The Combined Nations All Stars today reveal their playing kit for the mid-season international against England on Friday 25 June.
Kit partner OXEN has worked with former Samoan international Mose Masoe to design a unique and attractive jersey which incorporates all Masoe’s previous clubs, and even replicates his own tattoos across the shoulder and sleeve.
Masoe suffered a career-ending spinal injury while playing for Hull Kingston Rovers last year. £10 from every shirt sold will go direct to the Mose Masoe Foundation, the charity set up following his injury to support to his family. The foundation will also support other Rugby League players who suffer spinal injuries.
The official shirt sponsor is leading roadside assistance and vehicle recovery provider, Green Flag.
OXEN CEO Lee Jenkinson says: “It’s been a real honour to work with Mose, Carissa and the wider team at the Mose Masoe Foundation in designing this year’s Combined Nations All Stars shirt.
“Working closely with Mose in the initial design stages, we were able to get a feel for what he’d like to see on the shirt, and we are delighted with the final result.
“Incorporating subtle nods to each of Mose’s former clubs, including his junior teams Randwick Kingfishers and the Wellington Orcas, and the replication of Mose’s own tattoos, we hope the fans will get behind this and help raise funds for Mose’s foundation.”
All Stars coach Tim Sheens adds: “I’d like to thank OXEN and Green Flag for supporting the All Stars and the Mose Masoe Foundation. The Exiles games that were played a decade or so ago showed the amount of overseas talent in the Super League, and by rebranding as Combined Nations All Stars, it’s expanded the players available from other countries who will be involved in the World Cup.
“Although we know one of the main aims of the fixture is to help Shaun Wane and his England team by providing an intense quality match as part of their World Cup preparations, I’m pretty confident that when we get the group together we’ll be determined to beat them.”
Sheens has named Wigan Warriors’ Jackson Hastings an All Stars co-captain, in advance of naming his other co-captain and a 19-player squad on Thursday 17 June. Hastings said:
“It’s a great honour to be able to represent my heritage, to play in front of Shaun Wane and to support Mose. The All Stars is a great concept, there are so many great players from overseas playing in the Super League and I’m honoured to be named co-captain.”
The Combined Nations All Stars shirt is available to buy now at eliteproports.co.uk
Tickets for the England versus All Stars game are available now from only £20 (adults) and £10 (under 16s) at eticketing.co.uk/rugbyleague . Due to current Covid restrictions a limited allocation of tickets is on sale now for this fixture, which is part of a historic double-header featuring the Women’s International between England and Wales.