Ground-breaking Harlequins jersey to be debuted at Big Game 11

An innovative new jersey made of reflective foils is set to be worn by Harlequins at Twickenham when the team take on Wasps in Big Game 11 on 29 December.

The one-off special attire, that consists of materials normally seen in running and cycling gear, was developed by Adidas Rugby.

It is predominantly black but has built-in flash technology which will enable it to ‘come alive’ when exposed to light.

Quins full-back Mike Brown said he is excited at the prospect of putting on such a special jersey.

He said: “We have had some great Jerseys over the years with Adidas, but this one is special.

“I have never seen anything like it and I know our supporters are going to be as excited as the players are about it. I can’t wait to see it come alive at Twickenham for the Big Game.”

The colours in the usual Harlequins’ jersey are located within the reflective technology meaning the team retain their traditional quartered shirt.

Adidas have been producing Harlequins’ gear since 2014 and will continue to reinvent the jerseys for at least another three years, with their contract running to 2021.

Robert Hutchinson, Category Manager at Adidas, said: “We are extremely excited and proud of the latest Adidas and Harlequins charity rugby jersey. Now into our fifth season of collaboration we continuously strive to innovate and inspire through our design and product technologies.

“The flash technology is an industry first and we couldn’t think of a better platform for it than Harlequins’ charity jersey.”

The shirt is an attempt to raise money for the Harlequins Foundation, which will receive £5 of each purchase in a bid to tackle inequality, poor health and the challenges facing the most vulnerable people in society.

The 2018/19 charity jersey is available to buy now from £44.95 from the Harlequins online store and in the Club shop from tomorrow.

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