• The Wallabies new jersey, with elements of the First Nations uniform now permanently incorporated. (Rugby Australia: Andrew Phan.)Source: Rugby Australia: Andrew Phan.
It is the first time both an Indigenous design and the Australian coat of arms will appear on the team's uniforms.
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NITV Staff Writer

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8 Sep 2021 - 12:37 PM  UPDATED 8 Sep 2021 - 12:37 PM

A First Nations design will permanently adorn the Wallabies jerseys as they battle for glory at home and abroad. 

It is the first time both an Indigenous design and the Australian coat of arms will appear on the team's uniforms. 

The design, by Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding, is already to be seen on the First Nations jerseys, and will be incorporated into the playing numbers. 

It first made its debut in 2017, featuring 14 waterholes woven into the jersey to represent the 14 Indigenous players who had become Wallabies

The Wallabies will be wearing the new jerseys as the go up against South Africa this weekend on the Gold Coast.

The team will be hoping for an auspicious repeat of their memorable 2017 victory, when they overcame the All Blacks while wearing the First Nations jerseys for the first time. 

According to a statement from the Wallabies, they'll also be donning the new uniforms for their game against Argentina in Townsville later this month, which will cap off a week of engaging with local community, "with a link to country and culture a key focus."

"Throughout the week, the Wallabies will engage with the local Rugby community and members of North Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations as they look to broaden their understanding of their country’s history."

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