New South Wales RL have revealed the first ever State Of Origin alternate jersey, which the Blues will wear during the 2019 Origin series.
The jersey, once again produced by Canterbury of New Zealand, flips the script on the classic NSW recipe pairing a dark blue base jersey with sky blue chevrons.
“We pride ourselves on being innovative and this will be the first time in State of Origin history that a team has used an alternate jersey,” said NSW coach Brad Fittler. “It aligns with our vision of taking a fresh new approach to the series, and the game’s decision to take Origin matches to new frontiers.
“We fully support any move to grow Rugby League’s showpiece event to even more fans. We’re confident our alternate strip will inspire a new generation of Blues supporters, and give the crowd in Perth even more reason to get behind us as we defend the Shield.”
As alluded to by Fittler, the new alternate shirt will be worn for the first time in the second game of the Origin 2019 series, at Optus Stadium in Perth, with the primary, more classic design worn for games one and three.
Keep an eye on Rugby Shirt Watch for our full review of the new NSW Blues 2019 Alternate Shirt from Canterbury soon.