Hackett to dress Lions on 2021 tour of South Africa
Hackett, the UK fashion brand, has today been presented as a new partner of the British and Irish Lions rugby union team, ahead of the team's next tour, to South Africa, in 2021.
As the official premium outfitter of the Lions, Hackett will provide suits and other formal wear to the players and executive board members, and roll out limited edition products for sale in selected retail stores, over the next two years.
The deal was announced on the same day that Warren Gatland (pictured) was confirmed as head coach of the Lions for the tour of South Africa in July 2021.
Gatland, presently also the coach of Wales, led the Lions to a series win in Australia in 2013 and the draw in his homeland New Zealand two years ago.
Hackett is also a sponsor of Spanish LaLiga soccer club Valencia, Formula 1 team Racing Point F1 and UK rowing’s Henley Royal Regatta.