A range of Nike clothing, footwear and equipment will be used by Saracens rugby club next season.

The rugby union side has agreed a deal with the sportswear giant that will see its players stepping out on to the field wearing Nike from next season.

Marc van Pappelendam, vice-president and general manager at Nike UK and Ireland, said: "Nike has always been about inspiring athletes and creating the world's best sports products and as the official sportswear partner of Saracens, we will provide the team with the very latest and most innovative apparel, footwear and equipment."

He added he was excited to welcome the club to the Nike family.

Nike is also heavily involved in sponsoring teams and players at this summer's football World Cup in South Africa.

The brand may well be hoping the likes of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo enjoy a successful tournament and inspire people around the globe to wear Nike.