Springboks show off World Cup jersey

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05 June 2015 - The Springboks launched their World Cup jersey at a glittering event in Cape Town last night.

CAPE TOWN - Springboks unveiled their 2015 Rugby World Cup jersey in Cape Town on Thursday.

The new jersey will be the lightest ever worn by South Africa, at 70 grams lighter than any previous jersey.

It was designed by scientists at the ASICS Institute of Sport Science in Kobe, Japan, in collaboration with the South African Rugby Union (Saru). 

“The main aims in the design of the Springboks’ apparel were to reduce weight without compromising on strength.

"It also has smooth surface making it harder than ever before to keep hold of in the tackle, while an area which has seen significant development after player insight is the Super-Grip silicone which features on the chest of the jersey,” read a statement on Saru&39;s website.

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