Fittler welcomes alternative Origin strip

New South Wales coach Brad Fittler has welcomed a new Blues Origin alternative shirt which is scheduled to be worn for game II of Origin in 2019 in Perth.

“We pride ourselves on being innovative and this will be the first time in State of Origin history that a team has used an alternate jersey,” Fittler said.

“It aligns with our vision of taking a fresh new approach to the series, and the game’s decision to take Origin matches to new frontiers. We fully support any move to grow Rugby League’s showpiece event to even more fans.

“We’re confident our alternate strip will inspire a new generation of Blues supporters, and give the crowd in Perth even more reason to get behind us as we defend the Shield.”