Brumbies Rugby are proud to unveil our 2022 ANZAC Round jersey, set to be worn by our Super Rugby Pacific side in Super Round in Melbourne.
The main feature on the front of the jersey is an image of Simpson and his donkey, a classic WW1 ANZAC story.
22-year-old John Simpson Kirkpatrick was in ANZAC Cove on 25 April 1915.
Famously, he used a donkey to carry solders down from the front line, often risking his own life. The bravery of the “man with the donkey” became a symbol of Australian courage and tenacity on Gallipoli.
Underneath the club logo is some rosemary. Rosemary is an ancient symbol of remembrance and has particular significance for Australians as if can be found growing on the slopes of Gallipoli.
On the back of the jersey are some poppies. The red poppy has become a symbol of remembrance the world over as well.
The last detail on the jersey is the ode, which is written in the top orange line on the front of the jersey.