South African Super Rugby side Toyota Cheetahs have revealed the jerseys they’ll be wearing for the upcomng 2017 season – and they have a new kit supplier to go along with it.
After several years with German sportswear manufacturer Puma, the Cheetahs have opted to switch to rugby specialists Canterbury for 2017, and the jerseys the heritage firm has produced are typically clean and classic.
Over the last few seasons, the Cheetahs have flipped back and forth between their home jersey being primarily white, as last year, or orange – this year they’ve gone for a plain orange design, but one that lacks any of the fades, accents or sublimation of previous years.
Instead for ornamentation we have a white 360º Loop neckline, accented with some white slashes that cut down the front of the jersey from the shoulders.
The alternate jersey is a simple color-swap of the home shirt, with an orange 360º Loop neckline and slashes on a plain white jersey.
What’s interesting about both of these shirts, however, is that there’s no teal or purple – the traditional colours used to represent the Griquas and Griffons Currie Cup teams – present in either design. This happened for the first time last season, so it’s interesting to see them continue with it again here.
The Cheetahs will wear their new Canterbury jerseys for the first time in anger when they kick off their Vodacom Super Rugby campaign against the Lions on 25 February 2017.