The New Springbok Rugby Jersey

The new Springbok apparel was designed to give players a performance advantage in search of marginal gains.

Ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015 Springbok rugby players visited the ASICS Institute of Sport Science, Kobe, Japan to provide direct insights into the development of apparel and footwear made by ASICS.

Technical detail introduced to the jersey will enhance performance and give the Springboks the platform to dominate the Rugby World Cup.


The Springbok rugby jersey features three key areas of technical updates which bring a new level of detail to rugby jerseys 발사믹.

ASICS understand the needs of rugby players and has developed technologies aimed at improving performance.

Every aspect of the Springbok jersey has been designed with the aim of reducing weight without compromising on strength. The jersey made by ASICS will be the lightest jersey ever worn at a Rugby World Cup by the Springboks. At 70 grams lighter than any previous rugby jersey it allows the players to play with freedom and reduces fatigue, with small margins making big differences 다운로드.


Featuring two combined materials ASICS has created a jersey with high tensile strength and a smooth surface making it harder than ever before to keep hold of in the tackle. The mechanical weave is designed to stretch, allowing players to bind to each other, but it also ‘snaps back’ quickly making it hard for players to grip in the tackle 다운로드.

An area which has seen significant development after player insight is the Super-Grip silicone which features on the chest of the jersey. The grip is graduated down the ribcage rather than being high on the chest. Having graduated grip keeps weight down whilst also ensuring critical areas used for protecting the ball when running and catching maintain the most grip 헤드라인 폰트 다운로드.

The reduced grip element has the effect of improving the breathability in a key area of the shirt, something which benefits the players throughout the duration of a high intensity test match.

The hexagon shapes featured on the jersey provides the most points of contact with the ball, an important part of creating the best grip.

By repositioning the grip lower on the ribcage the players also feel a benefit in binding onto one another in scrum and maul situations pants.

The level of detail from ASICS has been extended across the jersey with the old woven logos making way for 3D badging and hot melt technology. The addition of 3D badging has a significant effect on the weight of the jersey, while also improving the visibility of the Springbok logo on TV.



ASICS introduced graduated compression socks into the Springbok apparel at the first launch 항아리맨 다운로드. With the knowledge developed from running products ASICS saw a clear performance benefit in bringing graduated compression socks to rugby.

However, after working with players to gain their insight the socks have been improved with a cotton foot bed that improves the traction of the foot on the boot.

The socks work to improve blood flow, this alleviates fatigue, allowing players to play harder for longer as well as aiding recovery post-game 다운로드.

ASICS socks also feature a moisture wicking yarn improving comfort and nano-glide technology in the heel and toe to stop blisters.


ASICS believe in developing product that suits the needs of each athlete. Creating the Lethal Tight Five and the Lethal Speed, ASICS has boots specifically for both forwards and backs.

Lethal Tight Five

Forwards in the modern game require a stable footing as they seek to counteract the forces applied in scrums, mauls and rucks 다운로드. Featuring six front studs, the Lethal Tight Five gives players the grip and footing they require when pushing to gain an advantage in contact situations.

The revolutionary ASICS HG10 is a key component in this boot. The 10mm heel raise, the difference in height between the heel and forefoot, offers the best biomechanical position for rugby players adobe cloud 다운로드. HG10 protects and enhances forward motion, reduces load on the Achilles tendons, calf muscles, hamstrings and back.

A firm fitted heel cup means players feel confident that they can push with full force and the boot will remain gripped in place. A rear foot GEL is also included to reduce the effect of impact.

Lethal Speed

The Lethal Speed is aimed at backs who want to move quickly, yet still feel confident going into contact 다운로드. It features only four front studs, allowing maximum velocity and reducing weight to give players the freedom to move across the grass.

A lightweight, seamless upper construction improves durability and performance, while added protection of the big toe allows players to know they are protected in contact situations.

The Lethal Speed also features HG10, as well as giving an easier transition from standing to forward momentum.

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