Springboks to wear new jersey on tour
NEWS: The Springboks will play one of their November Tests in the United Kingdom in a limited edition ‘commemorative’ jersey.
The new jersey was unveiled by the team’s shirt partner on Monday, and it was designed in collaboration with Khayelitsha-based designer Mzukisi Mbane.
The Boks will face Wales in Cardiff in their tour opener on November 6 before they move on to Edinburgh to face Scotland on November 13.
They will finish their tour with a match against England at Twickenham on November 20.
It’s not yet clear which match the jersey will make its appearance.
Mzukisi Mbane was asked to comment on the inspiration for the design of the jersey, he had this to say: “So, the print that I decided to go with for the jersey, is largely inspired by the iconic African ‘imprint'”
— ASICS_ZA (@ASICS_ZA) October 25, 2021
“The print that I decided to go with for the jersey, is largely inspired by the iconic African ‘imprint’,” Mbane told the Asics website.
He added: The pattern on the jersey is inspired by the story I was telling about the print, which is people moving around looking for a better life.
“That is represented by a maze. When you look into the jersey you see this interesting maze with this Africa feel.
“The story of my people moving from different rural areas to the cities looking for a better life.”