ASM Clermont Auvergne have revealed the brand new jerseys that they’ll be wearing throughout the 2019/20 Top 14 and Champions Cup seasons… but bizarrely the kits sport the clubs OLD badge…
Back in June Clermont revealed a new streamlined club crest to much fanfare and debate, and indicated that the new logo would be in use on all club branding from the start of the 2019/20 season.
Evidently that’s not the case, as the brand new 2019/20 jerseys that have been revealed this morning still sport the old badge the club has been using for the last few decades.
Given how far out in advance jerseys are usually designed and finalised at large sportswear brands (often a full year before the public sees them in many cases), it’s perhaps a case that Clermont hadn’t finalised the new crest in time for the jersey to be manufactured.
Even so, it’s surprising that, given the similarities between the shape and design of the new logo, why some sort of fix could not have been done, at least for the player’s jersey.
It’s a shame that badge-gate is going to overshadow the kits themselves, which are a bit more interesting than Clermont’s ridiculously plain jerseys of recent seasons, with the common design sporting fun checkerboard inserts on the shoulders.
On the home shirt it’s the classic yellow and dark blue, while the blue European jersey sports a light and dark blue checkerboard pattern.
Keep an eye on Rugby Shirt Watch for all the latest Top 14 jersey launches.