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 Namibias 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, Namibias secondary away jersey is white but for this year's Rugby World Cup it will be red.
The unions media officer, David van der Sandt told Nampa during the unveiling that due to the host nation Englands primary jersey being white no other nation is allowed to wear white jerseys unless that nations home colour is white.
If Namibias 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.