Bok's RWC jersey unveiled

2011-06-29 09:28

Cape Town - Canterbury and the South African Rugby Union have launched their revolutionary new jersey that will be worn by Peter de Villiers’s men at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand later this year.

The shirt, which incorporates gold detailing and iconic victory dates on the right arm, features the new Loop 21 collar design and latest fabric technology, providing South Africa with the best possible on-field support and making it the strongest jersey that Canterbury have ever produced. As reigning world champions, the Springboks are equipped with the latest technological advancements to support their quest to retain glory.

The construction of the jersey and fabric positioning improve player’s ability to evade tackles and provide position support to enhance movement.

Chris Stephenson, Canterbury CEO, commented: “The new kit is our most sophisticated to date and as always, we have relished the challenge to release a tougher yet lighter jersey that will be showcased at this year’s Rugby World Cup.  We are proud to be associated with South Africa throughout the Rugby World Cup and it is our privilege to support them in the best way we can, with what we believe is the best jersey a player can wear. We look forward to seeing them in action in New Zealand later this year.”

Jurie Roux, CEO of SARU, said: “The Springboks were extensively involved in the design of the jersey and in its testing and assessment of its epical features and they were more than happy with the outcome. A rugby jersey is one of the key tools of a player’s trade and having one that works to give them that fractional advantage on the field is another way of maximising their ability to perform.”

Fans have their opportunity to purchase the RWC 2011 jersey from as well as selected retailers. This also includes the new national jersey featuring the new Springboks sponsor, ABSA.


  • jk - 2011-06-29 09:04

    looks like davis hasselhof's gay v-nek shirt..

      Skubbe - 2011-06-29 10:02

      Have to agree. This looks like a t-shirt. Lose the golden lines, add a proper collar and move the bok to the chest!!! Canterbury would have won my respect if they opted to move their logo to the sleeve instead. The Springbok emblem has much more history than all three front logos combined!

      Skubbe - 2011-06-29 10:03

      Have to agree. This looks like a t-shirt. Lose the golden lines, add a proper collar and move the bok to the chest!!! Canterbury would have won my respect if they opted to move their logo to the sleeve instead. The Springbok emblem has much more history than all three front logos combined!

      MrMojoRising - 2011-06-29 10:11

      Whats wrong with V-Necks? I only wear V-Necks, otherwise it feels like someone is choking you all day. . .

      jk - 2011-06-29 10:21

      mrmojo-vnek for when you going to your local pub maybe-not to beat the all blacks

      Grey B - 2011-06-29 10:26

      At first sight, yes doe look a tad feminine. Ha, ha. Pity about the bok being on the sleeve though. Where is the sponser?

      rugby_guru - 2011-06-29 10:28

      I''m guessing the high neck will make it harder to grab onto the jersy when running, as it isn't so loosely open ? Could be wrong...

      Grey B - 2011-06-29 10:31

      at least in is not round like a polo neck!

      Peter - 2011-06-29 11:32

      For the record, RWC demands that there be no sponsors logo on the jersey, therefore ABSA lost out, and also the Springbok had to be moved to the sleeve in terms of a RWC instruction.It was not a SA Rugby move, nor a government move....all do to with organisers of RWC.....

      SuperCooper - 2011-06-29 13:27

      @Skubbe... its not our choice, its a IRB rule u twat. do u really think the Boks would do that by themself?

      NickArmstron - 2011-06-29 14:15

      BOYCOTT the jersey!! If you want the Bok emblem removed - buy it - if you support the Springbok emblem - DO NOT buy it! Simple: 'Vote' with your wallet/purse... The PC scum have removed the Bok from the jersey - then let them manufacture an over-supply - and no-one buys it! Lol! They cannot 'force' us to accept that rubbish - so, please - if you support the Bok - do NOT buy this rubbish. Wear the jersey you currently have - or buy a new one with the Bok on the chest - ONLY. :)

      Matt - 2011-06-29 15:48

      @ NickArmstron - or, just buy it at China City or on the side of the street - you can have the latest Bok shirt AND boycott SARFU

      NickArmstron - 2011-06-29 16:11

      @ Matt - so long as you are talking about buying a Bok jersey/shirt - whatever - with the Bok on the chest. It's that simple folks - just DON'T buy any merchandise with the Bok on the sleeve. Simple - show the rubbishes how you feel - with your wallet/purse... They force-feed us their rubbish - we do NOT have to buy it. It's YOUR money - spend it wisely... Wear your current Bok jersey (it's absolutely fine - you're still showing your support) - if it's torn or you want to get a new one/ a gift for someone etc - then - ONLY get something with the Bok on the chest. If you're a Bok supporter and you purchase this cr@p - then you're as guilty, through your purchase, of indirect complicity - should the emblem ever disappear - or the politicians bring it up for debate again... Simply don't buy it. Simple.

      Mikus - 2011-06-29 17:37

      I'm relieved, no motivation for old Luke to throw up all over this one - shoo...

      Chuck - 2011-06-29 19:29

      This was the plan back in 2008, the part where the changes were in the process of being introduced slowly so that you become accustomed to it. A move intended to lull people into getting used to the Protea, slowly diminishing the Bok logo's prominence with the ultimate aim of eventually dropping it altogether. After a while, when they finally give the Springbok emblem the chop, you won't feel so aggrieved. Who can remember the name of the national cricket team before they became the Proteas? WE'VE BEEN SCAMMED!!! Wear your SPRINGBOK regalia and PROTEST at all matches. No messing with the Bok!!

      cuz - 2011-06-29 19:40

      What is it about the poor Springbok that makes so many people angry? Maybe because they are the only ones with NOT ONE BUT TWO WORLD CUPS? Do you really think if they replace the Bok with an insipid Protea, previously disadvantaged youth will suddenly come streaming into the game shouting “Free at last, free at last” or do you really think it will make Coca-Cola Park a safer, more pleasant place to visit. The ANC should spend a little less time worrying about embroidery and concentrate more on bringing law and order into the land.

      Denise - 2011-06-29 21:07

      Not only has the Bok emblem moved to the left sleeve but it is half the size of the Protea emblem. The fact that the Springbok logo is barely noticeable on the sleave is a bit rough to say the least. Imagine Englands Rose being chucked to the side of their jersey?

  • jk - 2011-06-29 09:05

    or david hasselhof's ga vnek shirt...

  • MB1810 - 2011-06-29 09:05

    Nice Jersey, but I miss the Springbok on the chest...

      Mojojo - 2011-06-29 09:13

      This is just for the World Cup. The Springbok will be there for the Tri Nations and will be back after the world Cup. The Wallaby has also been relegated to the left sleeve of the Australian Jersey. So its not just us.

      Bellakanoose - 2011-06-29 09:31

      Whats important is that right sleeve... 1995 and 2007... makes me proud! COME ON THE BOKKE!

      Johann - 2011-06-29 09:31

      I agree about the "missing" Springbok, it is not lekker man!! The Protea should have gone there. Bok will be back on the chest though after RWC, it had to make room for the ALL IMPORTANT RWC logo!!

      Martin - 2011-06-29 09:42


      MB1810 - 2011-06-29 09:50

      I'm just scared that moving the Springbok to the sleeve now (even if it is just for the RWC), might pave the way for the future. There have been parties trying to get rid of the Springbok emblem for a very long time and this just feels like it might be the first step. I have nothing against the Protea, but we have won 2 world cups post apartheid under the Springbok and it does have a rich culture attached to it. Losing it would be a shame.

      Thor - 2011-06-29 10:07

      I for one will never buy or wear a jersey without the springbok on the chest.

      Mojojo - 2011-06-29 10:10

      MB1810 I would not be worried about this being a first step. This is a move by the IRB because of their self importance, not by those parties who have been trying to get rid of the Springbok. So, no political motive at all.

      darren - 2011-06-29 11:29

      The springbok should be over the heart and jumping in the opposite direction

      king-louie - 2011-06-29 21:20

      The ANC have been trying to get rid of the Springbok as the South African rugby emblem for years - they, sniff, sniff, associate it with Apartheid (I'm not even going to go there today). Well, they've bided their time and are using the upcoming rugby World Cup in New Zealand to get rid of and move it to the sleeve so they can put the stupid Protea logo over the players heart, in place of the Springbok. The Springbok emblem is a legend in the world of Rugby Union - it is idolised and everyone wants to beat a Springbok - not a bloody Protea. As usual, the useless ANC has shown what a bunch of wankers they are - they couldn't even work out that if they put the stupid Protea emblem on the sleeve they could leave the Springbok where it belongs - that takes too much sense and brains. I wonder if the All Blacks remove their "emblem" and put it on the sleeve like the SA clowns. Let's see what happens after the bet is that it'll stay on the sleeve, for a while, and then slowly disappear, just like democracy in South Africa. The jersey looks KAK.

      Mojojo - 2011-06-30 13:38

      King Louie. You are clearly not the brightest ape in the jungle. The New Zealand fern does not move because it is the national emblem of ALL Sports codes in New Zealand. The Springbok AND the Wallaby have to move because THEY ARE NOT THE NATIONAL EMBLEMS of the sporting federations in their countries. SO it is the IRB that want the Springbok and the Wallaby on the Sleeve not our government who, as stupid and incompetent as they are, are proving to be a little brighter than people on the forum blaming this issue on the ANC.

      Nilo - 2011-06-30 14:20

      @Mojojo - Where is the English rose? Lucky for the British that they can choose their emblem and it is not forced on them by the government.

  • Gilgamesh - 2011-06-29 09:07

    Nice jersey, going to have to hit the gym before I buy one.

      Andrew - 2011-06-29 09:13

      Ja what about those nice old loose cloth ones we played in at school. At least those would go a long way to hiding the ravages of time. Canterbury should make a special supporters jersey, but tapered the other way, you know small under the armpit and big over the beer receptacle.

  • GHT - 2011-06-29 09:09

    It better not be a template design again!! It was crap that SA, the Aussies, Scotland, Ireland and pretty much everybody else sponsored by Canterbury played with the same kit, just with different colours. We are the World Champions and surely we should get a sponsor that would custom design our kit to be the best and look the best. Like the partnership between adidas and the Kiwi's!

      Alistair Goble - 2011-06-29 09:21

      GHT - there is a big difference between our jerseys and all others - we have two world cups on the right sleeve!! (Ok so the Aussies do too...)

  • The_Fox - 2011-06-29 09:11

    Not bad - just a pity about the Bok emblem.

      Ripley - 2011-06-29 14:44

      The bok represents all colours - white chest, brown back, black poephol....

  • will294 - 2011-06-29 09:11

    Everyone should boycott them until the springbok is put in its rightful place on the left chest in place of the protea - 2011-06-29 10:00

      well you do that....i for one support my team irrespective of where the logo is.

      MrMojoRising - 2011-06-29 10:13

      Ag just get over it already man. They will still be known as the Springboks.

      Mojojo - 2011-06-29 10:17

      will294 you are a bit misguided, and frankly you need to escape the cave you are living in. The world and SA has moved on. As much as I love the Springboks, the fact of the matter is that they are one of many sporting teams representing SA. I support all SA sport codes, the Cricket team, Rugby team, I even kept an eye out for how our Hockey ladies were doing. The compromise with the Springbok on the right is perfect. ALL South African sports teams should wear the national logo of our Sports federation over their hearts. However, the Springbok is important to SA Rugby and their fans, and should also appear, and therefore on the right hand side. As my post said earlier, the Aussies are in the same boat, with their national emblem over the heart and the wallaby on the right hand side. All Blacks are different cos the white fern is their national emblem.

      Thor - 2011-06-29 10:18

      I'm with you. Moving the springbok is a gradual plan to get rid of it. This is done without taking into account what the majority of supporters want. I'm not sure I want to support a team being used as a political tool and we need to send a message that we will not support political interverance in sport. Race targets are bad enough - 2011-06-29 10:31

      @thor...stop being so paranoid. if you can't help it then go and support another team. frankly with fickle supporters like yourself the boks don't need you as a supporter.

      Koos - 2011-06-29 11:15

      ai people,.... wake up.... boycott canterbury, not the boks!!

      Thor - 2011-06-29 11:25

      Paranoid I think not. Maybe its time you get your head out your arse. Also what exactly made you think I will support another team. I will never support a team other than the springboks even if/when I have to move to aus one day. In other words I will not support any team then. The fact is the SA team without the springboks is no longer the bokke. So who then is the true supporter. If you want to be loyol to political sport fine, but in truth the boks don't need suporters like you then. Look at cricket sa as a prime example of what will happen to rugby.

      diode - 2011-06-29 11:42

      will294 u'r right i hope they maje a huge loss in selling these jerseys untill they put back the bok on its rightfull place, politics should stay out of rugby and please explain to us how the spriongbok represents apartheid if it was introduced in 1907 as where apartheid started in the 1940's??? i will where my old springbok jersey to support them with the bok on my heart, because for this world cup i'll wear my heart on my sleeve and will therefore voice my opinion. - 2011-06-29 13:05

      PARANOID.............get help!!!

      Daffy - 2011-06-29 13:46


      Chuck - 2011-06-29 16:47

      Sometimes you have to wonder if the ANC wants racial reconciliation or whether it wants to prod the tiger to see how far it can go before the tiger retaliates. ANC political meddling in sport and the racist buffoon sports munista, Komphela think they can just order the emblem to go and it shall be done. There are lines that cannot be crossed and the Springbok emblem is one of them. You can change the national flag, you can even rename streets, towns and sites but mess with the Bok image and name, and you cross the line.

  • John - 2011-06-29 09:12

    I'll hold over on buying one when the Springbok is back on the chest.

      Observer - 2011-06-29 09:17

      On the Canterbury site you'll see there's another jersey (with the Absa logo) - on that one, the Bok emblem is on the chest

      Mojojo - 2011-06-29 10:19

      No need to wait, the Tri Nations Jersey is out, and its similar to above except the Springbok instead of the IRB logo. Its expensive though. Not sure about who is selling them, but I fitted one at Total Sport.

  • H&P - 2011-06-29 09:12

    I would swap the Protea and the Springbok around

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-29 09:22

      Or move it to the middle, and move that emblem to the shoulder, but I like the jersey!

      lerm1 - 2011-06-29 09:24

      I agree with u 100%

      will294 - 2011-06-29 09:59

      Lets start a move to do just that - let them know what we think ! Why wasn't the protea put on the sleeve - 2011-06-29 10:37

      @will294...let me spell it out to you...the protea is the south african sports federation emblem...ALL NATIONAL TEAMS have it. the bok logo is for rugby only. its is ONLY on the sleeve for the world cup because of wc rules. there may only be 3 logos on front. protea because sa rugby is part of sa sports federation and is the national emblem, the cantebury logo cos they are sponsers and wc logo(obvious). after wc the bok emblem goes back to the right cos it is sa rugby emblem. got lets move on and support the boks in the wc

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-29 10:42 - fair comment, but why is a sponsor more important than the Bok? Surely if their emblem was on the arm it would be fine. The rest I agree with, no problem. - 2011-06-29 10:49

      @graeme...i don't think the bok emblem pays the bills. its the only logical explanation i can give. canterbury want full exposure for their moola :)

      GraemeBB - 2011-06-29 16:51

      Then put it above the number on the back! Thats all the camera will see when we are on the attack any way.

  • lerm1 - 2011-06-29 09:22

    I think its a nice looking jersey but i dont think i will buy myself one because the springbok are on the sleeve and not on the hart as it is surpose to be.Is this maybe the start of working out the springbok??!

      will294 - 2011-06-29 09:50

      You are quite right - I think that the powers that be think that we are stupid - they are moving it off the jersey by degrees thinking that it wont be noticed. They just don't know what a powerful emotional symbol the springbok is - to those supporters who have grown up with it. If we all boycott purchasing one maybe they will take notice. Otherwise take a springbok logo off an old jersey and pin it over the protea as a form of protest

  • Anneleen - 2011-06-29 09:25

    ...Dressed for success!!! Please just hold on to the Springbok-emblem...!!!

      jk - 2011-06-29 10:22

      agree, its like buying a volkswagen without the badge..

      Anneleen - 2011-06-29 10:34

      Goeiemore JK! Goed gese...die kenteken moet terug waar dit hoort!

  • PMG - 2011-06-29 09:34


  • Ingletor - 2011-06-29 09:40

    No Springbok jersey should EVER have the 'Bok on the sleeve. I'm never ever buying this jersey and I hope that it is their worst selling jersey in history.

  • Sgt. Major - 2011-06-29 09:42

    Just asking - isn't the springbok supposed to be jumping from left to right... it's facing the wrong way. Hopefully after removing it from the chest, they'll at least use the correct springbok emblem!

      vinchainsaw - 2011-06-29 16:18

      That changed many, many years ago, possibly as far back as a decade ago.

  • GT - 2011-06-29 09:45

    How are props supposed to bind on that leotard?

      Andrew - 2011-06-29 09:56

      Don't worry about that, you now get penalised before to attempt to bind. But a valid point you make.

  • Lida - 2011-06-29 09:46

    I agree with Johan. It looks like the ANC slowly but surely get their way in letting the Springbok disappear. This is one jersey I will not buy. I will wear the 2007 one. What is happening to rugby. Is it sport or politics????????

      will294 - 2011-06-29 10:01

      Ask our new rulers

      Mojojo - 2011-06-29 10:27

      Come on guys. Build a bridge and get over it. Everything is not political or a conspiracy. This is a move by the IRB. Thats it. We will not loose our Springbok. I am not an ANC supporter, in fact I don't do politics, but it seems that it clouds most people here. Leave it be. Lets start getting worried if the Springbok debate comes up again. But it does seem as if it is settled. We have moved on, but a few white people on this site are doing exactly what ANCYL is doing out there, and that is keeping us back in the past and creating conflict. The Springboks are the Springboks, finished and klaar, and they always will be. Lets just get behind the boys and help them do their best.

      Maori - 2011-06-29 12:12

      Nice try Mojojo, you will never get them to move on. Cling to what they believe represent them. Prefer the old rulers.

      jacques.geurtse - 2011-06-30 17:06

      @Mojojo and @Maori: "The Bok World Cup jersey has a maximum of three logos that are allowed on the front of a team jersey at IRB World Cup events – a nation’s national emblem (on the left breast); the event mark (right breast) and the logo of the apparel sponsor (centre)".......................PLEASE tell me who decided the Bok gets to move to the sleeve then? IRB or SARU & Government? Our rugby national emblem is the Bok and not the Protea. The public had no say in changing to this Protea, no ANC,DA or any other party's voters had any say in this. Have you taken the time to find out who owns the rights to this Protea? Not the public or the government. Some private company that has ties with the government. Do some research as to why the Bafana jersey was so expensive last year, it was all because of the rights fees owed to the owners of the Protea emblem. We can either fall for this nonsense or we can boycott the jersey. I WON"T BUY THIS!!

  • Martin - 2011-06-29 09:46


  • JJRR - 2011-06-29 09:47

    Bok Emblem wrong place!!

      AndyShark - 2011-06-29 17:11

      Sue the IRB ...

  • Ondier - 2011-06-29 09:48

    you see the little stubs on the chest? Thats a new velcro design. They will be attaching their baskets to the chest just incase they forgot how to catch a ball. They will afterall need to increase their ball catching skills, playing against Dan Carter.

  • GedorieHans - 2011-06-29 09:51

    Die vere maak nie die voël nie!!! When Butch shoulder someone now they will have a bok emblem imprinted on their chest!!!

      Twoplusthree - 2011-06-29 11:57

      n voël het nie vere nie. LOL

      GedorieHans - 2011-06-29 14:07

      ook weer waar, hahaha!

  • jochem - 2011-06-29 09:51

    Only whities playing for the Boks? BIG mistake in the ad!!!

  • 2nd coming - 2011-06-29 09:53

    Good thinking putting the "RUGBY" under the protea, one wouldn't be able to identify it as a rugby jersey otherwise?

  • facmp - 2011-06-29 09:54

    I went to the Canterbury shop last week and paid R299 for an old style jersey which has the Springbok where it belongs rather than pay R1500 for the new jersey where the Springbok is on the sleeve. Its a no-brainer

  • DesertConvert - 2011-06-29 09:55

    Sheesh, but you people are set in your ways. The Protea is the 'new' national sports emblem, to be used on all national uniforms. The Boks will always be the Boks...this is not ruled by whether the Bok emblem is on the chest or the sleeve. Is this REALLY such a concern in your lives?? Don't you have more important things to worry about?

      facmp - 2011-06-29 10:20

      Actually right at this moment this is the most important thing I have to worry about. Especially as it is not in my nature to just bend over and get shafted. We dont always have to just accept everything.

      cuz - 2011-06-29 21:02

      Don't SARU and the ANC have more important things to worry about - so why spend so much time moving the emblem AGAIN! STILL! WHATEVER!

  • David Van Huffel - 2011-06-29 09:59

    Why is the protea on the chest ,instead of the springbok??,the springbok should be on the chest and the South Africa flag on the sleeve... DON'T GET POLITICS INVOLVED IN SPORT!!!

      Grey B - 2011-06-29 10:33

      David, I'm with you, but the rules state that only the official country's emblem are allowed on the front. Unfortunately it is the protea. :(

      Ross - 2011-06-29 13:27

      @ Grey B fair point, but is the All Black badge with the feather their national sport symbol? cos its only on their rugby jersey. If it is their national badge then i stand corrected cos im not 100% sure it is, but I am not behind this protea nonsense. If the IRB wants the official sports emblem, not its rugby governing body's then we going to have to take this crap for the WC and then hopefully revert to the Springbok for all future tests but still think we had the choice between this and the Springbok and the politics then got involved

      Grey B - 2011-06-29 15:30

      Ross, I agree, the national symbol for rugby should be the bok, that is it.

  • di - 2011-06-29 10:00

    They should've put the protea on the sleeve and the Springbok on the chest where it belongs. Is this the beginning of the slippery slide to ride the Bok emblem? Do they think we won't notice if it's ostensibly done in a subtle fashion?

      di - 2011-06-29 10:03

      sorry meant to say "rid" not ride

  • di - 2011-06-29 10:01

    sorry typo there. meant to say "rid of Bok emblem"

  • Shaun Cassisa - 2011-06-29 10:02


  • darren - 2011-06-29 10:04

    I will never wear a springbok jersey without the springbok over the heart

  • Stephen - 2011-06-29 10:05

    What a disgrace. The springbok should on the front not the sleeve. I hope nobody buys it so that they learn a lesson.

  • darren - 2011-06-29 10:06

    I will never wear a bok jersey without the springbok over the heart

  • Barry - 2011-06-29 10:08

    VERY dissappointed about the position of the Springbok logo, but at the end of the day it is about how each players sees a SPRINGBOK!!! Go Bokke. Play your hearts out....

  • xander bronkhorst - 2011-06-29 10:14

    I don't like the new bok t-shirt, when they launching the real thing? This got to be a joke!

  • GE247 - 2011-06-29 10:15

    *sob* look at that tiny marginalised springbok

  • Rodrick Ewing - 2011-06-29 10:17

    The Springbok IS the SA Rugby emblem Why was the Protea not put on the sleeve. As stated on this thread we have 2 post apartheid World Cup titles to our name. The Springbok emblem can no longer be seen as a sign of oppression It brought alot of unity in 1995 and again in 2007. It is the only "team emblem" that has produced world cup success to our country Surely this should be seen as a positive for our country. It is really time we move on as a country & start acting like a democratic country and a nation that sees no race differences. Although I believe the actual citizens of this country are prepared to move on it is just these IDIOT POLITICIANS that hold this country to ransom bringing up the past to fill their own pockets

  • worried - 2011-06-29 10:17

    Yip, I think we can finally say that the biggest game are being played off the field in offices and in parliament. Why change something that's been working so well, and uniting a nation. These jerseys remind me of a leotard or something one will wear when going surfing. It's seems to be getting "soft". Can we please see the knickers/g-strings that will go with it! I am still a proud supporter anyway! Go Boks

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      Fats - 2011-06-29 11:25

      Could'nt agree more!!

  • rory.eliot - 2011-06-29 10:19

    the springbok logo is seen as an emblem that represents apartheid... it might have been back then, but now it's an emblem that represents world champions! lets get real about the issues of this country, ANC internal fighting, Malema's racist and sexist attitude, corruption, joblessness etc... not the image of a little springbok!

  • viwetundube - 2011-06-29 10:24

    It's IRB rules that the MAIN logo (in this case the Protea because it is our main logo for all of our national sports), the Kit sponsor and the IRB logo be visible on the front of the jersey. The Springbok will move back to it's original position once the World Cup is over and if people don't like it, then buy the normal jersey with the ABSA emblazoned in the front. So please people, let's get our facts straight before we start harpooning people for doing something that they were forced to do? I'd definitely buy this jersey, because I'm a Springbok supporter and that's what should count first and foremost!

      Ondier - 2011-06-29 15:39

      so when the world cup is over it will move back to the left, (its original position) replacing that ugly protea?

  • Shorts1 - 2011-06-29 10:27

    To live happily in South Africa these days, one must continue to be willing to accept comprises in the broader interests of all concerned, provided that one is not having to give in to things that are illegal, immoral, anti-social, a threat to personal freedom of expression & association, insulting to the beliefs of others, degrading and generally otherwise unacceptable. There is an expression in English that refers to good, solid, committed, hard working, decent individuals who are said to ' wear their hearts on their sleeves '. To me, when I see the Springbok emblem on the sleeve closest to the heart, this saying becomes totally relevant. I think the jersey looks great, thankfully there is no @BS@ logo, and I agree totally with the comment posted by Andrew suggesting a differently tapered design for us older, beer loving supporters.

  • Cobus - 2011-06-29 10:29

    I dont really care where the BOK Emblem sits...aslong as we win!!! BOKKE MOET WEN!!!!

  • Grey B - 2011-06-29 10:36

    Where are those idoits Maori & Kok & friends. Did they finaly realise they are traters and dont have a right to comment? Could it be they are on their way to NZ? Let us hope they have a change of hart and stand behind OUR (meaning all) boys.

      Maori - 2011-06-29 11:47

      Grey B, we do not think the debate relating to an oppresive symbol deserves any input. We will never be associated with a symbol that does not represent the people of the land. You treasure it as it will disappear in due course from the rugby scene

      Andrew - 2011-06-29 12:24

      Why is the Springbok oppressive? It is the culmination of a joke by Paul Roos with the English press in 1906 and I quote. “ ...No uniforms or blazers had been provided... That night I spoke to Roos and Carolin and pointed out that the witty London Press would invent some funny name for us if we did not invent one ourselves. We thereupon agreed to call ourselves Springboks and to tell Pressmen that we desired to be so named. I remember this distinctly, for Paul (Roos) reminded us that "Springbokken" was the correct plural. However the Daily Mail, after our first practice, called us the Springboks and the name stuck. I at once ordered the dark green, gold-edged blazers..." So the English named us the Springbok, in 1906, in a tour that was meant to promore reconcilaition between the English and the Boers after the boer war and you call it oppressive. You are a grade a prick, that engages the mouth before the brain. Perhaps there is insufficient brain to stop the mouth spouting off.

      Kok - 2011-06-29 14:06

      We have the right to choose on which articles we comment.

      Grey B - 2011-06-29 15:22

      Maori, you where here previously. Comments deleted? Ask January, Aplon, De Jongh, Jantjes, Habana, etc, etc etc if they perceive the bok emblem to be "oppresive". The answer wil be NO! They are heroes of rugby, South african rugby and i know of no-one that will "oppress" them. They deserve to be there on merit and they have worked hard to be a bok and are VERY proud to be one! They have let go of the past an are much better of as a result. STOP living in the past and move forward.

      Ondier - 2011-06-29 15:50

      Thanks for that quote Andrew. what an awsome history SA rugby has. Cant help but be proud.

  • Nintendo - 2011-06-29 10:36

    lets face it rugby has more following and affinity from most south africans of all walks than cricket,

  • Gerrit - 2011-06-29 10:39

    Looks like #$%# !!!! Bok Emblem on the Left Sleeve is a recepie for desaster. I'll rather whare my old Bok Jersey Thank You!!!

      gekko - 2011-06-29 11:26

      You seriously need a few spelling lessons.

      Ondier - 2011-06-29 15:59

      @Gekko- None of us could care less.... But thanks for your stupid braindead comment, smiply because you had nothing else to say. We recognise your existence, useless as you may be....

  • Fats - 2011-06-29 10:41

    Will be fun to see people holding their sleeves while singing the national anthem

  • Judicator Enclave - 2011-06-29 10:41

    Nice cricket jersey they have...oh wait it says rugby beneath the protea? I thought the protea was for cricket? Maybe they are just reminding us about South Africa's choke in cricket and would want the Springboks to work against history repeating itself. Reading through the other comments, anyone who says the Springbok is a symbol of Apartheid is psychotic. Ffs, grow up! Stop looking with your eyes! Look with your soul and realize that beneath the outer layer, is a person! A human being with hopes and dreams, fears and anexieties...learn to respect differences and don't call every little difference as being racist

  • Paul Main - 2011-06-29 10:42

    Bye Bye Springbok - Bye Bye

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  • Delboy - 2011-06-29 10:51

    I agree, a very nice shirt, however I will be wearing my old bok shirt with the Springbok placed in its correct place. Go Bokke!!!!!!!!!

  • murray.ortlepp - 2011-06-29 10:52

    Just a pity that because the RWC logo is on the chest the Bok has to move to the arm. Also a huge pity it is the worst fitting piece of clothing on the planet! I tried on the supporters jersey and could barely lower my arms because the openings are size XS on a L jersey. Definitely not worth the R600+ they are ripping us off for in store