Pro14 signs up Macron as match official kit partner

Italian sportswear manufacturer Macron has entered into a partnership with the Pro14 Championship, the European rugby union club competition.

Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed, but it was confirmed that the deal will come into effect from the 2017-18 season.

Macron will now serve as the official match kit and retail partner to the Pro14, with all referees to wear Macron match kits during matches. Rhino previously manufactured the kits for officials.

Last week, the Pro14 also secured a long-term agreement for sports equipment manufacturer Gilbert to become the official match ball partner of the competition.