Canberra - Australian Super Rugby franchise, the Brumbies,
have revealed their 2016 Super Rugby jersey.
The home strip is a brand new design and unlike anything the
Brumbies have worn over the past 20 seasons.
Predominantly blue in colour, the jersey has gold strips
down the side of the torso and under the arms.
Brumbies Chief Executive, Michael Jones, says the new
playing strip represents a new era for the club.
“It’s very different,” Jones told the Brumbies’ official
“We are a club with a more than 20-year history and over
those two decades our jersey hasn’t changed all that much - this year it will,”
“We have worked very closely with our official apparel
partner, Classic, and sought the input of the playing group, to come up with a
unique design that we are excited to reveal to Brumbies fans.
“We understand while this design is a change, there is
plenty of history in the Brumbies jersey and we pay respect to that history
with this design.”
Inside the collar is a printed message that reads: “A proud
history. A passion for excellence.”
The new jersey contains a three-stripe pattern that runs
diagonally across the front and back - a nod to the previous design of golden
stripes across the middle.
The Brumbies players have been given their first look at the
new playing strip and are thrilled with the design.
“I think it’s a good representation of where we are at as a
club,” said lock Blake Enever after trying the jersey on for the first
“It’s gone away from the more traditional look of the three
stripes and the white,” centre Nigel Ah Wong said.
“It fits very well, and will suit the big boys, who like to
show their muscles a bit.
“Looking forward to wearing it next season.”
No 8 Ita Vaea said he is looking forward to running
onto GIO Stadium for the season’s opening match on February 26 wearing the
“It’s good, something different compared to the last couple
of years,” Vaea said.
“Not really what I expected, I’m very surprised but I really
The players say the new jersey is lighter than previous
“It feels like a very light t-shirt,” Ah Wong said.
The players will wear the new jersey in their first trial
match of 2016 against the Waratahs in Wagga Wagga on February 6.
New Brumbies jersey (www.brumbies.com.au)