The Springboks have revealed their brand new Rugby World Cup 2019 jersey from Asics, becoming the first team to launch their World Cup shirt ahead of the tournament later this year.
The new shirt keeps things clean and classic compared to the gold-sleeved RWC 2015 design, with the iconic green jersey only ornamented by a small gold racing stripe on the ribcage.
The most striking feature is probably the collar – a low-profile design that features a gold round-neck and prominent angular white placket.
As usual, the Sprinkbok logo has been moved to the left sleeve to accommodate the tournament patch, while the RWC winners patch is in its usual location on the right.
The change shirt is an off-white colour that Asics is calling ‘sweetcorn’ and swaps the gold stripes for green, with the placket of the collar changed to match the rest of the shirt
The new South Africa RWC home shirt is available tomorrow (26 April), keep an eye on Rugby Shirt Watch for all the new Rugby World Cup 2019 jerseys as they are revealed.