Special Bok jersey for B&I Lions
WATCH as we bring you the new Springbok jersey that will be worn against the British and Irish Lions in 2021.
SA Rugby unveiled the unique Springbok jersey for next year’s tour to South Africa of the British & Irish Lions on Friday, featuring a vintage colourway and special commemorative 3D logo, among other features.
The world champions will don a unique commemorative jersey when they face the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales in three Tests on home turf next year in the much-anticipated Lions Series.
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“Lions tours come around only every 12 years, so we thought it appropriate to create a jersey that is indisputably unique,” said Jurie Roux, SA Rugby CEO.
“It will be worn by the team on only three occasions and we wanted to make it memorable and special for the players and hopefully this unique rendering of Springbok green – in conjunction with the badge – will do exactly that.”
The 2021 tour will be 14th time the British & Irish Lions have visited South Africa.
Apart from the colourway, the new jersey retains the classic gold collar and features an enlarged crest – much like on rugby jerseys of old – detailed by a 3D logo as seen on many Champions League football club kits.