Fiji’s first Nike jerseys are here… and they’re incredible


All photographs: Fiji Rugby Union

Since we revealed a number of weeks in the past that Fiji has signed a cope with Nike, the rugby world has been on tenterhooks to see precisely what this gorgeous partnership between the world’s main attire model and one of many recreation’s most iconic sides would appear like, and now we lastly know.

The model new Fijian 7s jersey is being launched forward of the participation of Fiji’s males’s and girls’s sides on this weekend’s Oceania 7s event, and already it’s top-of-the-line jerseys of the season, if not ever.

When the tie-up with Nike was introduced, the FRU confirmed that the brand new jerseys would incorporate conventional Masi artwork, and we are able to see that within the intricate patterns that run across the sleeves of the jersey, however that’s hardly the standout factor right here.

The most effective sevens jerseys are those that eschew conventional designs to go for one thing that’s daring, ingenious and memorable, and right here Nike have actually stepped issues up. As a substitute of a plain white jersey, as is custom, we as a substitute have a hanging sample of black jagged diagonal hoops, run by with blue pinstriping.

The blue after all is a nod to the Pacific ocean, and can be the first color of the coaching gear that was launched shortly after the Nike announcement was made, so it’s nice to see that keep it up to the principle jersey and tie the entire vary collectively.

That is after all simply the primary Fiji jersey that Nike will produce – the Flying Fijians take a look at jersey is because of be revealed within the run-up to their take a look at sequence towards the All Blacks in July, and there’s additionally the small matter of an Olympics gold medal to defend. Whereas no point out of whether or not the Fiji workforce will put on Nike on the Olympics has but been made, that might be a possibility for much more Fiji x Nike enjoyable.

As for what the Flying Fijians jerseys will appear like, effectively we doubt they’ll be fairly as eye-catching because the Sevens, however that’s fully acceptable for take a look at rugby, and in reality we predict there’s a touch already. If the take a look at jersey isn’t plain white with a black collar and the identical Masi artwork that’s on the sleeves of the Sevens shirt, we’ll be very shocked.

Keep tuned to search out out if we’re proper about that or not…


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