The Springbok jersey for next year’s British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa has been revealed.
It boasts a vintage colourway and special commemorative 3D logo, among other features.
MUCH-ANTICIPATED 3-TEST SERIES
The world champions will don a unique commemorative jersey when they face the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in three Tests on home turf next year in the much-anticipated series.
“Lions tours come around only every 12 years, so we thought it appropriate to create a jersey that is indisputably unique,” said Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO.
“It will be worn by the team on only three occasions and we wanted to make it memorable and special for the players and hopefully this unique rendering of Springbok green – in conjunction with the badge – will do exactly that.”
The 2021 tour will be 14th time the British & Irish Lions have visited South Africa.
Apart from the colourway, the new jersey retains the classic gold collar and features an enlarged crest – much like on rugby jerseys of old – detailed by a 3D logo as seen on many Champions League football club kits.
The new jersey will also carry the logo of MTN, who have been proud partners of the Springboks for more than three years.
TOUR WILL BEGIN IN CAPE TOWN
The series begins on Saturday, July 3, 2021 when the Lions face the Stormers in Cape Town.
Three weeks later the new jersey will be worn for the first time by the Springboks at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.
The commemorative Springbok jersey for the 2021 series against the British & Irish Lions will be available to supporters from December 11, 2020 at Sportsman’s Warehouse, TotalSports, Sneakers and The Cross Trainer, as well as online at takealot.com and the SA Rugby Shop.