ASICS 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 Castle Lager Lions Series.
“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 and ASICS wanted to celebrate this rich history by putting a very classic spin on the most modern jersey.
The Castle Lager Lions Series begins on Saturday 3 July 2021 when the Lions face the DHL Stormers in Cape Town. Three weeks later the new jersey will be worn for the first time by the Springboks at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg – a venue which previously hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final.
The commemorative Springbok jersey for the 2021 series against the British & Irish Lions will be available to supporters from 11 December 2020 at Sportsman’s Warehouse, TotalSports, Sneakers and The Cross Trainer, as well as online at takealot.com and the SA Rugby Shop.