SALE Sharks have revealed their new kits ahead of the 2018/19 premiership rugby season, with a bold red away jersey sporting the iconic shark design.

It's the first time in history that the Sale Shark has taken pride of place across both strips. The club said it will serve as a warning to their premiership rugby rivals that the Sharks are hungry for success and on the hunt for silverware this season.

A club spokesman said: "Putting on these shirts brings a different kind of animal to our game. As well as our iconic navy, we’ve brought a vibrant red to the team, which underpins our attacking prowess and reinforces our killer instincts as we go on the hunt into enemy territory."

The new kits are designed by English brand Samurai Sportswear, in consultation with the players and coaches.

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The new shirts include an integrated collar, GPS pouch, bicep sculpted sleeves, anti-pinch underarms and sculpted side-seam panelling.

Mark Cueto MBE, Sale Sharks commercial director, said: "The club are now in the 5th year of our partnership with Samurai Sportswear and this years kit is the best design we have had to date.

"Its the first time we have incorporated the ‘Sale Shark’ onto our kit in full and the quality of service from Samurai’s design and manufacturing teams has been second to none.

"As an ex-player myself, I appreciate the quality and sophistication of the materials used by Samurai and the feedback from our squad has been great.

"I'm sure the lads will be looking to do the new designs justice in the upcoming Gallagher premiership campaign."

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Sale Sharks open their premiership campaign away to Harlequins on September 1.

Samurai Sportswear and Sale Sharks have worked alongside one another to develop the very highest quality of match kits.

The new shirts include anti-pinch underarms and diverted side-seam panelling, making it difficult for the opposition players to pull down the Sharks.

The Sharks will travel to Harlequins in their season opener at 3pm on Saturday, September 1.

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