By Ian Golden, Date:18/9/13
Wales Rugby League has today unveiled their new Home Kit for the Rugby League World Cup 2013 which will be used for the opening game against Italy at the Millennium Stadium against Italy on Saturday 26th October.
The distinctive new design includes the famous welsh dragon incorporated into the body of the red shirt which will no doubt prove to be a hit with supporters.
The Raging Bull shirt, which will display the logo of new Main Sponsor Probiz across the chest, will be worn with white shorts and red socks. The World Cup logo is also proudly displayed on the right side of chest and will only appear on jerseys sold in 2013, adding to the growing uniqueness of the new kit.
Commenting, Wales Rugby League Chief Operating Officer Chris Thair said:
“We are really pleased with the new design as it symbolizes Wales and our sport. You have the traditional three feathers and red print you would expect of any welsh rugby jersey however it is joined by an exciting dragon design which wraps around the body of the shirt. When we were in the research phase of the design we had great feedback from retailers in Cardiff about the dragon who said this would be very appealing to tourists and casual trade, as well as supporters, so the unique design will help to boost sales. I canâ€™t wait to see thousands of fans wearing the kit in the stands throughout the World Cupâ€.
The new shirt is now available to order and by ordering now this will be delivered to your door in time for the opening game of the World Cup. Order by phone or online by visiting www.walesrugbyleague.com or calling Raging Bull Team Sales on 01204 673252.
Prices for the replica jersey are Â£54.95 for adult sizes (S – 4XL) and Â£44.95 for junior sizes (XXSB – XLB). Whilst the design of the jersey in the accompanying picture will be exactly the same please note this is the pro fit shirt used by the players which is tight fitting, the replica jersey is a looser fitting whilst still offering a great look.
Pictured in the new welsh jersey is veteran Wales pin up boy Jordon James, who has the possibility during this World Cup of becoming the most capped Wales Rugby League player of all time.