Asics unveiled the 2014/15 home kit for two-time Rugby World Cup champions Australia in Sydney earlier this week. The Wallabies primary uniform in the lead up to next year’s RWC will be available at World Rugby Shop, Kitbag Rugby and Lovell Rugby.
According to the Australian Rugby Union: ASICS, the True Sport Performance brand, today unveiled the new 2014 Qantas Wallabies jersey inspired by iconic jerseys of the past and infused with modern technology. It will be worn for the first time when the Qantas Wallabies take on France in Brisbane on June 7th.
The launch featured a number of Qantas Wallabies stars including Israel Folau, Kurtley Beale, Stephen Moore, Matt Toomua, Dave Dennis and Nick Phipps, all of whom will be hopeful of getting the chance to put the new jersey through its paces in the heat of battle during the three-Test series against France.
The Wallabies jersey remains of the most iconic across the world and the new design from ASICS acknowledges its heritage. The new version sees a return to the deeper shade of gold; features a white collar worn by Wallaby players of previous eras including the 1999 Rugby World Cup; and the Coat Of Arms application draws reference from the first ever Wallabies jersey worn in 1908.
The jersey was created following extensive research conducted by the ASICS Global Rugby Development team and has been designed and constructed to enhance the players’ performance. It is made from a lightweight but strong and durable moisture wicking fabric which will help keep the players comfortable when playing in warm and cool conditions around the world.
The dynamic nature of the game was also taken into account with an ergonomic design to give players enhanced freedom of movement while maintaining the ultimate fit, making sure that the Wallabies can perform at their very best.