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Back in black… or fade to grey?


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super 14 on 11 Jan 2010 at 14:10
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I’m confused about the new Sharks jersey.

We’ve only seen a few pictures of it so far. The first that emerged was on the Sharks cage site and seemed to indicate an all-black chest panel. Here’s John Smit wearing it:

Very soon afterwards, though, Smit himself posted a picture of the jersey on Twitter. Although his flash does weird things to it, it certainly doesn’t look as though the chest is pure black. In fact, it looks almost purple in this snap:

The latest image to emerge is from the official Reebok site and although this one is a mockup rather than a photograph, it would certainly seem to indicate that the jersey is more grey than black:

What do you guys think? I liked the jersey far more when I thought it was pure jet black. This fade to grey nonsense (apart from reminding me of a bad Ultravox song) makes it look like whoever designed it got carried away using textures in photoshop!

Here’s another one… Willem Alberts in the jersey. Again, though, only the upper chest can be seen.

Willem Alberts



77 Comments

  • i personally like the all black one, grey reminds me of one horrible day in may of 2007

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.01.10 14:16:40 by war1 Reply
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  • Went to shark cage couple of days ago. IT is mostly black and has light grey close to the bottom(around 2 thirds down), but it is definitely black that ends off with a tinge of grey. Looks allright. Maybe the grey will move well into the white shorts?

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.01.10 14:17:22 by JJR Reply
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  • @JJR (Comment 2) : so its more like the 2nd one?

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.01.10 14:19:31 by war1 Reply
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  • Easy – the picture where Johnboy is wearing is not taken south enough to show the delegate fade of black into “silver”… not GREY…that is why you guys shoudl leave discussing CLOTHES to the experts lik emyself.. :roll: ;-)

    I reckon this is a goo omen…”silverware” to come :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.01.10 14:22:24 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 3) : JA, just the grey starts slightly lower down.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.01.10 14:22:57 by JJR Reply
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  • Why the grey anyway? Where does that come from? Natal was always black & white.

  • Comment 6, posted at 11.01.10 14:23:08 by McLovin Reply

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  • Oh…thought it was all black. A lot of colours on our home strip…but we’ll see…

  • Comment 7, posted at 11.01.10 14:23:32 by blackshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 6) : apparently its the colour of a “real shark”

  • Comment 8, posted at 11.01.10 14:24:18 by war1 Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 4) : Like Aus who think they play in ‘gold’ when everyone can see it’s mustard yellow. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 9, posted at 11.01.10 14:24:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • as long as the grey doesn’t start as high as it does in the 3rd pic… that just looks silly

  • Comment 10, posted at 11.01.10 14:26:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @war1 (Comment 8) : What ever happened to ‘banana boys’? Then they can sommer use yellow too. :smile:

  • Comment 11, posted at 11.01.10 14:27:18 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 11) :

    OH F!! I rest my case.. :lol:

  • Comment 12, posted at 11.01.10 14:29:28 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • still got the f*cking plastic logos on it! bastards!

  • Comment 13, posted at 11.01.10 14:41:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • Pure black looks to much like that Black jersey that the Stormers achieved so MUCH :roll: success in over the years.

    I prefer the fade to grey version.

  • Comment 14, posted at 11.01.10 14:45:40 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) :

    Ja – dis shitty

  • Comment 15, posted at 11.01.10 14:46:18 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 10) : @JJR (Comment 5) : @robdylan (Comment 10) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 14) :

    S I L V E R

    Silver!SILVER!!!SILVER!!!! :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 11.01.10 14:49:48 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 16) : silver? :)

  • Comment 17, posted at 11.01.10 14:54:31 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 17) :

    ahhhhhhh..THANK YOU…eventua-fricken-ly.. :lol:

  • Comment 18, posted at 11.01.10 14:55:44 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 16) :

    Silver?????? You can refer to those grey hair that you are starting to get as silver, all you like but to some of us it will always be called grey. :razz:

    BTW I though very few people got bald AND grey. Seems I am one of the few. found my 1st grey hair the other day. :oops:

  • Comment 19, posted at 11.01.10 14:56:03 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 18) :

    He was asking a Question. :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 11.01.10 14:57:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : I have a lot of grey in my beard

  • Comment 21, posted at 11.01.10 15:00:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : @robdylan (Comment 21) : I have a few grey hairs since my twenties. Bald patch slowly getting bigger every year. And I have some ginger hair in my beard.

  • Comment 22, posted at 11.01.10 15:04:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 21) :

    Are you slow or something? Ice has told you a few times now, it is silver!!!!!!!!!!!! :razz: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 23, posted at 11.01.10 15:05:08 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) :

    I have a few hairs PERIOD. and now the one grey one is getting longer. :smile:

  • Comment 24, posted at 11.01.10 15:06:10 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) : oh yes – I get a lot of ginger too… mostly in my sidies

  • Comment 25, posted at 11.01.10 15:08:45 by robdylan Reply
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  • :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    I have not ONE grey hair – so no need to revert to calling GREY hair Silver…but for FS – that jersie is silver! :lol:

  • Comment 26, posted at 11.01.10 15:11:54 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • you guys make me feel young :mrgreen:

  • Comment 27, posted at 11.01.10 15:12:02 by war1 Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 24) : As long as it’s on your head. Once your pubes go grey, then you know you’re old. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 28, posted at 11.01.10 15:13:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @war1 (Comment 27) :

    Me too… ;-)

    @McLovin (Comment 28) :

    O gonna Piet…

  • Comment 29, posted at 11.01.10 15:15:20 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) :

    I better have a look. :wink:

    There is one on my chest as well. :oops:

  • Comment 30, posted at 11.01.10 15:17:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : now we’re really showing our age! the youngsters don’t even have pubes anymore! At the risk of straying even further into seriously dodgy territory.

  • Comment 31, posted at 11.01.10 15:17:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) : They don’t? :shock:

  • Comment 32, posted at 11.01.10 15:20:12 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 28) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 30) : @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    Consider yourselves warned… :cool:

  • Comment 33, posted at 11.01.10 15:20:35 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 13) : Plastic?

  • Comment 34, posted at 11.01.10 15:22:17 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 31) :

    Gives the phrase “male pattern baldness” a WHOLE new meaning. :razz: :oops:

  • Comment 35, posted at 11.01.10 15:23:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 34) : Look at the S14 logo on the Jersey Johnis wearing. it that plastic vynil crap instead of embroidery

  • Comment 36, posted at 11.01.10 15:24:59 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : Oh ja. I hate that shit. It melts when it is out to dry and then sticks to itself and gets torn apart when you try to fix it. At the cost these things come at I expect embroidered to be honest. :evil:

  • Comment 37, posted at 11.01.10 15:29:23 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 32) : I’ve heard that smooth is the new black. If you know what I mean. Not sure of the lads do it as well.
    @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 33) : sorry tannie :)

  • Comment 38, posted at 11.01.10 15:29:28 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 22) : Everytime I go to the barber for a shave they comment on how many greys I’ve got. :sad:

  • Comment 39, posted at 11.01.10 15:31:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 36) : check it out! Your legacy lives on!

    147. POPPA69 :
    January 11th, 2010 at 1:46 pm
    as for maori heritage, best one checks out a certain Victor matfield, whose Grandmother I believe was maori…

    Msh, those four centres you named have islander bloodlines… if youre talking maori backs of yesteryear, then names like Glen Jackson, Steven Pokere are a few fine examples

  • Comment 40, posted at 11.01.10 15:31:46 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : :shock:

  • Comment 41, posted at 11.01.10 15:32:17 by war1 Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 37) : that’s EXACTLY what happened to mine

  • Comment 42, posted at 11.01.10 15:32:35 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Nee wat, I’m way to hairy (and lazy) to be bothered with such vanity. If I shave mine it will probably look like a hole in a hedge.

    Might see if I can shave the Stormers logo in there. :wink:

  • Comment 43, posted at 11.01.10 15:33:05 by McLovin Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 39) : A shave? Your face or downstairs?

  • Comment 44, posted at 11.01.10 15:33:54 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : Not good enough. :evil:

  • Comment 45, posted at 11.01.10 15:37:38 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 44) : You know I actually reworded that post three times to avoid that kind of talk and yet you STILL managed to take it to the gutter. :razz:

  • Comment 46, posted at 11.01.10 15:38:29 by klempie Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 43) : PLEASE no pictures. EVER!!! :)

  • Comment 47, posted at 11.01.10 15:40:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • How in the world did this conversation go from a rugby jersey to the colour of pubes :shock:

  • Comment 48, posted at 11.01.10 15:41:12 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 44) : I tried downstairs once. Never again! :oops:

  • Comment 49, posted at 11.01.10 15:42:54 by klempie Reply

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  • Somebody please mail me once the site starts talking rugby again.

  • Comment 50, posted at 11.01.10 15:44:24 by Pokkel (Rugby's over, back to fishing) Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) : :lol: I reckon you’re safe.

  • Comment 51, posted at 11.01.10 15:46:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 50) : :lol:

  • Comment 52, posted at 11.01.10 15:47:37 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 47) :

    While you are busy talking kak – I have a scoop…but no access yet… :roll:

    ;-)

  • Comment 53, posted at 11.01.10 15:55:52 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • :shock: :shock:

  • Comment 54, posted at 11.01.10 16:01:36 by wpw Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 49) : Why? Where you trying out for a part in a ‘movie’?

  • Comment 55, posted at 11.01.10 16:01:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • Where = were

  • Comment 56, posted at 11.01.10 16:05:50 by McLovin Reply

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  • @One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) (Comment 53) : check your mail

  • Comment 57, posted at 11.01.10 16:10:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 48) : I have the answer. McLovin!

  • Comment 58, posted at 11.01.10 16:11:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 55) : Nope. I just didn’t want to die wondering. :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 59, posted at 11.01.10 16:12:06 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 57) :

    Received and replied

  • Comment 60, posted at 11.01.10 16:14:11 by One-eyed Ice (Sailing the seas of 2010 with the Sharks) Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Rugby’s over, back to fishing) (Comment 50) : ok, let’s talk about the Sharks again. How good (or bad) are we going to be this year?

  • Comment 61, posted at 11.01.10 16:17:32 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 61) : I’m only really worried about no 10. Other than that we’ve got a fantastic team.

  • Comment 62, posted at 11.01.10 16:20:38 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 62) : my issues are all to do with coaching and mental preparation…

  • Comment 63, posted at 11.01.10 16:22:53 by robdylan Reply
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  • @klempie (Comment 59) : I think that’s one mystery about myself I’ll leave unsolved. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 64, posted at 11.01.10 16:25:00 by McLovin Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 63) : I’m also concerned about the quality of the Stormers this year. I think they will be in the final 4. :(

  • Comment 65, posted at 11.01.10 16:32:09 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 65) : nope – I don’t. Their tight five started to retreat RAPIDLY last year once Jack left. They will lack Luke’s leadership and direction as well. As much blood and guts as Schalk brings to the team, he doesn’t have the rugby brain necessary to steer that team to silverware. Also, Bryan and Mossie are far more capable deputies than they are out-and-out leaders.

  • Comment 66, posted at 11.01.10 16:47:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 40) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 67, posted at 11.01.10 17:40:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 67) : you must be so proud

  • Comment 68, posted at 11.01.10 17:41:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 68) : Not really, the guys name is a little more than disappointing. :lol:

  • Comment 69, posted at 11.01.10 17:45:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • hey – howcome John’s jersey doesn’t have the “Mr Price” logo on the collar like the other ones?

  • Comment 70, posted at 11.01.10 17:46:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 70) : neither does Vic’s…. hey, you don’t think the players jerseys are all black and the supporters ones black and grey?

  • Comment 71, posted at 11.01.10 17:48:13 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 71) :

    Vic? Please don’t tell me Willem Alberts’ nickname is Vic? :oops:

  • Comment 72, posted at 11.01.10 17:51:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 72) : I’m afraid it is

  • Comment 73, posted at 11.01.10 18:09:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) : Why?? :shock:

  • Comment 74, posted at 11.01.10 18:39:13 by klempie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 73) :

    Shame and I actually liked the guy.

    Can you see me posting a VIC YOU BEAUTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! comment when he scores a try. :oops:

  • Comment 75, posted at 11.01.10 18:42:58 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 75) : you can call him willem :)

  • Comment 76, posted at 11.01.10 19:03:30 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 76) :

    I have it al lined up already.

    Willem Alberts will become WA.

    WAAAAAAA did you see that try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 77, posted at 12.01.10 04:58:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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