The All Blacks release their new jersey

Publish Date
Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:41PM
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The All Blacks have released their new team jersey and there's a bit of a twist to it, with a return to the white collar, a feature they have had on previous jerseys. 

The jersey will be first worn when the All Blacks play in Japan this weekend. 

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The new jersey has some pretty cool features! Here are the key pointers from the new uniform:

• In an industry first for a rugby jersey, the All Blacks jersey was made with seamless woven technology.

• The removal of the seams has eliminated weak points and reduced the overall weight of the jersey by 25 percent. 

• The white collar is back - with a raw elastic fit for refined performance. The collar sits lower than normal, making it harder for opponents to grab and is clean bonded from the body for a minimalist style and fit. 

• Designed and manufactured over an 18-month period with input on design and performance from group of senior All Blacks 

• The jersey construction was fully automated which aimed to provide unparalleled fit, strength and speed.

• Zonal mechanical stretch, stability zones and a bonded hem further reduce material movement particularly during lineouts, scrums, mauls and other live match scenarios.

• Jersey seen on the field for the first time when the All Blacks play Japan on 3rd November.

It will be sold in stores from tomorrow and will likely cost $150.