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Stormers reveal 2014 kit

 Dec 05,2013
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

 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 a sports store at the V&A Waterfont, where they entered their answers into a large safe, which once unlocked, revealed Scarra Ntubeni and Duane Vermeulen standing fully-clad in the new home and away kits.

Afterwards, the three captains along with Scarra and Duane, as well as Frans Malherbe, Gio Aplon and Allister Coetzee, held an autograph signing session and posed for photos with 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.  

"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 WP Rugby CEO Rob Wagner.

"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," added captain Jean de Villiers.

 

 

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