Rugby Boot Spotting – Super XV 24th and 25th February 2012

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The 2012 Super XV season kicked off on Friday morning with the Crusaders getting a narrow victory over the Blues. The games continued over the weekend when on Saturday, the reigning champions the Reds, scored in the last play of the game to snatch victory against the Waratahs.

The first rugby boots spotted is the England international James Haskell on his Super XV debut sporting a pair of Adidas R15 rugby boots. Elton Jantjies scored all the points for the Lions wearing a pair of Puma v1-10 rugby boots and Ryan Crotty helped the Crusaders to victory in a pair of the new Adidas f50 colourway. Percy Montgomery look-alike Joe Pietersen kicked the Stormers to a Week 1 win in the new Dresden Blue Puma v1.11s whilst Rob Horne wore a pair of Adidas adiPower Predator rugby boots in his sides defeat to the Reds.

James Haskell

Plays for: Highlanders and England

Wears: Adidas R15 SG Rugby Boots White, Black & Red

James Haskell  Plays for: Highlanders and England  Wears: Adidas R15 SG Rugby Boots White, Black & Red

Haskell made a big impact for his new side after coming off the bench. In the last play of the game, the former Wasps man was first to the breakdown and forced the opposition player to hold on to the ball on the ground effectively ending the game. A great start for Haskell in the Super XV.

Elton Jantjies

Plays for: Lions

Wears: Puma v1-10 Final Rugby Boots Team Gold, Green & Black

Elton Jantjies  Plays for: Lions  Wears: Puma v1-10 Final Rugby Boots Team Gold, Green & Black

The young South African scored all 27 points for his side against the Cheetahs which will have caught the attention of the other 14 sides. Teams will now know they cannot give away penalties in their own half when Jantjies is on the field.

Ryan Crotty

Plays for: Crusaders

Wears: Adidas f50 adiZero XTRX FG Football Boots Black/Running White/Electricity

Ryan Crotty  Plays for: Crusaders  Wears: Adidas f50 adiZero XTRX FG Football Boots Black/Running White/Electricity

It was Crotty’s centre partner Robbie Fruean who was at the centre of one of the highlights from the opening game (a huge hand off on Peri Weepu) but it was the number 12 who wore the standout boots. The adidas f50 is primarily designed for football however can be worn for rugby.

Joe Pietersen

Plays for: Stormers

Wears: Puma v1.11 K i Rugby Boots Dresden Blue/White/Lime Punch

Joe Pietersen  Plays for: Stormers  Wears: Puma v1.11 K i Rugby Boots Dresden Blue/White/Lime Punch

After spending last season with Bayonne, Pieterson made a successful comeback to the Super XV grabbing himself 21 points and helping his side to the win. Pietersen’s versatility and kicking game will make him a key player for the Stormers this season.

Rob Horne

Plays for: Waratahs and Australia

Wears: Adidas adiPower Predator XTRX SG Boots Black/Warning Orange

Rob Horne  Plays for: Waratahs and Australia  Wears: Adidas adiPower Predator XTRX SG Boots Black/Warning Orange

Unlucky to be on the losing side after an great all round performance. Horne put in a couple of massive hits and looked lively with ball in hand. The centre will be looking to secure a place in the Australia starting XV come the summer.

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10 Responses to Rugby Boot Spotting – Super XV 24th and 25th February 2012

  1. Neil says:

    Guys, was wondering if you have a date from which you will be stocking the new Crusaders (2012) kits? That have just started to be worn with the new super 15 season kicking off, cheers!

    • Jack says:

      Hi Neil
      Unfortunately Adidas New Zealand are not bringing the Crusaders, or any of the other New Zealand Super XV teams, shirts in to the UK for retail this season.
      Thanks
      Lovell Rugby

  2. Harry says:

    Just to ask will you be stocking anymore of the Adidas R15 SG Rugby Boots White, Black & Red that James Haskell is wearing, I was going to buy a pair but you only had them in 13s? Thanks guys

    • Jack says:

      Hi Harry
      Unfortunately we are unable to get any more in stock as this is an old colourway which has now been discontinued by Adidas.
      Thanks
      Lovell Rugby

  3. Blair says:

    Hi there,
    Do you stock any of the boots that Craig Joubert wears? I believe they are possibly a 118 pro, however have a black upper rather than a white.
    Cheers

    • Jack says:

      Hi Blair
      Unfortunately the black 118 pro FG boots have not been made available for retail in the UK.
      Thanks
      Lovell Rugby

  4. Giles Thorley says:

    When is the 12/13 Predator RX XTRX SG due out?

    • Jack says:

      Hi Giles
      The Predator RX has now been discontinued by Adidas and replaced by the Predator Incurza.
      Thanks
      Lovell Rugby

      • Chris says:

        Hi! Is it possible to wear the football predators in the pic with Rob Horne in a rugby match. If so, do i need to change the studs? Are they recommendable for a good and robust boot that will last (hopefully a year or longer). Reason I ask is, i like the Incurza but can’t afford it; but, I can afford last year’s football predators. I’ve been researching for weeks now (not just these boots) and still confused by the whole football/rugby divide. There should be clear guidance for customers, esp. online. Any advice would be gratefully received.

        Many thanks,
        Chris

        • Jack says:

          Hi Chris
          The football Predators can be worn for rugby. They use the same studs as the Incurzas so they do not need to be changed for rugby. Please note that these come up slightly thinner than the rugby Predators.
          Thanks
          Lovell Rugby

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