on Saturday, Oct. 9. Samurai will also provide the fanwear which will be available to purchase at PRSevens.com and at the event.
Samurai has been a worldwide premium supplier for over 25 years to high-profile teams across numerous sports globally, offering unique and bespoke products to all their partners. The company has a long-standing affiliation and expertise with the sevens format of rugby and this is enhanced further with this new exciting alliance.
“We feel very privileged to have been chosen as exclusive kit supplier to the groundbreaking PR7s series which includes world-class athletes and teams”, said Terry Sands, Head of Commercial Relationships at Samurai Sportswear.
“Our players and fans will love the kits and the merchandise coming their way through our partnership with Samurai,” said Kellie Cavalier, VP of Operations for PR Sevens. “In the rugby community and throughout many other sports, Samurai is synonymous with quality.”
The league’s initial player signings feature several stars from both the Men’s and Women’s U.S. Olympic Rugby Sevens Teams, including Perry Baker, Danny Barrett, Abby Gustaitis, Carlin Isles, Alev Kelter, Ilona Maher, Folau Niua, Naya Tapper, Stephen Tomasin, and Kevon Williams.
The league will showcase six men’s teams and four women’s teams that play multiple games through the championship tournament on Oct. 9. In the coming weeks, additional player announcements, team names, and league partnerships will be revealed.
Tickets to see The PR7s Inaugural Championship live in Memphis are on sale now at PRSevens.com/tickets.
About Premier Rugby Sevens
Premier Rugby Sevens (PR7s) is a groundbreaking professional sports league in North America. Scheduled to debut in the Fall of 2021, PR7s is the first league of its kind with both women’s teams and men’s teams under one umbrella with equal pay. With a focus on accessibility and entertaining content for fans, the league will showcase the electrifying sport of rugby sevens through a single-day touring format in cities across the United States and Canada. The PR7s Inaugural Championship will take place in Memphis on Oct. 9 and will be available via FOX Sports. To learn more about Premier Rugby Sevens, go to PRSevens.com and follow the league on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
About Samurai Sportswear
Samurai is a well-established 25-years old fast-rising brand in the sports and teamwear industry with customers in 24 countries around the world, in a diverse range of sports including rugby.
In 1996, Terry Sands was sourcing a new kit for his Samurai International Rugby Sevens team who were about to debut at the Amsterdam Sevens. He wanted to create a uniquely customised kit that looked great and was of the best quality for his team. Unable to find a sportswear manufacturer that met his requirements, Terry endeavoured to design his own kit for the Samurais – and so Samurai Sportswear was born.
Samurai have since built a strong reputation for supplying very high quality, high specification bespoke sports clothing and equipment. Owning its own production facility enables the Company to deliver world-class levels of service and quality excellence whilst staying true to their core values.