Queensland Rugby League has introduced that the Maroons can have a brand new package provider for this 12 months’s State Of Origin collection, with Puma changing rugby league stalwart ISC Sport because the staff’s essential package provider.
ISC has had an enormous presence in rugby league in Australia for a few years, however earlier this 12 months the model confirmed that they might sensationally be ending their contract with the eight NRL groups it sponsored on the finish of the 2020, leaving half the league scrambling to seek out new companions on brief discover.
Whereas ISC had cited “stress” on the present licensing mannequin as a motive for its choice to tug out of the NRL (code for the truth that ISC felt it was not promoting sufficient jerseys and merchandise to justify the sponsorship cash it was paying to the golf equipment) there had been no trace that they might additionally transfer on from the Maroons, who retain a spot as one of the crucial globally well-known rugby league groups.
As such, it’s not taken lengthy for Queensland to enroll a brand new blue-chip sponsor within the form of world sportswear model Puma. The German model has some pedigree with rugby league – followers will bear in mind the model supplying the NZ Warriors for a interval, and in addition made jerseys for England, Nice Britain and St Helens up north for a few years.
Followers gained’t have to attend too lengthy to see the primary fruits of this new partnership both, with the brand new Puma Queensland Marooons jersey because of launch in March.