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Sharks Super Rugby 2016 jerseys – first pics


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 3 Dec 2015 at 18:18
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Courtesy of the Sharks on Twitter. Feast your eyes!

The three jerseys were launched at an event at Kings Park this evening. The black strip is the home strip and there are two away strips, one in white and one in cherry, a new colour from a Sharks perspective. What do you think? I LOOOOVE all three.

According to the Sharks website, “the design of the jerseys is culturally inspired and based on the five pillars of The Sharks brand, which is [sic] Innovation, Courage, Passion, Unity and Perseverance.”

The new jerseys will be available nationwide from tomorrow (Friday 4 December).

All iamges credit The Cell C Sharks.



53 Comments

  • That kit, I like it.

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.12.15 18:21:36 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 1) : Would have gone for slightly smaller white/black sections on the sides….but that is literally the worst I can say about it :D

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.12.15 18:22:51 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Absolutely love this jersey! I’m definitely getting one in each colour!

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.12.15 18:23:31 by Sharksmad - The Blog's Dudette Reply

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  • @Sharksmad – The Blog’s Dudette (Comment 3) : Zuckerberg, is that really you?

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.12.15 18:29:42 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Not bad. Just one question. What the heck is Nosa?

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.12.15 18:33:59 by Ben Reply
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  • The cherry shirts don’t work with the black shorts in my opinion. The cherry/white/black contrast is just a little too much. Think it’ll look amazing with the white shorts. Like the kits otherwise. A little more fun and out there.

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.12.15 18:34:19 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 5) : They do occupational health and safety (my father-in-law consults for them on occasion). Subsidiary of MICROMega.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.12.15 18:36:22 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Hope they are making some that will fit Giant. :)

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.12.15 18:36:36 by Ben Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 7) : Thanks!

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.12.15 18:37:25 by Ben Reply
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  • @vanmartin (Comment 6) : Okay, having a look again, the black shorts actually don’t completely blend with the black shirts either. They seem to be different shades. I think that’s what’s bothering me.

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.12.15 18:38:42 by vanmartin Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 2) : I missed this comment but I agree with that.

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.12.15 18:40:17 by vanmartin Reply
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  • Are those tyre tracks on the jerseys? :-)

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.12.15 18:41:06 by Blue Centurion Reply

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  • One thing I am curious about, not complaining just curious. So far out of 9 or so clubs we have had by far and away the biggest event for revealing the jersey, why?

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.12.15 18:45:28 by Seth101 Reply
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  • @Blue Centurion (Comment 12) : Designs inspired by Zulu art.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.12.15 18:46:28 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Nit picks, I don’t like the stars under NOSA, stars on sports jerseys usually indicate tournament victories. I don’t liveth super sport sign in the Sharks name. And I think the colour on each side is slightly big. Really small nit picks and other than that I really like them.

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.12.15 18:49:40 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Love it, especially the Zulu inspired artwork!

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.12.15 19:06:34 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 13) : Why not?

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.12.15 19:17:40 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • I sooooo miss the – dwars wit streep – on the jersey.

    Agge nee !!!

    The reverse black stripe across the white ….would also be awesome.

    Heheheheeee and who is the fatty in the cherry jersey ……..?

    Shame ………….

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.12.15 19:22:06 by The Brand Reply

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  • Rob …….. Something aside …………… Well done on speed of download of Sharksworld.

    I have very VERY linited download-speed available ………………. And SharksWorld is most definitely one of THE fastest !!!

    Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am looking forard of following the Sharks …..delayed ……via SharksWorld !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.12.15 19:27:56 by The Brand Reply

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  • Won’t say I love it but it is definitely interesting and diffrent

  • Comment 20, posted at 03.12.15 19:33:10 by BR Reply
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  • Why is there 2 away jerseys

  • Comment 21, posted at 03.12.15 19:36:02 by BR Reply
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  • It might grow on me…certain parts of it I like – certain parts I’m not so fond of….a modern interpretation of the Zulu art would have gone a long way in stylising the jersey (that is a very linear interpretation).

    Oh well.

  • Comment 22, posted at 03.12.15 20:04:11 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • @The Brand (Comment 19) : don’t thank me…. thank the fact that I use CloudFlare in front of the site.

  • Comment 23, posted at 03.12.15 20:21:11 by robdylan Reply
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  • All in all I like…the black one is my favourite…striking…

  • Comment 24, posted at 03.12.15 20:51:13 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Love all three. Great.

  • Comment 25, posted at 03.12.15 21:20:53 by GreatSharksays Reply

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  • You cannot please everyone. But I am pleased. In future I’d like to see even more adventurous designs and less PR talk from the union about the “5 pillars” of the Sharks represented in the jersey. Who buys this marketing gibberish?

  • Comment 26, posted at 03.12.15 21:36:14 by Gold_Must_Go Reply

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  • And maybe a colour not already catered for. Whilst I like the cherry tone, red is pretty common. Along with blue and black and white.

  • Comment 27, posted at 03.12.15 21:37:44 by Gold_Must_Go Reply

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  • @Gold_Must_Go (Comment 27) : that’s what I loved so much about the ‘Landers away jersey. Nobody else in Super Rugby has a green strip. I wonder why not

  • Comment 28, posted at 03.12.15 21:43:43 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Gold_Must_Go (Comment 26) : must say, I’m also not really getting the “5-pillars” lark. Would be nice if they explained exactly how those pillars translate to what’s on the jersey.

  • Comment 29, posted at 03.12.15 21:44:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nice jerseys but not sure about the red one. It almost looks like a practice jersey, I personally would have chosen a grey jersey with red highlights.

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.12.15 00:56:19 by JD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 28) : just like pink I do not think lots of teams historicaly picked green jerseys so most teams stay within their team colours as fan will riot if you change their team colours. Can’t you remember the outcry when they first decided to go green?

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.12.15 01:03:11 by JD Reply
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  • I dig it. Going to pick up a red one, seeing as I’ve got 3 black and 2 white ones currently.

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.12.15 05:14:46 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • I want the red one. Collectors item.

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.12.15 07:26:17 by coolfusion Reply

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  • So the Lions have gone with black and sharks have gone with red? What is this world coming to? What’s next, the cheetahs with Blue?

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.12.15 07:28:53 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 34) : Strangely all SA SR teams have black away jerseys. Exept us of course. Conspiracy I tell you

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.12.15 07:41:28 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 29) : Hey the marketing company must come up with crap like that to justify their bill.

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.12.15 07:42:16 by Dragnipur Reply
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  • @Dragnipur (Comment 35) : Except the kings. They will have to go to salvation army for their new shirts. May they can get the bulls “fuchsia” kit from a while back and some permanent markers for retrofitting?

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.12.15 07:45:14 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @coolfusion (Comment 37) : no need to be mean! I’m sure they will have nice kit seeing that SARU will be paying for it!! :twisted:

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.12.15 08:09:55 by JD Reply
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  • Niiiccceeee, now for the Shark logo to evolve.

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.12.15 08:52:06 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Seth101 (Comment 15) : Those stars are part of the NOSA logo so they are going no where. As Van says, they are occupational / environmental health and safety boffins. They offer courses but also grade industry on safety etc. The aim is to get those 5 stars as the pinnacle of having an environmentally and occupational healthy safe, environment at the work place. Lets hope they are going to be rating, and improving, the Sharks on the field of play.

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.12.15 09:12:20 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • @Salmonoid the Subtle (Comment 40) : I assumed they were a logo, still don’t like it.

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.12.15 09:37:11 by Seth101 Reply
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  • I like it. Just hope they match the colour tone of the shorts to their respective jersey colours.

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.12.15 09:54:31 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Looking at the jersey from the back (not pictured here) I see traditional Zulu clay beer pots.

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.12.15 10:45:17 by Salmonoid the Subtle Reply
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  • Not a fan..compared to the other teams it’s really not great..Rather disappointed as I was keen to buy one tomorrow at the Jozi launch tomorrow

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.12.15 11:07:06 by Esmo Reply

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  • @Esmo (Comment 44) : What, why?

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.12.15 11:33:23 by Seth101 Reply
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  • Love all three jerseys.

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.12.15 12:16:09 by Bump Reply

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  • The zig zag patterns don’t do it for me!

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.12.15 13:08:17 by Esmo Reply

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  • @JD (Comment 38) : Yup. The designers are also centrally contracted.

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.12.15 15:34:16 by coolfusion Reply

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  • @Esmo (Comment 47) : Looks like they found shapes from MS Word 3.0. So bad.

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.12.15 15:38:55 by RockDogg Reply

     
  • Well, the shirts will take a bit of getting used to…very busy, like those heineken cup teams but with the Sharks jerseys havbing far less colour. A shed load of sponsors; that also detracts from it in my view. I wonder if the designers tested what it looks like on TV in motion…of course, the jerseys will mean very little if the heart is not there. We will have to wait until mid-competition to find that out. I’m glad most of you blokes are gung-ho about them, but speaking personally I will wait to see if we can have a first date and a meal (a few games to see how it looks and whether it seems to mean anything).

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.12.15 16:24:38 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • And seeing PSDT in that new stormers jersey just hurts…ouch

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.12.15 16:26:47 by SeanJeff Reply
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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 51) : got to agree.

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.12.15 17:16:19 by Esmo Reply

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  • @SeanJeff (Comment 51) : *sigh*

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.12.15 17:20:03 by pastorshark Reply
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