The rugbystore Hot 3: December 2016

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Welcome to the rugbystore Hot 3! Every month, we highlight 3 new products available now at that deserve your attention.

Somehow it’s already December which means bitter cold training sessions, big games in the domestic leagues and figuring out what new boots you’d like for Christmas. If you’re searching for a gift for a rugby fanatic, check out our curated list of gift ideas over on

Plus keep an eye on the rugbystore blog over the coming weeks for more great Christmas gift ideas but for now, in our final Hot 3 of 2016, we’ve got three pieces of stunning new kit for you to consider.

This month in the Hot 3: Striking Replica kit and Boots that harness the elements. 

Last Months Hot 3: November 2016

1. adidas 2017 All Blacks Alternate Rugby Shirt


First worn in their closely fought battle with France on the 26th November, the 2017 All Blacks alternate Jersey from is one of the most striking the World Champions have worn for many years.

Inspired by the teams creativity on the pitch, the design of the shirt is quite radical compared to previous iterations. Most notably, the All Blacks and adidas logos have been tilted to fit the design of the shirt, a welcome touch and one fans will appreciate given how rigid professional teams can be about their logos today.

The shirt was designed over two years and features the same cutting edge sporting technologies you’ll find in the home shirt. For instance the shirt uses the latest FORMOTION® technology to provide comfortable and natural movement.

While the alternate jersey for the All Blacks is a rare sight due to the iconic black home shirt, this alternate jersey is a great option for the biggest All Blacks fans.

If you want to find out more about All Blacks shirts, check out our blog post on things you might not know about the latest Home shirt.

Shop the entire 2017 All Blacks range at

2. Canterbury England Sevens Pro Home Rugby Shirt


Sevens jerseys, like the sport, are known for their flair and for being able to stretch the designers imagination a little more than the restrictions found when designing a XV national shirt.

And so it is with the 2017 England Sevens shirt from Canterbury that will be worn first by the men and women of the England Sevens in Dubai next year. The stripes on the shirt are inspired by turbines and represent the agility, speed and dynamic movement you’ll find on a sevens pitch.

The new shirt also benefits from the latest rugby shirt technologies like VapoDri from rugby experts, Canterbury.

You can also find the alternate England Sevens shirt at rugbystore, which swaps out the oranges and whites for greys and blacks to great effect. Check it out here. 

What do you think of the new look? Let us know in the comments below.

3. adidas Elements Ice Predator Malice Rugby Boots


Earlier this year, adidas released the Superlight range, the lightest and most technologically advanced boots they’ve ever made. Building on that base, is the new Elements range, taking the Superlight boots and giving them a stunning new look.

Each of the boots has been designed for a different position and has been assigned an element to reflect that position. adipower Kakaris for Forwards, Kakari Light for loose forwards, Predators for kickers and finally CrazyQuick boots for Outside Backs.

Our favourite of the bunch is pictured above, the new Ice Predator Malice boots. The Predator Malice boots were designed around Ice to represent the cool composure a kicker must maintain. Whether it’s the stony silence of a penalty kick or the heat of battle high pressure drop kick, kickers need to be cold and surgical with everything they do.

Which of the new designs do you like the most?

Shop the whole adidas Elements range at

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