Cardiff Blues have unveiled their new home and alternate jerseys for the 2018/19 season made by Macron after ending an association with Canterbury that stretched back to 2003.
The jerseys were revealed at Saturday’s Summerfest event, that saw thousands of supporters enjoy player and coach Q+A sessions, masterclass tutorials from members of the squad, having pictures taken with the European Challenge Cup trophy and seeing the jersey for the first time.
Next season’s home jersey is a throwback to the jerseys of Cardiff Rugby history, with light and dark blue hoops not dissimilar to the Cardiff Blues home jersey of 2013.
It is also a return to a more classic jersey in general, with a normal collar, rather than the odd neckline if recent Canterbury efforts.
In a nod to the present, the home jersey has the name of every club in the Cardiff Blues region stitched into the side panel under the arm, tying in with the club’s ‘Strength Through Unity’ mantra for next season.
The alternate jersey is white once again, with thin blue hoops, after recent years of pink and dark blue efforts, with a white jersey not being seen since 2014.
On the Cardiff Blues official website, the jerseys are described as ‘Body Fit’ and made from ‘Armevo’ fabric.
Although there was initial opposition to the move to Macron as the kit and leisurewear supplier, Cardiff Blues have been keen to stress their deal is different to that of the Scarlets, who have been on the end of criticism for the quality of their products.
The Cardiff Arms Park club shop is now stocked with training shirts, vests, polo shirts, coats and shorts, with the playing jerseys in store at the beginning of August.
In the meantime, the jerseys can be pre-ordered on the newly redesigned Cardiff Blues online shop.
A Cardiff Blues European jersey will be unveiled a few weeks into the season ahead of the Heineken Champions Cup campaign.