The Newcastle Knights and South Sydney Rabbitohs have both launched their 2018 indigenous jerseys.
The Knights will wear their jersey next Friday night when they take on the Penrith Panthers for Round 10 at McDonald Jones Stadium, which coincides with the NRL Indigenous Round.
The club’s 2018 Indigenous jersey was designed by past and present Knights players including Ashley Gordon, Owen Craigie, Timana Tahu and Connor Watson.
Each player contributed a piece of their history to local Indigenous artist and proud Bundjalung women, Elise Randell from non-for-profit agency Justiz, who painted the artwork that makes up the foundations of the jersey design.
Seven of the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players worked closely with artist Dennis Golding to create a their indigenous jersey, symbolising who they are.
The charcoal body is dominated by the powerful outlines of the five totems that represent our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players’ heritage: the crocodile, the praying mantis, the long-necked turtle, the hammerhead shark and the goanna.
To acknowledge those that walked before us and those who stand with us today, customary designs of indigenous artwork, including snakes and boomerangs, adorn the trim of the jumper.
Check out the jerseys from previous years below:
- 2017 NRL Jerseys
- 2016 NRL Jerseys
- 2015 NRL Jerseys
- 2014 NRL Jerseys
- 2013 NRL Jerseys
- 2012 NRL Jerseys
- 2011 NRL Jerseys