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Springboks fans have rubbished the team’s aqua away kit.
Images via Twitter: @springboks

Springboks fans give blue kit a HARD pass for first RWC match

Worst Springboks kit ever? SA’s aqua away jersey has been rubbished by fans ahead of their first Rugby World Cup match on Sunday.

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Springboks fans have rubbished the team’s aqua away kit.
Images via Twitter: @springboks

The Springboks aqua away kit is fast becoming one of the most loathed national team jerseys yet, if commentary from Rugby World Cup viewers are anything to go by.

Despite being known for wearing green and gold, the South African rugby team will wear blue in their first match against Scotland on Sunday, 10 September.

The teams will face off at the Stade Velodrome in Marseille.

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In a social media announcement on Saturday, the Springboks revealed that they would wear their away jersey for their first Rugby World Cup match.

Breaking from the tradition of green and gold, the national team will wear aqua blue instead.

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The new Nike kit was revealed in July. Elaborating on the design, Nike said in a statement: “The bold new alternative jersey pays homage to the local culture through the patterned print, and the colourway was inspired by and celebrates the hues of the local nature.”

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The Springboks have been criticised for their blue away kits. Images via Twitter: @springboks

But Springboks fans are not feeling the new look and have explicitly said so.

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Here’s what Twitter or X.com users had to say:

@steynclan: “Love the Bokke. I hate that Listerine kit.”

@Jacques_Barnard: “Why are we playing in our pj’s?”

@quodsolaris: “That outfit is utterly obnoxious. What on earth? A mockery of the mighty Springboks. Might as well give them red noses and big red shoes.”

@Swannie1: “Ai toggies, the away jersey.  Please can you change it at half-time?”


According to a post on their Instagram account, the Scotland Rugby team will also wear their away kit.

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The team will wear a white and blue jersey – which rugby fans fear may “clash” with the bright blue hue of the Springboks jersey.