The Sunwolves have revealed the brand new home and away jerseys that the Japanese side will wear throughout their 2019 Super Rugby campaign, which kicks off on 16 February 2019.
The new jerseys, which are once again produced by Canterbury, might not be a return to the wolf-y brilliance of their inaugural jersey from 2016, but are suitably more striking than the white and red designs of the last two seasons.
Instead we have striking red and black home and away shirts with three prominent Ws on the front of them, in a mix of tonal shades and fades.
The three Ws relate to the Sunwolves’ ethos for this season – ‘Wolves Win Worldwide’, which they’re of course shortening to ‘www.’ to represent not just the global nature of Super Rugby but also to celebrate the fact that 2019 is the year that the world comes to Japan in the Rugby World Cup.
The Ws on the jerseys are also designed to represent the fangs of a wolf, with the designer – graphic designer and voice actor Masashi Larry Oiwa – adding that. “I myself have played rugby for six years in school, and so it is a great honour to have designed the uniform to be worn in this World Cup year.”
The Sunwolves will wear their new home jersey for the first time when they open their Super Rugby season against the Sharks at Singapore’s National Stadium.
Keep an eye on Rugby Shirt Watch for all the latest Super Rugby jersey launch news, and check out all the shirts that have been revealed so far here.