All Blacks to unveil new strip
July 26, 2011
All Blacks fullback Mils Muliaina is not getting sucked into the hype about the new All Blacks strip © Getty Images
The All Blacks will unveil their new strip against the Springboks on Saturday in the Tri-Nations clash in Wellington.
The All Blacks ditched tradition to wear coloured boots rather than all-black boots against in their opening Test of the season against Fiji last Friday. But despite the secrecy surrounding the unveiling of their new strip, New Zealand's jersey is unlikely to stray too far from the All Black strip, which is one of the biggest traditions in rugby.
Fullback Mils Muliaina, who will play his 96th test if selected, is more focused on New Zealand's performance against the struggling Springboks but admits there will be a special interest in the All Blacks attire.
"You certainly hope that the performance you put out on the track will attract more attention than what we're wearing, but hey, it is the All Black jersey," he told the New Zealand Herald.
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