The Wales 2010/11 Under Armour home rugby kit was launched last week. According to the Wales Rugby Union website:
This latest range retains the traditional red and white colours for the home strip, losing the green piping of last year’s jersey and significantly increasing the size of the white flashes around the arms and ribs as well as featuring white shorts and socks.
A new clothing range including the match kit was revealed at the Millennium Stadium and modelled in person by a number of current international players including Ryan Jones, Shane Williams, Jamie Roberts and James Hook, alongside images from a new marketing campaign which features well known Welsh rugby star Gavin Henson.
The home jersey design is inspired by the colours worn by the 1950 Grand Slam winning side. It features a plaited construction, for ultimate moisture transport, adhesive grip and bind zones, high durability and ultra-violet protection and is a full 20% lighter than its 2008 incarnation.
The home jersey carries a unique inscription in Welsh on the back of the collar, chosen in consultation with the national squad. ‘Dal Dy Dir’ features on the red kit, meaning ‘stand your ground’ and ‘Balchder’ meaning ‘pride’ figures on the blue away version….
The new kit will be seen in action for the first time when Wales take on Australia at the Millennium Stadium this November, when the new Admiral logo will make its Millennium Stadium debut.