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New All Black Jersey v Springbok – No it’s not slime green!


Written by Gwyn Pratley (Hertford Highlander)

Posted in :All Blacks, In the news, Springboks on 30 Jun 2011 at 01:33
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All Blacks.com report a new All Black jersey will be unvielled against the Springbok on 30 July 2011.

The new jersey, which has been designed and tested in conjunction with several senior All Blacks including captain Richie McCaw, will be unveiled for the first time when the All Blacks take the field against South Africa in their opening Investec Tri Nations match at Westpac Stadium, Wellington, on Saturday 30 July.

The new strip will mark the biggest changes – in technology and design – to the iconic All Blacks jersey in more than a decade.

The jersey design has been a well-guarded secret and all McCaw will say about the jersey is that “it is revolutionary and also respectful to the All Blacks’ long and proud history.”

“It’s not change for change’s sake. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to rugby and fans can rest assured that it still looks like a rugby jersey. It’s still an All Blacks jersey that you’re proud to hold up and proud to run out and wear,” he added.

The other players involved in the development of the jersey include Dan Carter, Andrew Hore, Brad Thorn, Conrad Smith, Mils Muliaina and Keven Mealamu.

All Blacks Manager Darren Shand, who was also involved in the development of the jersey, said: “The team are always keen to see new technological advances which help their performance and I think adidas have achieved that, which is great. The players were also mindful that they are the guardians of the jersey while they are wearing it, so took that responsibility very seriously in the new design which we think will add to the legacy.”

“It’s an awesome responsibility to be the designers and manufacturers of a jersey that dates back to 1884 and has become nothing less than a symbol of New Zealand,” says adidas Country Manager David Huggett.

“We are mindful that the people of New Zealand own the All Blacks jersey. Although there will be a visible difference in the All Blacks jersey this year, the change will be respectful to its 127-year legacy.

“The 2011 jersey will again raise the bar for both technology and design,” says David Huggett. “This year New Zealand rugby takes a big step into the international limelight, so it is fitting that the jersey should take a leap forward in its long evolution.”


18 Comments

  • Adidas. Love that brand.

  • Comment 1, posted at 30.06.11 01:37:31 by Ben Reply
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  • Who makes the Bok jerseys these days?

  • Comment 2, posted at 30.06.11 01:39:13 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 2) : Pass 😉

  • Comment 3, posted at 30.06.11 01:40:28 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 3) : You can’t! There is no one left to pass too! I need the answer from you. 🙂 😉

  • Comment 4, posted at 30.06.11 01:42:42 by Ben Reply
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  • Its Canterbury.

  • Comment 5, posted at 30.06.11 01:52:07 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben (Comment 4) :

    I passed it over the sideline, sometimes penalised for throwing the ball out – sometimes blamed on a winger cutting back inside. 😆 😆 😆

  • Comment 6, posted at 30.06.11 02:06:05 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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  • @Hertford Highlander (Comment 6) : Good thing your name isn’t Charl McLeod or Francois Steyn. Then you would never have passed at all! 😆

  • Comment 7, posted at 30.06.11 02:10:46 by Ben Reply
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  • @Ben – i thought it was China… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 30.06.11 08:43:25 by Caratacus Reply

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  • I have a feeling the fern will be prominent 😉

  • Comment 9, posted at 30.06.11 10:36:42 by mikey Reply

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  • @mikey:I feel the colour black will also be prominent 😀 🙂

  • Comment 10, posted at 30.06.11 15:09:59 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Hertford Highlander:if the pass is from a bok and winger was cutting inside-penalty to abs,aussies or whoever for deliberately throwing ball into touch 🙁 🙁

  • Comment 11, posted at 30.06.11 15:13:06 by bergshark Reply

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  • @Ben (Comment 2) : Oh C’moooooooon!!! Canterbury.

    Have you not seen all the verkramptes moaning because the Canterbury, RWC and SA Sport logos are on the chest and the Bok has to be on the left sleeve.

    Verkramptes like bad weather in tea cups.

    @Hertford Highlander (Comment 3) : You at least have an excuse 😉

  • Comment 12, posted at 30.06.11 16:40:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : I knew it was Canterbury but thought it would have changed by now. I don’t even own a Springbok jersey! Only 4 Sharks jerseys.

  • Comment 13, posted at 30.06.11 16:44:11 by Ben Reply
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  • @bergshark (Comment 10) : With some black on black maori designs!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 30.06.11 16:48:47 by Butchie34 Reply
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  • Ive always loved the All Black jersey, not that I want to be seen
    wearing one. Beautiful jerseys but should only be worn by Kiwis.

  • Comment 15, posted at 30.06.11 16:53:26 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • I wonder if the new All Black jersey has a loose collar to prevent choking?? hmmm

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.07.11 08:20:53 by SheldonK Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 16) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.07.11 08:32:13 by McLovin Reply

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  • @SheldonK (Comment 16) : Quality! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.07.11 08:43:02 by Hertford Highlander Reply
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