With the new season just 7 days away most sides have now released their new kits for 2013. As always many of them have divided opinion whilst the Widnes and Huddersfield away shirts seem to have unified opinion. They’re terrible.
Here are my votes for the five worst shirts in Super League history (in no particular order):
Wigan Home 2011
Wigan Chairman Ian Lenagan announced that every 3 years would see Wigan release an “experimental” shirt design as opposed to the traditional hoops. Hopefully the 2014 design will be better than this one which looked as though it had run in the wash. I was a fan of the Warrior design in 1997 and in its defence to those who weren’t…….at least it was red.
Huddersfield Away 2012
I’m not sure what the design team were trying at Huddersfield with this paintball effect but it clearly didn’t work. Should have been released alongside a government health warning.
It doesn’t matter which year you’re talking about with this one as all the Quins shirts from that era were awful. I know it was out of their hands due to the partnership with the Rugby Union side and hopefully London Broncos will never come up with something as terrible.
Bradford Home 2010
The 2010 Bradford home shirt was quite a nice design originally. A plain white middle with red, amber and black sleeves. That was until some kid with a paintbrush was set loose on it and the whole design was ruined. In defence of the Bulls, most of the KooGa shirts from that year were similar.
Bradford Away 2004
It seems that the design team at Odsal were colour blind long before KooGa took over as their kit partner. They wore this ISC design in the 2004 World Club Challenge win over Penrith. Maybe if they’d worn it all year they’d have gone unbeaten.