Harlequins have long looked flash in their famous quartered shirts – but now they will bring new meaning to that phrase with their new charity shirt.
Sportsmail can exclusively reveal the design for the kit Quins will play in against Wasps in the annual ‘Big Game’ at Twickenham on December 29.
In a first for a rugby shirt it will seemingly light up when captured by flash photography.
The neon colours will not visibly shine out from the light of the Twickenham floodlights
Designed by adidas it is designed to ‘come alive’ thanks to ‘colour reflective technology
Harlequins are renowned for their distinctive quartered jersey in blue, brown, red and grey
Designed by adidas it is designed to ‘come alive’ thanks to ‘colour reflective technology’ often seen in running and cycling gear.
However, it will look dull to fans in the stadium as the neon colours will not visibly shine out from the light of the Twickenham floodlights.
The shirt itself is a grey/black colour with a blue stripe on the left sleeve and a red one on the right.
Quins will play Wasps in the annual ‘Big Game’ at Twickenham on December 29
Quins have produced a bespoke shirt for their ‘Big Game’ every year, with some money from the sale of the jerseys going to charity.
This year £5 from the sale of each shirt will go to the Harlequins Foundation who support various community projects.
Quins play Wasps in the game after Christmas – it remains to be seen if former England coach Paul Gustard’s revolution will have taken hold by then, or is just a flash in the pan.