Australia have presented their new kits for the 2014 test season alongside sportwear company Asics. This is the first kit being made by the company that has earned a very well respected reputation in the running and athletics circles as the third edition of the Rugby Championship nears.
The Wallabies jersey remains of the most iconic across the world and the new design from ASICS acknowledges its heritage. The new version sees a return to the deeper shade of gold; features a white collar worn by Wallaby players of previous eras including the 1999 Rugby World Cup; and the Coat Of Arms application draws reference from the first ever Wallabies jersey worn in 1908.
Wallaby fullback Israel Folau glowed when talking about the new jersey. “The Qantas Wallabies jersey is rich in history and has been involved in some of the most memorable moments in Australian sport," he said. "It’s an honour to put the jersey on and one I will never take for granted. That’s an attitude that extends across our entire squad and we’ll be doing all we can during 2014 to create more iconic moments of our own.”
This kit will be used when Australia face France in Brisbane on June 7th. This will be in preparation for their debut in the Rugby Championship against the All Blacks on August 16 in Sydney.