New DHL Stormers shirt unveiled

December 5, 2013
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Stormers unveiled their home and away kit for the 2014 season at a launch event held at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Thursday.

Three teams of “Storm Chasers” – made up of a Stormers player, media personality and a Super Fan – raced around Cape Town looking for clues to help them complete challenges akin to The Amazing Race, in order to reveal the 2014 kits.

Once all of the clues were uncovered, the three teams – captained by Jean de Villiers, Juan de Jongh and Siya Kolisi – raced to the finish line at the V&A Waterfont, where they entered their answers into a large safe,

which once unlocked, revealed Siyabonga “Scarra” Ntubeni and Duane Vermeulen standing fully-clad in the new home and away kits.

Afterwards, the three captains along with Ntubeni and Vermeulen, as well as Frans Malherbe, Gio Aplon and coach Allister Coetzee, held an autograph signing session and posed for photos with loyal Stormers fans that had come to get a glimpse of the new kit.

The new Stormers home jersey retains the collegiate royal blue and white colours, which was introduced in last season’s edition so as to bring the jersey in line with the traditional colour and hoops design of the Western Province jersey.

However, this season sees a chevron pattern being incorporated into the front of the jersey’s design, adding an exciting, new element to the hoop effect.

One of the most notable changes to recent editions comes in the away jersey, which has moved away from the traditional white and blue inverted colour variant.

Instead, the plain white jersey is starkly contrasted on the front by the introduction of a large royal blue and red lightning symbol – a design element taken from the Stormers’ logo.

Other design elements incorporated into the two new jersey designs include a red insert on the inside of the home jersey collar and blue on the away jersey, both of which add a subtle and visually appealing dash of contrasting colour.

Furthermore, the iconic three stripes of the team’s technical sponsor run along the back shoulder of the jersey and are thicker than in previous versions.

Stormers captain Jean de Villiers commented: “I hope and trust that our fans will take to both jerseys and we look forward to being able to represent this proud franchise in our new strips next season.”

“Our home jersey continues to reflect the traditional colour and hoops of Western Province, whereas the new away jersey has moved away from our more traditional look and should be a great hit with our loyal supporters,” stated Western Province Rugby Union CEO Rob Wagner.

The new home and away jerseys are now available at many sports retailers countrywide at a recommended retail price of R699JerseyAWAYNEW2014WEBSITEjpg

 

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18 Comments

  1. avatar Jacques(Bunny) says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Duiwel, it still look better than the Army Bulls, Although I will not spend a cent on that shirt.

    They will have to pay me to take one.

    Now I know how the Bulls felt with their pink shit.

    At least the Stormers stayed true to their union colours.

  2. avatar Christo (Vetgesmeerde Blits) says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Looks great, I like the mix between the traditional for the home kit, and the bold graphic of the away kit. I would buy both if they weren’t so expensive.

  3. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 5th, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    They probably don’t know, but that red is a
    bit of history. I remember the collars becoming
    red after unification, was part of the colours of the
    two non-white bodies, something like that, and made
    as a gesture of reconcilliation.

  4. avatar Timeo says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    That Bulls camo shirt actually looks great when you see it in person. I would buy it in a heartbeat if not for the big vodacom logos.

    It’s the same problem with all the shirts. Don’t mind small logos, but in my opinion only an idiot will pay to be a human billboard. They should reduce the sponsor logos on the supporter shirts and rather sell shirts with player names and numbers and share a percentage with the specific players also.

  5. avatar Craven says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 7:30 am

    I probably laughed too much at the Bulls shirts last week, now the universe is putting me in my place.

  6. avatar JT_BOKBEFOK! says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 10:25 am

    @Craven:

    same here! :what:
    The away shirt looks kak!

  7. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    @Timeo:

    How many shirts will Ruan Pienaar sell?

  8. avatar Morne Nortier says:
    December 6th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Fugly

  9. avatar Duiwel says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Ja,i hope the sharks can do better.

  10. avatar Duiwel says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 2:00 am

    What is tje point of camo
    and then massive logos?
    The stormers just look plain kak.
    Why cant the go back to the old Wp colors?

  11. avatar Morne Nortier says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    If sponsors like DHL made sponsorless jersey's available they'd make a killing.

  12. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    @Morne Nortier:

    I have never paid for anything with a logo on it.
    I’m not a billboard.

  13. avatar Morne Nortier says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 6:09 am

    If sponsors like DHL made sponsorless jersey's available they'd make a killing.

  14. avatar DavidS says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Have to admit I kind of like it.

  15. avatar DavidS says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Sharks also changed their jersey sponsor so if I were you Duiwel I’d be worried

  16. avatar Boertjie says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 11:49 am

    No, Duiwel will be happy as long as Butch
    James is in the team.
    :soek:

  17. avatar DavidS says:
    December 8th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Hehehehheheheh Boertjie…

    100kgs of solid shit in a new jersey

  18. avatar Craven says:
    December 9th, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Looking at the Cell C sponsored poppies at the award ceremony yesterday at the 7′s, the Sharks will look like the ABs this year.

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