New Hurricanes colours unfurled

Waterfront reveal for Hurricanes' new strip

JO MOIR
Last updated 09:58 06/12/2013
New Hurricanes jersey
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FLYING COLOURS: The Wellington Hurricanes' new strip, unveiled in giant format at Wellington's waterfront.

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A super-sized Hurricanes rugby jersey hanging off a crane at Wellington's Taranaki Wharf this morning reveals the franchise's new strip.

The players' jerseys for next year's Super 15 season were launched today when 13 metre by 13 metre mock-ups of the kit popped up at various locations around the country.

Wellington's waterfront is hosting the Hurricanes' jersey while Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch revealed their own variations from highly visible spots around the cities.

Dunedin missed out on hanging the Otago strip because of timing issues.

Hurricanes communications manager Hannah Fleming said abseilers were hoisting the jersey up at 3am this morning and plenty of passers-by had taken the opportunity to get a photo.

"Adidas organised the whole thing as a way of telling the story behind each jersey.''

She said the yellow hurricane on the jersey represented strength and the black and blue features were a throwback to the original strip.

"All the names of the provincial unions are embroidered on the collar as a reminder of where the boys have come from and what they're playing for in 2014.''

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