The five New Zealand Super Rugby teams have released their new jerseys for the upcoming 2011 tournament.
As is usually the case with the kiwis, we can see a very uniform approach to the jerseys, with a common sponsor (BNZ) for all of the five sides. It’s a pretty clear indicator that New Zealand’s approach to Super Rugby is a far more centralised, “top down” kind of thing, with the national union controlling and coordinating things on behalf of the franchises. Chalk and cheese when you look at the more chaotic “dog eat dog” approach favoured in South Africa.
Here are the five home jerseys, courtesy of www.champions.co.nz. If you fancy buying any of the strips, click on the image to take you to the product purchase page on their website.