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New Bok jersey is ABSA-lutely terrific


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 3 Feb 2011 at 16:58
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Well, it was hardly a big secret, but banking giant ABSA was duly announced as the premier sponsor of the Springboks – and all other things SA Rugby – at a lavish launch today.

ABSA replaces SASOL as the Boks’ headline sponsor, in a deal that will see their logo emblazon SA Rugby jerseys at all levels for the next five years.

Here’s a nice pic, courtesy SA Rugby, showing the new Bok and Blitzbok jersey design.


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  • take note, DHL… you don’t absolutely HAVE to insist on having your own colours on the jersey if they don’t match…

  • Comment 1, posted at 03.02.11 17:04:00 by robdylan Reply
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  • I am no photo expert…but it does not seem like PdV and Hoskins were there in the flesh…just looks like they took a pic with those life size poster things!??! PdV looks a bit taller than he should too… 😉

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.02.11 17:10:35 by Hmmm Reply

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  • Well done on the colour coding Absa.Dhl,not so much

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.02.11 17:11:47 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • @Hmmm (Comment 2) : I don’t think it’s that… I think it’s more that they’ve airbrushed the living daylights out of the photo… The whole thing looks a little “off”

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.02.11 17:14:09 by robdylan Reply
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  • Phobar – photoshopped beyond all recognition

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.02.11 17:17:39 by Clayton(PJLD) Reply
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  • Koonos to you guys at absa! Thanks for leaving the sharks, got our stadium name back again!

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.02.11 17:19:48 by Ben Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : 😆 True. The retouching looks like it was done by someone who just finished learning about the healing brush tool in his Photoshop 101 class.

  • Comment 7, posted at 03.02.11 17:21:38 by rhineshark Reply
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  • I just think the absa logo is a tad bigger than I’d want it to be. But good on them for adapting the colour.

  • Comment 8, posted at 03.02.11 17:30:37 by Jeremiser Reply
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  • @Clayton(PJLD) (Comment 5) : like 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 03.02.11 17:32:20 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rhineshark (Comment 7) : check Neil Powell…. the oke looks like a cartoon!

  • Comment 10, posted at 03.02.11 17:33:16 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Jeremiser (Comment 8) : I agree its beauty simplified, the ABSA logo is a tad to big but I can look past that.

  • Comment 11, posted at 03.02.11 17:34:34 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • Could do without the absa doodle bit. Makes it look a bit too busy imo.

  • Comment 12, posted at 03.02.11 17:35:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 11) : gots to pay dem bills… dose boys sure eat a lot!

  • Comment 13, posted at 03.02.11 17:47:55 by robdylan Reply
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  • Makes John Smit look thin.

  • Comment 14, posted at 03.02.11 17:48:18 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 14) : Haha, I was going to say the opposite, it makes him look like he has not lost any weight from last year, he seems to be sucking his gut in. 😉 :mrgreen:

  • Comment 15, posted at 03.02.11 17:53:10 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • Pleasantly surprised at how good it actually looks! Was expecting far worse.

  • Comment 16, posted at 03.02.11 18:29:08 by Crock Reply

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  • How will the RWC jersey differ? RWC logo on right breast and Springbok to left sleeve with no other changes?

  • Comment 17, posted at 03.02.11 18:30:53 by Dancing Bear Reply
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  • That could actually be the last time Smit wears the Bok jersey. With any luck.

  • Comment 18, posted at 03.02.11 18:33:10 by Speed7 Reply

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  • @Speed7 (Comment 18) : hey hey hey..no dissing the captain…

  • Comment 19, posted at 03.02.11 18:43:36 by shaniboi Reply

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  • Saw some video footage of the event. PdV is nowhere to be seen. It doesnt mean he wasnt there though 😈

  • Comment 20, posted at 04.02.11 06:41:25 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Dancing Bear (Comment 17) : the rwc jersey won’t have the ABSA logo at all..

  • Comment 21, posted at 04.02.11 06:46:12 by Megatron Reply

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  • @Megatron (Comment 21) : And the Springbok will be on the shoulder 🙂

  • Comment 22, posted at 04.02.11 07:06:55 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 22) : on the @ss!

  • Comment 23, posted at 04.02.11 07:29:39 by Megatron Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Haha, that’s what I thought. Imagine how kak the jersey would’ve looked with a red and white ABSA sign in the middle.

    Of course, after having pulled the knife out our back at the end of last year, I’m not too keen on ABSA being the Bok sponsor.

  • Comment 24, posted at 04.02.11 08:02:34 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 25) : stop being touchy. think about all the money over the years they invested (thus helping) in Kings Park.
    Granted finish was not the greatest but really no need to cry, it’s professional era.

  • Comment 25, posted at 04.02.11 09:00:49 by rekinek Reply
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  • the collar on the shirt has also changed

  • Comment 26, posted at 04.02.11 13:46:25 by mikey Reply

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  • I’ve had to remove some comments from this thread. I really don’t give a toss about it if a lot of you have problems with ABSA, but I’m buggered if I’m going to provide a forum for you to air them. If you have a problem with ABSA, go talk to them directly and leave Sharksworld out of it.

    Thanks

  • Comment 27, posted at 04.02.11 13:50:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 25) : Not being touchy at all. I believe ABSA was a great sponsor for a long time. I’m probably wrong but I believe it went all the way back to somewhere around 1998, so 12 years is a long time but the way they ended it left a sour taste in the mouth.

    Admittedly they wanted to sponsor a bigger fish in the Springboks. But it’s a new year and the past is the past (as the Stormers and Weer Probeer would have you believe) 😉

  • Comment 28, posted at 04.02.11 13:55:47 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 28) : and transgressing provincial boundaries..

    I’ve always been wondering whether they are die-hard supporters who want buy sth because the firm sponsors opponent’s teams.

  • Comment 29, posted at 04.02.11 14:04:48 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 29) : I’d consider myself a die-hard supporter but if sponsorships came into it, I’d chop and change my cellphone with all the different sponsorships floating around.

    Remember that Vodacom also dumped both the Stormers and the Cheetahs at the end of last year and are only sponsoring the Bulls (on a team scale). That’s why the Stormers have that abomination of a jersey for the next three years and the Cheetahs are considering sponsorship by Frikkie’s Slaghuis.

  • Comment 30, posted at 04.02.11 14:10:26 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @Butchie34 (Comment 30) : not sure whether I understood you. would you or would you not change?

    i felt that Vodacom was really stretched when it came to the rugga sponsorship. Plus at some stage their marketing depertment must have realised that we got what we wanted out of the deal and moved onto other pastures.

  • Comment 31, posted at 04.02.11 14:15:08 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 31) : Was trying to say that I wouldn’t change.

    Vodacom was basically sponsoring everything which couldn’t have been healthy (for their bottomline).

  • Comment 32, posted at 04.02.11 14:17:11 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 27) :
    Couldnt be any of mine – I have had a long standing policy not to utter their name (unless necessary).

  • Comment 33, posted at 04.02.11 14:19:19 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 33) : it wasn’t.

  • Comment 34, posted at 04.02.11 14:24:29 by robdylan Reply
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  • i saw a person in a new jersey already (she was definately supporter not a player) 😀

  • Comment 35, posted at 04.02.11 14:26:14 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 35) : Made in Fong Kong 😯

  • Comment 36, posted at 04.02.11 14:30:38 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 36) : looked like a real thing. absa was already giving away some as corporate gifts so I thought they would hit the shelves asap.

  • Comment 37, posted at 04.02.11 14:36:05 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 35) : 😆
    Have you got yours yet?

  • Comment 38, posted at 04.02.11 14:40:17 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 36) : I found you an icon. Happy? 🙂

  • Comment 39, posted at 04.02.11 14:40:48 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : 😳 I thought we were talking about the Sharks jersey.

  • Comment 40, posted at 04.02.11 14:42:37 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : i did ❗ even a poor sod like me gets lucky sometimes 😀

  • Comment 41, posted at 04.02.11 14:44:08 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 38) : @Salmonoid (Comment 40) : then no 😥

  • Comment 42, posted at 04.02.11 14:45:16 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 39) : Very 😛

  • Comment 43, posted at 04.02.11 14:48:58 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 42) : ❓ does that mean you have the Bok jersey but not the Sharks jersey?

  • Comment 44, posted at 04.02.11 15:01:06 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 43) : what did you write and when and why I could not read it 😯

  • Comment 45, posted at 04.02.11 15:40:43 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 44) : yes, and now that you said it that way – it does look a bit fishy 😕

  • Comment 46, posted at 04.02.11 15:41:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 46) : Especially because my 😳 was because I know you are a Sharks supporter but was not sure about the Boks. You can always dye the green one black if you feel bad.

  • Comment 47, posted at 04.02.11 15:45:14 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 45) : It was more like copy & paste and unsuccessful at that 😳 but I’ll get a decent one someday.

  • Comment 48, posted at 04.02.11 15:49:05 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 47) : considering lack of my national representation at this level I thought I would stick with Bokke 😀 especially that they have sharks in.

    But the Sharks are by far the favourites. ❗

  • Comment 49, posted at 04.02.11 15:54:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 48) : will watch this space 😉

  • Comment 50, posted at 04.02.11 15:55:13 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 49) : 😎

  • Comment 51, posted at 04.02.11 16:20:51 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • gee this jersey i don’t like it looks like it got court up in the jik along with the white clothes 👿

    now thw one Captain is wearing that is much better :mrgreen:

  • Comment 52, posted at 04.02.11 17:23:34 by chaz Reply

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  • Now i wonder what red and green would look like 😳

  • Comment 53, posted at 04.02.11 17:24:51 by chaz Reply

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  • @chaz (Comment 52) : I agree with you… the 7s jersey looks odd

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