Australia Sevens have been on something of an upward tick in the last few years – they’ve made a couple of tournament finals each of the last two seasons, and with exciting young players such as Henry Hutchison and Lewis Holland lighting up the circuit, the future looks bright, too.
Since Australia signed up with ASICS back in 2014, the Sevens side has also had some pretty striking jerseys to go with their rise towards the top of the World Series pyramid, and this season is no exception.
So following on from last year’s Aussie-tastic shirts and the flying Doritos of 2014/15, this year we have another esoteric design, based around a very cool vortex motif that dominated the bottom half of the jersey, front and back.
The vortex pulls in hues of green and white, a pale, subdued shade of green is repeated on the collar (which is the same style as the last two seasons’, but here given more contrasting prominence) – this is in sharp contrast to the dark green of the Wallaby jersey, or indeed the lime green used on last year’s Sevens jerseys.
Once again the alternate shirt is a bluey hue, but unlike the straight up navy blue of the last two seasons’ change shirts, this one is more of a teal colour – it’s interesting, but really rather cool.
Indeed, given the vortex motif, the teal colour is actually rather appropriate – it looks rather like a whirlpool in a deep ocean, complete with aquamarine accents. We think it looks rather nice.
Another common aspect of Australia shirts in recent years has been the Southern Cross motif, and once again it’s present and correct on both these shirts, inhabiting the bottom left arm of our vortex both front and back.
Sevens profile has never been higher following the rip-roaring success of the sport’s debut at last summer’s Rio Olympics, and so it’s fitting that the World Sevens Series continues its proud tradition of bold, eye-catching jerseys that shout as loudly as the rugby being played – this is no exception.