Serbia competition winner announced

TO celebrate the launch of the Serbia Rugby Union Men’s National Team apparel, STINGZ launched a competition giveaway to win one of the stunning 2020/2021 season home and away jerseys.

STINGZ’s social media followers were asked to like, share and comment, to be in with a chance of winning the jersey of their choice.

The competition was run across all of STINGZ’s™ social media platforms.

Congratulations to Ilija Djurdjevic, from Serbia, who will shortly receive his chosen shirt. 

The Serbia collection was launched earlier this year with a full compliment of kit, which includes full home and away strip, presentation polo, drill top and training jersey for the 2020/21 season.

All items use the dark red, dark blue and white colourway - paying homage to the national flag of Serbia.

The cultural motif-patterns, inspired by the Pirot kilims, or traditional Serbian weaved rug, appear on the shirts and on the sleeves of the presentation polo shirt.

The 400-year-long tradition of kilim weaving derives from southeastern Serbia. The figures on the kilims all bear colorful names like the Devil’s Knees, Tulip, Turtle, Queen’s Sleeve, Hook, Snail and Mirrors. These cultural motifs are mostly variants of branched geometric forms made with straight and diagonal lines, making them distinctive and eye-catching and the obvious choice for the STINGZ™ collection.

One theme that transcends these three items is the use of the Serbian tetragrammic cross, dating back to the Byzantine Palaiologos dynasty.

In Serbian use, the cross is usually white on a red background, rather than gold on a red background. The cross appears on the back of the collar of the polo shirt’s collar, as well as under the back collar of the drill top and the training jersey.

On the left sleeve of all three items is the Serbian flag, on the front left chest is the crest of the Rugby Union of Serbia (Рагби Савез Србије), while sitting at the centre of the front panel is the logo of title sponsors, global fashion apparel brand Giordano.

The presentation polo adopts a colour-block approach, with a dark blue body and contrast dark red sleeves and placket. The drill top is primarily dark red, with white side panels and dark blue upper body and shoulder panels and cuffs. The tetragrammic cross is ‘watermarked’ into the dark red portions of the front and back panels of the drill top. We have also added our own STINGZ pinwheel logo on chest, customized with Serbia’s colours.

The training jersey is based on our signature training jersey template, featuring a raglan sleeve design for a better fit for the players, and a transcending pinstripe hoop design.