Super Rugby: Crusaders to unveil bold new away shirt, Highlanders return to brown


The Crusaders alternate jersey for 2022 features the Southern Alps in design.

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The Crusaders alternate jersey for 2022 features the Southern Alps in design.

New Super Rugby jerseys for 2022 will be unveiled on Monday, but clothing maker Adidas appears to have taken the plunge by revealing some of them on its UK website.

Hurricanes, Chiefs and Highlanders home jerseys are offered for sale in the UK and Ireland, as well as alternative jerseys for the Crusaders, Chiefs and Highlanders. No Blues design has been announced.

The Highlanders' alternate jersey should be warmly welcomed in Southland.

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The Highlanders’ alternate jersey should be warmly welcomed in Southland.

The Crusaders Alternate Jersey is a complete overhaul of this year’s version, with a depiction of the Southern Alps on the chest.

“Displaying a snow-capped version of the Southern Alps home shirt graphic, this Crusaders rugby jersey carries its unifying message to the outdoor courts,” the website said.

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“Created for the fans, it has a pique construction that is strong enough for game days and comfortable enough for all other days. Raglan sleeves free up your arms for breakthrough passes and frenzied celebrations.

The Highlanders, meanwhile, have returned to the future by reviving a brown jersey in a nod to the heritage of the Dunedin club.

After going through various shades of green in recent years, the return to brown should be particularly welcomed by Southland fans.

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“A Different Look, Same DNA This Highlanders away shirt shares inspiration from the ’90s home shirt. This time the inverted colors and sublimated graphics give it a whole new look,” the website said.

The Chiefs home and away jerseys are brightly colored, with the alternate jersey containing a mix of blue and purple on a white background, Adidas describing the design as “Inspired by a Maori saying, the design of this Chiefs away rugby jersey. . borrows the vibrant hues of pāua to tell the story of an indestructible bond ”.

Chefs, crossed in 2022

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Chefs, crossed in 2022

The jerseys continue to have an environmental message, encouraging the use of recycled plastic.

“This garment is made with a yarn that contains 50% Parley Ocean Plastic – redesigned plastic waste, intercepted on isolated islands, beaches, coastal communities and shores, preventing it from polluting our ocean. This garment contains at least 40% recycled content in total, ”the website said of each piece in the kit.

The jerseys were all on sale for £ 75 ($ 150).


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