Nike enter Premiership market with kit deal with Champions Saracens

Saracens Ernst Joubert sporting a Nike kit in 2015. David Rogers/Getty Images

Reigning Premiership champions Saracens have announced a new agreement with Nike to supply their kit for the 2018/19 season.

The two parties have agreed a three-year deal with the American sportswear company entering the rugby market to make Saracens their only partner Premiership Rugby side.

Nike also supplied Saracens' kit from 2010 to 2016 during one of the club's most successful periods when they won back-to-back Premiership titles in 2015 and 2016 and their first European Champions Cup in the same year.

"We are thrilled to be back working with a brand with whom we have such a strong history," said Tim Hunt, CEO of Premier Team Promotions Ltd which oversees Saracens' commercial operations.

"We are very much looking forward to the launch of the new kit which we hope will prove as popular with the fans as it is with the team."

Saracens captain Brad Barritt added: "The whole squad are really excited to be wearing Nike again this year. The quality of the product and the technology behind the kit really sets them apart."