Springboks sign five-year kit extension with Asics

South Africa Rugby has signed a five-year kit supply extension with Japanese sportswear brand Asics.

Under the new deal, which will run until 2024, Asics will kit out the Springboks for the British & Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 2021, and the Rugby World Cup in Japan in 2023.

Jurie Roux, chief executive of SA Rugby, said: “Asics is a byword for cutting-edge technical sportswear, and in our partnership to date we have come to know how meticulous they are about the quality of high-performance footwear and clothing.

“That is critical for a sports organisation that is always seeking for ways to improve performance, and extending our current arrangement was an easy decision.”

SA Rugby and Asics first teamed up in 2014, when the brand became the Official Apparel and Footwear Supplier of all South Africa’s national rugby teams, including the sevens, junior Springboks and national women’s teams.