Brumbies to sport special jerseys
Canberra - The Brumbies have launched this year’s ANZAC Commemorative jersey for Sunday’s Super Rugby match-up against the Crusaders at GIO Stadium.
To pay their respects to Australian Defence Forces, the Brumbies strip will feature a blue and grey camouflage print on the front and back of the jersey.
Brumbies co-captain Christian Lealiifano said the ANZAC match is a great reminder that there is more to life than rugby.
“It’s a privilege every time you put a Brumbies jersey on and when you’re wearing a jersey like this, to commemorate something that has an even bigger meaning such as ANZAC Day, it puts things in perspective,” Lealiifano told the Brumbies’ official website.
“It allows you to really acknowledge just how lucky we are for the sacrifices others have made.
“ANZAC Day means a lot to so many people in Australia and New Zealand so to be able to pull a rugby jersey on and play a match that is dedicated to that is very special.
”General Manager of Commercial Operations, Simon Chester, said he was excited to be offering Brumbies fans an opportunity to take home a part of the club’s history.
“This is the third year in a row we have played a New Zealand rival at GIO Stadium in the last weekend of April to commemorate the service of the men and women of our defence forces,” Chester said.
“We are pleased to have such a firm link there again this year with our April 24 ANZAC clash with the Crusaders.
“Canberra is always the heartbeat of Anzac Day celebrations so it’s nice for the Brumbies to have a tangible link through the jersey.”
The 23 match-day worn jerseys will be auctioned at the conclusion of the game with a percentage of proceeds raised going to support legacy.
The Brumbies have won the previous two ANZAC edition matches played at GIO Stadium (41-23 v Chiefs 2014, 31-18 v Highlanders 2015).