New Zealand’s Super Rugby teams have revealed their new home playing kits ahead of the 2020 season.
The Chiefs used prop Angus Ta’avao to reveal their new kit on Sunday morning, a few days after the teams – minus their All Blacks – started pre-season training.
“At the heart of the Gallagher Chiefs’ jerseys design is a story of two opposing entities strategising, planning and battling to gain ascendancy over a piece of land called Pōhutukawa.
As the Gallagher Chiefs set out to do battle with their opposition, their jerseys seek to remind all players, staff, members and supporters that with the right strategies, plans, tactics, attitude, spirit and support they will succeed in their quest to be victorious as Tūmatauenga the Māori god of war did in the battle for Pōhutukawa,” the Chiefs press release stated.
Chiefs Rugby Club Chief Executive Officer Michael Collins said: “We are very excited to launch our new 2020 Gallagher Chiefs home and training jerseys and look forward to the reception from our players,members, fans and sponsors.
The Chiefs kickoff the season against the Blues at Eden Park on January 31, before returning home to Hamilton to host the reigning champion Crusaders the following week.
Despite revealing a new logo last week, the Crusaders’ 2020 jersey will not feature it, meaning fans will have to wait until 202.
Crusaders chief executive Colin Mansbridge confirmed last week the logo would appear where possible as soon as possible, but that did not include the 2020 playing strip.
Instead, the team’s jerseys will only include the ‘”Crusaders” word mark.
The Crusaders have a new major sponsor, with BNZ remaining on board but no longer holding naming rights, or featuring on the front of their kit.
The Hurricanes 2020 home jersey represents the actual Wellington wind readings from the 2016 calendar year, the year they won their one – and only – title.
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