England and All Stars release Tonga inspired jerseys and players love them

England and the Combined Nations All Stars meet on the 18th June at the Halliwell Jones Stadium as Shaun Wane continues his work towards the World Cup.

But in some ways preparations for the World Cup will play second fiddle to support for Tonga following January’s Tsunami with both sides set to wear Tonga inspired jerseys for the game with ยฃ10 from every shirt sale going towards the relief fund.

Moreover the first 250 people to buy the shirt will receive two tickets for the game.

On the shirt release,ย  Carl Hall, All Stars team manager and Pacific Islands Rugby League Group chair, said: โ€œLast yearโ€™s All Stars shirt was dedicated to the amazing Mose Masoe; this year weโ€™re seeking inspiration from the people of Tonga as they rebuild their lives following the devastating tsunami. โ€œMembers of the Pacific Island players group โ€“ in particular Konrad Hurrell, Albert Vete, Mahe Fonua, Chris Satae and Kelepi Tanginoa โ€“ have all been involved with the design, which reflects the regionโ€™s cultural patterns.โ€

Meanwhile, Lee Jenkinson, the CEO of Elite Pro Sports/OXEN, added: โ€œWe are again honoured to be involved in a project which is close to the hearts of so many in Rugby League. The All Stars shirt looks fantastic and elements of the design are incorporated into the special England shirt too, which means that anybody buying either shirt will be supporting Tonga as the nation seeks to rebuild.โ€

The shirts can pre-ordered here.

Plenty of players have since voiced there love for the jerseys with the likes of Konrad Hurrell, David Fifita and Peter Mata’utia tweeting how good they think the shirt is.

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