This is the new Wigan Warriors Magic Weekend Jersey 2019, a special edition uniform to be worn by Wigan RL for their Magic Weekend clash at Anfield against fellow Super League outfit Warrington Wolves. Wire have also unveiled their own Magic Weeked kit, made by O’Neills, while Wigan’s strip has been made by Errea.
Former Liverpool legend and current Rangers FC manager Steven Gerrard was also present at the launch.
This is the new Warrington Wolves Magic Weekend Kit 2019, Warrington’s special edition strip for their Magic Weekend clash against Wigan Warriors. The kit, made by O’Neills, is inspired by the uniform worn by the club in the Great American Challenge of 1989, when the Wire took on Wigan in Milwaukee.
This is the special Castle Lager SA supporters jersey, an unique shirt unveiled officially by SAB ahead of a crucial year for its three major sporting teams- the Proteas, the Springboks and Bafana. Castle as a brand are associated with all three teams and unveiled their special supporters kit on 24 March, 2019 as part of a One Nation, One Beer campaign.
The design on the supporters shirt incorporates 6 pivotal moments from the history of all three national sides.
For the Boks- 1995 and 2007 RWC triumphs
For the Proteas- 1998 Champions Trophy v West Indies and 2006 “438” game v Australia
For Bafana- 1996 AFCON win and 2010 opening game of World Cup against Mexico.
Batsman Temba Bavuma (cricket), goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune (football/soccer) and prop Trevor Nyakane (rugby), each representing their respective sports, were present at the launch of this Castle SA fans jersey.
The Newcastle Falcons wore a special limited edition jersey with tartan sleeves- a kit dedicated to raising funds for Doddie Weir’s My Name’s 5 Foundation, this weekend against Sale Sharks. Falcons won the game 22-17 thanks to a try from former England flyhalf Toby Flood and 17 points from the boot of Tane Takulua.
Are the Blue Bulls powerless without their Superhero jerseys? On the evidence of what we’ve seen in the Super Rugby season so far, the answer is a definite yes. Pote Human’s men started their campaign (wearing their Captain America kit) with an impressive 40-3 win over the Stormers. They then travelled to Argentina wearing their regular strip, and were soundly beaten by the Jaguares. The Superhero uniforms came back in Round 3 and 4, and so did the Bulls, producing dominant performances to see off both the Lions and Sharks to go top of the South African conference.
Few would’ve then expected the men from Pretoria to lose to a Chiefs side that had started their campaign on a horror note- 4 losses and a draw. Surely the well rested Bulls (they had a bye last weekend) would be too strong on the Highveld for Colin Cooper’s side? Instead what followed was an absolutely lacklustre Bulls performance as the Chiefs, bottom of the NZ conference, scored seven tries to steamroll the home side 56-20 at Loftus. It was at this same venue a decade ago that the Chiefs had been thrashed 61-17 in the 2009 Super Rugby final, but today’s Bulls looked a pale shadow of Frans Ludeke’s title winning team as the men from Waikato found gaps in their defence at will. It was the Chiefs’ highest ever victory margin over the men from Pretoria (beating the 33 point win they had back in 2000) Continue reading
The Waikato Chiefs have unveiled a new special edition heritage jersey. Inspired by their 1996 uniform, the Chiefs wore it for their clash against the Hurricanes at the FMG Stadium earlier today (15 March, 2019). 300 limited edition versions of the shirt will be available for the public to snap up, with the aim of providing funds to the club’s older players.
The game ended in a 23-23 draw, the first one in the 2019 Super Rugby season.