The New Zealand All Blacks adidas 2009/10 alternate rugby jersey (or kit if you prefer) has hit the streets in North America. According to adidas, the new white jersey:
…includes a white collar and New Zealand’s national symbol, the silver fern, on the left breast in black. For the first time ever, both the black and white kits will feature an integrated fern pattern across the front of the jersey fabric, enhancing the New Zealand look and feel of the most famous rugby jersey in the world. The All Blacks will wear the white jersey with their traditional black shorts and black socks with white stripes.
The white jersey will only be worn, as required, when the All Blacks are playing outside of New Zealand, in line with the IRB’s revised policy of the away team needing to change jerseys in the event of a clash. It will be worn for the first time against France in Marseille this November during the All Blacks’ end of year tour.
The 2009 all-white jersey also continues the tradition of famous white All Blacks jerseys of the past, with the All Blacks first donning an all-white jersey in 1930 for the domestic Test series against the touring British Isles team.
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