Cape Town - The Stormers have launched their new home and
away kit for the upcoming 2016 Super Rugby season, both of which retain the
proud heritage of Western Province Rugby.
The new Stormers home jersey will continue to feature the
signature look of WP Rugby - hoops - but the heights of the striping across the
jersey have changed slightly.
The most notable changes, however, can be seen in the new
away jersey. The Disa-inspired red away jersey celebrates the rich history of
WP Rugby where the Stormers franchise originates from.
Commenting on the away jersey, Adrian de Souza, head of
rugby at adidas South Africa, said: “adidas, together with Western Province
Rugby, designed the new jersey so that the Stormers faithful and more
importantly the players, can take a part of the Western Cape with them
everywhere they go.”
Western Province Rugby CEO Rob Wagner told the Stormers’
official website: “We believe that the contemporary new look of both the home
and away jerseys will inspire the team to winning ways in 2016, but, more
importantly, speak to our fans.
“The away jersey is an exciting take on our rich history,
which incorporates the red of the Disa, which represents the pride, heritage
and diversity of our union and teams. We are proud to retain an element of our
history in our new designs.”
Technology elements incorporated in both jerseys include
climacool, ensuring that through ventilation panels in key parts of the jersey,
including across the back and under the arms, air flow keeps the body cool
The new home jersey will make its debut at Newlands on
Saturday, February 27 against the Bulls at the start of the 2016 Super Rugby
- The new
home and away jerseys are available from Thursday, December 10 at adidas
performance stores, sports retailers countrywide as well as on the adidas ecomm
site, www.adidas.co.za at a recommended retail price of R749 (TBC). Womens and
childrens jerseys will also be available at a RRP of R649.
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