New All Blacks jersey un­veiled

Fiji Sun - - Sport -

Wellington: The All Blacks might cause a bit of a stir with their new away jersey, re­vealed yes­ter­day by adi­das rugby ahead of the highly an­tic­i­pated final North­ern Tour match against France. Mov­ing away from tra­di­tional de­signs, the new-look jersey is a stark con­trast from its all-black home coun­ter­part. The AIG logo still ap­pears promi­nently next to the slanted adi­das and All Blacks lo­gos.

Iron­i­cally, the pro­mo­tional im­age for the jer­seys fea­tures Sam Cane and Malakai Fek­i­toa - both cited for foul play dur­ing the Ire­land win on Sun­day which may see them miss the very game they are due to wear the jersey.

In re­gards to de­sign, se­nior di­rec­tor of adi­das Rugby, Si­mon Cartwright, said: “We know that this dy­namic, new jersey de­sign will get fans talk­ing. “The All Blacks are the most cre­ative team in world rugby, and what we have de­signed is an al­ter­nate jersey that we think matches that cre­ativ­ity, in ap­pear­ance and tech­nol­ogy.

“The re­sult is a strik­ing, new de­sign in­spired by the team’s cre­ativ­ity and their dy­namic style of play.”

– NZ Herald

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