Welwitschias unveil World Cup kit to fans

18 Jul 2015 16:30pm
WINDHOEK, 18 JUL (NAMPA) – The Namibia Rugby Union (NRU) on Friday unveiled the 2015 International Rugby Board (IRB) Rugby World Cup jerseys that will be used in England.
The IRB Rugby World Cup will be hosted in England in September this year, and Namibia will face Argentina, Georgia, Tonga and New Zealand.
The jerseys that were unveiled had Namibia’s primary home colour, which is blue, and red.
The team is most likely to play its matches at the Rugby World Cup in the blue jersey.
Usually, Namibia’s secondary away jersey is white but for this year's Rugby World Cup it will be red.
The union’s media officer, David van der Sandt told Nampa during the unveiling that due to the host nation England’s primary jersey being white no other nation is allowed to wear white jerseys unless that nation’s home colour is white.
“If Namibia’s primary (home) jersey was white we would have been able to play in a white jersey.
“But since our home colour is blue, the NRU and several other countries were asked by the Rugby World Cup not to have white playing jerseys as it could potentially clash with the host country,” he said.
The NRU has encouraged the public to purchase the replica jersey at its offices and wear it while supporting the team during its games.