We received a press release from the Sharks this morning, confirming the availability of the new official Super Rugby home and away jerseys.
We shared the first pictures of the new jerseys about a month ago and I think it’s fair to say that the response has been favourable, with many fans rushing out to buy replicas at the Sharks Cage, Sneakers and other outlets. The design concept behind the jerseys was to retain the traditional black and white colours now synonymous with the Sharks, but to introduce some fresh elements, such as the radiating pattern of lines which represents the Sun rising over the East coast.
“We are delighted with the new look for the 2011 season,” said Alastair McArthur, chairman of Sharks sponsor Mr. Price. “As title sponsor of The Sharks, and as a leading fashion retailer, the jersey’s modern, fresh look embraces the latest in sport design trends. This, coupled with the technical properties, and research that has gone into specially manufacturing this jersey, makes The Sharks the stand-out team of the year. We are proud to be associated with them and wish them all the best for the Super Rugby season ahead”.
“It was a collaboration between Mr. Price, The Sharks and manufacturers, Reebok,” added Sharks CEO Briyan van Zyl. “This ensured that all the latest product technology and new design features have been incorporated in the match kit. Ultimately our aim was to create a jersey that allowed the players to perform at their best. To do this, we had to incorporate a number of technical features to enhance player performance which makes it easier for players to wear and move in, as well as ensuring comfortability and a body hugging fit.”
The Sharks will wear the black home jerseys for all home games, and the white away jersey for all away games, provided there is no clash with the opposing teams colours. This implies that the Sharks will wear their black jerseys for the away game against the Cheetahs, but should be in white for the remaining 7 away fixtures.Tweet