Ahead of the upcoming Test series against France, Asics has unveiled the brand-new Springbok jersey that the South African team will be donning for the upcoming season.
The jersey, which will be available to the public on 1 June, is the culmination of several months of hard work by scientists at the Asics Institute of Sport Science in Kobe, Japan, in collaboration with the SA Rugby and the Springboks.
The design represents a traditional look and feel with a modern touch. The green chest and back area has a scattering of mini springboks spread across the surface for added detail and the gold collar adds a touch of class to round off a classic rugby jersey.
The match jerseys feature a tight fit with minimum underarm seams for maximum comfort as well as a traditional rugby collar with modern quick release snap closure. The body and neckline seams have reinforced taped constructions for optimum strength when it comes to how the jersey stretches and snaps back to its original position.
“The new jersey by ASICS is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and offers the team an added advantage by playing in their most technologically advanced jersey yet,” said SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux.
“On top of that it is going to be great to see the Springbok supporters getting behind the team in their new jersey during the season.
“It is a meticulously designed and engineered jersey to give the Springboks the blend of comfort and performance to give them the edge on the field. Every detail is designed to benefit the wearer’s performance.”
Springbok prop and Asics ambassador Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira said: “The new jersey looks amazing and I can’t wait to play in it. It looks simple yet stylish and with the tight fit and grippers it is technically brilliant as well.”
The all-new Asics Springbok supporters’ jersey will be available in leading sport retail stores from the 1 June 2017 for a RRP of R750.