The Qantas Wallabies have followed on the announcement of their brand new Rugby World Cup 2019 primary jersey with the reveal of a change shirt, which is much more interesting than normal for a variety of reasons…
The most notable and exciting thing is that this dark green change design will bring the concept of the Indigenous jersey to the Rugby World Cup for the first time – the concept has become hugely popular in the NRL and Super Rugby, and the launch of Australia’s first ever Indigenous shirt in 2017 was a huge hit with both players and fans.
The new shirt keeps the same basic design as the shirt worn against New Zealand and England in the last two years, with its prominent wallaby motif, but with green as the primary colour and gold for the accent. It also sports the same moder collar as the new RWC design.
It’s also interesting because the new shirt will actually be worn by the Wallabies in a World Cup match. The Wallabies don’t generally wear a change shirt unless they have to, which saw their white 2015 alternate only being worn for captains runs, but given the significance of the Indigenous jersey, they’ve opted to wear it for their RWC2019 pool match against Uruguay on October 5 at Oita Stadium.
Check out all the new Rugby World Cup 2019 jerseys in our full round-up here.