IN A UNIQUE ENCOUNTER, HISTORY WOULD BE MADE AT THE BAY. NOTTINGHAM RUGBY VS TONGA. A BATTLE TO REMEMBER.
PlayerLayer are the kit partners of Nottingham Rugby, who play in the RFU Championship. The partnership was launched at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season.
The PlayerLayer kit made its debut in a World Cup warm-up match against Tonga in August 2015, making history as the Green and Whites faced an international outfit for the first time in its illustrious 138-year existence.
📷 Viliami Hakalo in action vs Tonga, August 2015. Photograph: PlayerLayer
Nottingham Rugby has a rich history and great potential. The fact that they share the same birthplace as PlayerLayer makes it an even more unique partnership. In the inaugural kit for the 2015-2016 season, PlayerLayer looked to incorporate subtle references to Nottingham’s heritage, and emphasise the importance of the local connection for both parties. The Robin Hood quiver that can be seen on the back of the away shirt is one way PlayerLayer added an emotional connection to the kit, paying tribute to the city’s notable tradition and culture in an understated manner.
📷 The 2015/16 Nottingham Rugby away jersey featuring Robin Hood quiver. Photograph: PlayerLayer
📷 Winger Josh Skelcey at Nottingham Rugby pre-season training. Photograph: Phil Palmer
📷 Murray McConnell concentrates during a passing drill at the Bay. Photograph: Phil Palmer
📷 Back Row Paul Grant unveliing the Nottingham Rugby 2015/16 home jersey, which features Nottingham-inspired arrows down the arm. Photograph: Phil Palmer
📷 Morgan Eames training at the Bay. Photograph: Phil Palmer