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2023 TROPICAL 7S MATCH BALL AND INITIAL MERCHANDISE LINES RELEASED: Innovative rugby supplier International Try Zone (ITZ) will once again be partnering with the TROPICAL 7s as the exclusive Official Rugby Apparel & Equipment Partner for the 2023 TROPICAL 7s to take place over 7th and 8th April in Tampa, Florida, USA.

ITZ and TROPICAL 7s have developed an apparel line that reflects the tournament's connections with Tampa's culture and 'pirate' heritage. ITZ will again be selling tournament merchandise and rugby supplies directly at the event as well as continuing to to supply customized team kits for this year's participating teams - see the bottom of this post to view ITZ's 2023 TEAM KIT OFFER!

The 2023 Tropical 7s merchandise product line is expected to feature the following items:

  • Tropical 7s rugby ball

  • Tropical 7s T-shirts - various designs and colours available

  • Tropical 7s rugby jerseys

  • Tropical 7s singlets

  • Tropical 7s hoodies

  • Tropical 7s hats (caps, vizors)

  • Various miscellaneous items e.g. key chains, lanyards etc

ITZ will also be selling Official Match balls, complete with a refreshed design for 2023, from their concession at the tournament. Balls are available for pre-purchase at $25 a ball and are available for pick-up only directly at the tournament (sorry - no shipping). Balls can be pre-purchased in advance HERE.

“We are thrilled to be partnering again with ITZ who have been with the tournament from the very beginning. They understand the Tropical 7s 'brand' and have a deep understanding of the rugby apparel market here in the US," said TROPICAL 7s Executive Director John Siner. “Our return to Tampa provides a great opportunity to develop our apparel lines with new designs that reflects our location for the event here in Tampa."

“We are excited to be returning to Tropical 7s for our 6th year as official merchandiser and equipment partner for the Tropical 7s, ” said ITZ Director Mark Andrade. “We continue to expand our merchandise offerings to teams and spectators with both on-site sales and can also take orders for customized team kits for teams playing at this year's event. The Tropical 7s tournament is a great partnership for our brand, because we feel it really is the premier 7s tournament in North America and such an amazing experience.”

ITZ is an American company formed by business professionals involved in rugby to help grown the game in a way that is respected and professional. Centered around Laws 1-6 of the Game, ITZ strives to meet all the needs for the rugby community via quality products developed by a team of experienced rugby people and a focus on customer service and delivery. Already a supplier to a host of different clubs and schools, ITZ continues to expand its business and grow its brand internationally.

The ITZ team boasts over 60 combined years involvement in rugby from playing, coaching and administering and have developed a keen understanding of the rugby customer’s needs including custom kits, team wear, referee wear and rugby equipment. More information on ITZ and the great work they are doing in rugby is found at



Note: All orders including signed off artwork need to be placed by 1st March 2023 to guarantee delivery before the tournament.

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