NEWS
07/25/2011 09:56 EDT | Updated 09/24/2011 05:12 EDT

New Zealand's All Blacks promise new jersey won't upset traditionalists

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand will unveil a new jersey in Saturday's Tri-Nations rugby test against South Africa, risking the ire of a nation which regards the black jersey and silver fern as icons that should not be tampered with.

Team mangement and players have previewed the new jersey, designed by Adidas, and say it won't upset traditionalists, as it contains all the traditions of the famed All Blacks strip, but with a high-tech twist.

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand will unveil a new jersey in Saturday's Tri-Nations rugby test against South Africa, risking the ire of a nation which regards the black jersey and silver fern as icons that should not be tampered with.

Team mangement and players have previewed the new jersey, designed by Adidas, and say it won't upset traditionalists, as it contains all the traditions of the famed All Blacks strip, but with a high-tech twist.