A RUGBY team is sporting new kit thanks to a new sponsorship deal.

Women's rugby team Darlington Mowden Park Sharks will be wearing shirts sponsored by Latimer Hinks Solicitors for the 2018/19 season.

The team currently fields nine internationally capped players, including Tamara Taylor currently playing for England in the 6 Nations, ex-England Captain Katy Daley-McLean, current Scotland Captain Lisa Martin and England player La Toya Mason.

Anne Elliott, chief executive of Latimer Hinks Solicitors, said: “It’s great to see so many women and girls getting involved in the sport, and I know that they have a really talented team, so we are looking forward to seeing the Latimer Hinks logo on the pitch."

Justin Loveridge, head of programme at the club, said: “We’re looking forward to working with them to help develop the Sharks into a beacon for women’s rugby in the North East of England.”

Darlington Mowden Park Sharks Ladies Rugby Football Club is a women's rugby union club which plays in the Women's Premiership with its home games at the Northern Echo Arena, the largest rugby-specific stadium in England outside of Twickenham.