NRL Jerseys 2021 Unveiled
The National Rugby League 2020 season has been filled with ups and downs. The league, players, coaches and even the entire organisation as a whole had to make and adapt to a lot of changes because of the effects brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The league has to shorten the season from 25 rounds to 20, and the opening nine rounds are to be played at six different playing grounds: Melbourne’s AAMI Park, Townsville’s Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Suncorp Stadium, Central Coast Stadium, Campbelltown Stadium and Bankwest Stadium. Fan attendance has also been limited in accordance with the guidelines set by the Australian government. The fans and players of the National Rugby League have developed a deeper connection in the shortened NRL season, with fans showing their never-ending support even in the midst of the pandemic. This goes to show the solidarity and importance of the National Rugby League to its fans and its entire community.
The 2021 NRL season is just right around the corner. The 2021 premiership kicks off on March 11, 2021, Thursday, with the Premiers Melbourne Storm facing the preliminary finalist South Sydney Rabbitohs at the AAMI Park Stadium. As the NRL 2021 season starts, the different NRL teams are also unveiling their 2021 rugby league jerseys. The new 2021 edition of each team’s jerseys reflects the values and images of the different National Rugby League teams. With that in mind, let us take a look at some of the new designs of 2021 NRL jerseys of the different teams and compare the differences between last years’ rugby league jerseys.
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The Melbourne Storm won the 2020 Premiership and has released their 2021 NRL jersey. The new Melbourne Storm home jersey for the 2021 season features a nice and simple design, and there are little changes compared with their last year’s NRL jersey. The team have partnered with Castore, a change from last year’s manufacturer ISC, to create the team’s home jersey. The Melbourne Storm 2021 Home Jersey combines the navy and purple colour schemes and featured in the sleeve cuffs are lightning bolts and the front of the jersey runs with contrasting yellow lines. The contrasting yellow lines and lightning bolts are a change from Melbourne Storm’s 2020 Home Jersey. Both jerseys have an embroidered Melbourne Storm and NRL logos. The 2020 and 2021 home jerseys also have an “S” logo on the back neck of the jersey. Whereas the Melbourne Storm Home Jersey of 2020 is embedded with an “EST. 1998” print on the internal collar, the 2021 rugby league home jersey features an “OUR HOME, VICTORIA” print and a big V logo to symbolise and acknowledge Melbourne Storm’s home state.
Why change what works. The Penrith Panthers have decided to keep most of the designs of their 2020 home jersey. The all-new 2021 Panthers NRL merchandise Australia are already available for their fans at their NRL jerseys online shop. The Penrith Panthers are partnered with O’neills. Penrith Panther’s home jersey is mainly black in colour, with red, yellow and green stripes running across the chest. The jerseys also feature the team and sponsor logos and a Mandarin collar to cap off their design. Penrith Panther’s home jersey is made from a lightweight, high-performance fabric with a dry-fast technology that wicks sweat away to keep you cool and relaxed in the field.
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The Brisbane Broncos have switched partnerships with their jersey manufacturer: from ISC to Asics. Their 2021 home jerseys had a lot of changes compared with their 2020 home jerseys. Brisbane Bronco’s Men’s 2020 Home Jersey features the maroon and gold colours of the team since its beginning in 1988, whereas the Brisbane Bronco’s Asics 2021 Men’s Home Jersey has a traditional maroon colour with sublimated gold stripes, resembling classic Broncos jerseys. The Asics 2021 Men’s Home Jersey also features a new modern collar with embossed Broncos text on sleeve trim. Unique design features have been applied to the jerseys to complement Brisbane Bronco’s look and style of play.
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The Canberra Raiders have totally changed the look of their 2021 home jerseys. To honour Canberra Raiders’ 1994 premiership win, the iconic brand “Canberra Milk” is again featured in Canberra Raiders’ 2021 Home Jersey. Despite a lot of changes from their 2020 home jersey, the 2021 Canberra Raiders’ home NRL jersey still dons the lime green colour of the team when they first started. The designs are fully sublimated, and the logos on the jerseys are embroidered. So, if you are a fan of the Canberra Raiders, then owning one of their 2021 home, away or heritage jerseys range is a must.
The Canterbury Bulldogs have chosen to retain the design of their NRL jerseys for their home games. The Bulldogs Men’s Home Jersey still features the predominant white and blue colours of the team, with a traditional V stripe, sublimated NRL and sponsor logos and embroidered team logo on the front of the jersey. The jersey also features a rib collar and is made of 100% polyester with a moisture-wicking fabric to keep you cool and fresh all throughout the game. If you are looking for rugby league jerseys of the Canterbury Bulldogs, then visit and browse through Sports on the Run’s collection of NRL jerseys.
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The Cronulla Sharks are facing the NRL 2021 season with a largely similar home jersey compared with their 2020 NRL jersey. The Sharks have also maintained their partnership with jersey manufacturer Dynasty Sport. Dynasty Sport uses a state-of-the-art stretch fabric and features in the jersey an embroidered Cronulla Sharks and NRL Telstra premiership logos. The Cronulla Sharks Men’s Replica Home Jersey for 20210 features a traditional hoop design, with a new high-sleeve style that extends fully to the collar, an underarm and side torso mesh panelling and a sleek V-shaped crossover neck collar with reinforced bar tacks. The major change in the Cronulla Sharks’ home jersey is the new sponsor print on the jersey’s front.
Gold Coast Titans
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The Gold Coast Titans will be paying their homage for when the team started as they will bring back the iconic colour scheme of their first Titan home jersey on their inaugural season. The Gold Coast Titans home jersey features a sleek modern design that pays homage to the first Titans home jersey showcasing the team’s logo displayed across the chest and the back-neck part of the jersey is embedded with an “ESTABLISHED 2007” print, a very different jersey design from their 2020 home jersey. The home jersey’s main colour scheme have also changed. Whereas the 2020 Titans home jersey is mainly dominated by a navy blue colour with minimal yellow, the 2021 Gold Coast Titans home jersey has a gradient light blue to navy blue colour scheme with a yellow strip across the front, perfect for every fans and sports enthusiasts alike.
Manly Sea Eagles
The 2021 Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Replica Home Jersey features the iconic chevron across the jersey’s chest, showcasing and paying homage to the Sea Eagles’ history. The 2021 Sea Eagles’ home jersey is not that much different from their 2020 season, and fans of the team and sport are sure to love and appreciate the design of the team’s home jersey.
New Zealand Warriors
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Nothing much has change from the 2021 Vodafone Warriors’ home jersey compared with the 2020 home jerseys. The 2021 home jersey features the iconic blue colour scheme of the team’s inaugural season. The colour blue on the team’s home jersey pays respect to the team’s home and heritage, a reference to the flag of New Zealand. The New Zealand Warriors’ home jersey also features a Southern Cross design at the back neck, representing the fans and community that have stood behind the team. The NRL Telstra Premiership and Warriors logos on the chest and Canterbury logos are embroidered and the other logos are sublimated.
New jersey designs or none, the most important thing is that we, as fans, should always show how much we care and support our favourite teams. This 2021 season is still a challenging one as the players, coaches and the entire organization are still in the middle of adjusting for the new system caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Let us tirelessly don the NRL jerseys of our teams and together, move forward to face the challenges this season has to offer. And if you are a true fan of the sport, then nothing beats owning your very own rugby league jerseys of your favourite team.