Castore announce Manu Samoa partnership
We’re proud to announce a new partnership with Manu Samoa, seeing Castore become the official apparel partner for 2022 & 2023, taking them through to the Rugby World Cup 2023 in France.
The new apparel range will be showcased at Twickenham, Saturday 27 November, when Samoa take on the Barbarians. The partnership sees Castore outfitting both Manu Samoa fifteens, sevens, and Women’s Manusina Teams.
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 build-up 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 Sportswear: “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.
ABOUT LAKAPI SAMOA & MANU SAMOA
Lakapi Samoa (formerly known as Samoa Rugby Union) is one of the most iconic and recognisable Rugby Organisations in the world with a history of success and delivery of unbelievable talent.
Its flagship team, Manu Samoa, have long been one of the World’s most dominant teams in the Rugby World Cup and HSBC Sevens Series. Some of the sport’s most recognisable names have proudly worn the Lakapi Samoa crest on their chests.
Manu Samoa has had success with the team becoming World Series Sevens Champions, consistent Commonwealth Games placings and achieving 7th as its highest World Rugby rating. In the process of the success, we have cemented our place as a marquee brand in World Rugby.
Manu Samoa will complete with the top rugby nations at the 2023 Rugby World Cup Tournament in France.