The new British & Irish Lions kit was revealed
as a giant 'untouchable' jersey
hologram appeared over the London city-scape on Monday evening.
The kit will be worn by the British &
Irish Lions players in the highly anticipated 2017 tour of New
The jersey has been positioned as 'untouchable' until
players have earned the right to wear it with a call up to the
Warren Gatland, Head Coach of the British & Irish
Lions, said, “To see the jersey projected like that was great. The
Lions jersey is iconic and for it to be unveiled in such a
different and unique way for the public was very special.”
The match jersey features new innovations to give Lions players
the edge, including the introduction of water resistant technology
for the winter conditions they can expect.
Available to purchase today, the
Pro jersey features Vaposhield technology and the same styling as
the match jersey worn by the players but cut with a straighter
fit, while the Classic version specifically incorporates Vapodri
technology and a relaxed fit for added supporter comfort. An identical version of the match jersey worn by the players in
New Zealand will be made available in 2017.
CEO, Chris Stephenson, said, “Canterbury are proud to be the first
brand to reveal the new British & Irish Lions match jersey in a
truly 'untouchable' way. No player past or present will touch the
jersey until they have been selected to represent the Lions.
Canterbury have over 110 years' experience in rugby and, like the
British & Irish Lions, understand how important this jersey is to
the players that wear it on the pitch and the supporters who wear
it in the stands.”
global HQ is in Stockport, England.
The best pictures that we have been able to find
of the 'untouchable' jersey, is on Sports Direct
here (and no, that's not an affiliate link). The
Sports Direct site has images which you can enlarge, and shows more of the jersey's
special details than any of the other sites we looked at, including
Pictures from 2019 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures from 2018 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2017 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens,
Pictures from 2016 Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong
Pictures of Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015,
Pictures of the Asia Rugby Sevens Olympic Games Qualifier in Hong
Pictures of Singha Thailand Sevens 2015,
Pictures from the 2013 British & Irish Lions Tour in Hong Kong,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2014,
Pictures of Hong Kong Sevens 2013,
of Chartis Cup 2012 and
Cathay Pacific / HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2012.
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