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Manu Samoa Announce Partnership With Castore Ahead Of 2023 Rugby World Cup

November 25, 2021

Manu Samoa has announced Castore as its official apparel partner for 2022 & 2023, taking them through to the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France. Manu Samoa is proud to partner with Castore, one of the global leading premium sportswear brands. The partnership sees Castore outfitting both Manu Samoa fifteens, sevens and Women’s Manusina Teams.

Having qualified for the Rugby World Cup 2023 and with fixtures against top Tier 1 nations in the build-up to the tournament, Manu Samoa sought to partner with one of the best in the world. Castore was the perfect fit. Through working with Castore’s premium design, garment technology, and choice of apparel, Manu Samoa has created a range of clothing that the players are proud to wear.

Manu Samoa and Castore launched the new apparel range this week, which will be showcased at Twickenham, Saturday 27 November, when Samoa take on the Barbarians. To launch the partnership in London is fitting for Castore, a brand which originates from the United Kingdom. The jersey was designed in collaboration with the Manu Samoa high-performance team and Castore’s design team who took inspiration from the Tatau, the traditional Samoan tattoo. Creating a range which incorporates the heritage of Samoa and the Tatau throughout its designs and garment selection, using leading technology.

Tatau‘s from players within the team have been included in the kit designs, forging them together as one to be shared with the aiga and Samoa supporters, through the Manu Samoa Castore merchandise range. Together, Lakapi Samoa and Castore are looking forward to the highly anticipated buildup to the Rugby World Cup, which brings with it a fantastic opportunity to capitalise on the global excitement around the game.

“To compete with the best in the world, you need to partner with the best in the world. The partnership with Castore means a lot to Lakapi Samoa,” said Vincent Fepuleai, CEO Lakapi Samoa. We have a strong team and with the elite sport market in the Southern Hemisphere, we’re ready to make our mark on the global stage. I am excited that we are partnering with Castore on a journey which takes us to the Rugby World Cup in France.”

Pascal Lafitte, Director of Partnerships for Castore: “We are delighted to welcome Lakapi Samoa to the Castore team. The Rugby World Cup in 2023 presents an unrivalled opportunity to showcase the high performance of Castore sportswear and Manu Samoa at the pinnacle and best level of Rugby competition. Manu Samoa are the first national Rugby team to partner with Castore, building on our first professional Rugby Union team partnership with Saracens. We’re thrilled to join them on their journey to the Rugby World Cup, which will see the best athletes in Rugby compete.”

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