Portfolio (Outdated) NRL Jerseys, 1908–2006 – inspired by FootyJumpers

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Inspired by @Mero’s fantastic website www.footyjumpers.com, this thread shall illustrate the jerseys worn in the NRL from its foundation in 1908 to 2006 and (probably, eventually) beyond.

Unless otherwise specified, the jersey/uniform in each image was worn in every match in the years stated.


Teams are posted in this order:
Eastern Suburbs / Sydney City / Roosters

South Sydney Rabbitohs
Cumberland
Newcastle Rebels
Glebe Dirty Reds
Annandale
Newtown Jets
North Sydney Bears
Western Suburbs Magpies
Balmain Tigers
University
St George Dragons

Canterbury–Bankstown Bulldogs
Manly–Warringah Sea Eagles (1947–99)
Parramatta Eels
Cronulla–Sutherland Sharks
Penrith Panthers (1967–2001)
Illawarra Steelers
Canberra Raiders
Brisbane Broncos
Newcastle Knights
Gold Coast–Tweed Giants / Seagulls / Chargers
Auckland / New Zealand Warriors
Western Reds / Perth Reds
South Queensland Crushers
Adelaide Rams
Hunter Mariners
Melbourne Storm
St George–Illawarra Dragons
Wests Tigers
Northern Eagles
Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (2003–06)
Penrith Panthers (2002–06)

League-wide changes:
1915 – Number panels introduced no later than this year
1940s – Wartime restrictions result in all teams altering their designs
1950s – Teams begin to sew their emblem on their jerseys’ left breast
1975–76 – ¾ length and/or ½ length sleeves adopted by all teams
1978 – Most teams update their emblem into logos

Logos:
1983–84 – NSWRFL
1984–94 – NSWRL
1995–97 – ARL / Super League
1998–2001 – NRL
2002–06 – NRL Telstra Premiership


Comment if you spot any inconsistencies.
 
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Early teams

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Eastern Suburbs, 1908–82

1908–14
ES 1908–14.png


1915–43 – Number panel added
ES 1915–43.png


1944–46 – Wartime jersey
ES 1944–46.png


1947–53 – Same as 1915–43 but with white shorts instead of black
ES 1947–53.png


1954–66 – Tricolour jersey
ES 1954–66.png


1967–74 – Lighter shade of navy blue, team emblem added
ES 1967–74.png


1975–76 – ¾ length sleeves introduced
ES 1975–76.png


1977–79 – Stripes added to sides of shorts, socks lighter shade of navy
ES 1977–79.png


1980–82 – Team name added to emblem
ES 1980–82.png


1982 – Summer jersey worn in Rounds 1, 2, and 3
ES 1982s.png
 
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Foundation team

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Eastern Suburbs, 1983–94

1983–84 – NSWRFL logo added
ES 1983–84.png


1985–93 – Updated NSWRL logo
ES 1985–93.png


1992–93 – ½ length variant of previous jersey
ES 1992–93s.png


1994 – Number font changed
ES 1994a.png


1994 – Alternate jersey
ES 1994b.png


1994 – Above jersey was occasionally worn with white shorts
ES 1994c.png
 
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Sydney City, 1995–97

1995 – ARL logo
SC 1995a.png


1995 – ARL logo, white pinstripes added to yoke
SC 1995b.png


1995 – Occasional white shorts
SC 1995c.png


1996 – New team logo, ARL logo in Optus badge
SC 1996a.png


1996 – Alternate/away jersey
SC 1996b.png


1997 – New ARL logo

SC 1997a.png


1997 – New ARL logo
SC 1997b.png


1997 special, Round 11
SC 1997s 11.png
 
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Foundation team

Lemon Boi

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Sydney City / Roosters, 1998–2001

1998 – NRL logo in green badge
SC 1998a.png


1998 – NRL logo in green badge
SC 1998b.png


1999 – Polyester jersey
SC 1999a.png


1999 – Polyester jersey
SC 1999b.png


2000–01 – New team logo, smaller yoke, different sleeve/cuff design
SR 2000–01a.png


2000 – Steeper yoke
SR 2000b.png


2001 – Everything slightly altered
SR 2001b.png
 
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Foundation team

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Sydney Roosters, 2002–06

2002–03 Home
SR 2002–03a.png


2002–03 Away
SR 2002–03b.png


2002–03 Alternate
SR 2002–03c.png


2002–06 Heritage alternate
SR 2002–06d.png


2004–06 Home
SR 2004–06a.png


2004 Away/alternate
SR 2004b.png


2005 Away/alternate
SR 2005b.png


2006 Away/alternate
SR 2006b.png
 
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South Sydney, 1908–79

1908
SS 1908.png


1909–14 – Myrtle stripes wider
SS 1909–14.png


1915–44 – Number panel added
SS 1915–44.png


1945–46 – Wartime jersey
SS 1945–46.png


1947–58 – Same as 1915 jersey with new socks
SS 1947–58.png


1959–64
SS 1959–64.png


1965–74
SS 1965–74.png


1975–76
SS 1975–76.png


1977
SS 1977.png


1978–79
SS 1978–79.png
 
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Foundation team

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South Sydney, 1980–94

early 1980 – First “Minties” jersey had a yellow number
SS 1980.png


mid 1980–82 – Stripe removed from back, white number
SS 1980–82.png


1983–84 – NSWRFL logo added
SS 1983–84.png


1985 – Back to traditional stripes, new NSWRL logo
SS 1985.png


1986–88 – ½ length sleeves
SS 1986–88s.png


1988 – Some players wore ¾ length sleeves in 1988
SS 1988l.png


1989–90 – All players in ½ length sleeves, new socks
SS 1989–90.png


1991–93 – Logos lower on front of jersey
SS 1991–93.png


1994 – Black shorts and striped socks return
SS 1994.png
 
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Foundation team

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South Sydney, 1995–99

1995 – ARL logo
SS 1995.png


1996 – Optus ARL logo
SS 1996.png


1997 – Lighter myrtle, white collar, new Optus ARL logo
SS 1997.png


1998 – NRL logo in green badge
SS 1998.png


1999 – NRL logo not in badge
SS 1999.png
 
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Foundation team

Lemon Boi

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Other Teams
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South Sydney, 2002–06

2002 Home
SS 2002a.png


2002 Away/alternate
SS 2002b.png


2003 Home
SS 2003a.png


2003 Away/alternate
SS 2003b.png


2004–06 Home
SS 2004–06a.png


2004 Away/alternate
SS 2004b.png


(NOTE: No white jersey was worn in 2005)

2006 Abomination (I can’t make this on MS Paint)
SS 06b.jpg
 
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Foundation team

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Cumberland, 1908

1908
CU 1908.png



Newcastle, 1908–09

1908–09
NC 1908.png



Glebe, 1908–1929

1908–10
GL 1908–10.png


1911–14
GL 1911–14.png


1915–29
GL 1915–29.png



Annandale, 1910–1920

1910–14
AN 1910–14.png


1915–20
AN 1915–20.png



Newtown, 1908–75

1908–14
NE 1908–14.png


1915–49
NE 1915–49.png


1950–75
NE 1950–75.png
 
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Foundation team

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North Sydney, 1970–82

1970–74
NS 1970–74a.png


1970 warm weather jersey
NS 1970s.png


1971–74 warm weather jersey
NS 1971–74s.png


1975
NS 1975a.png


1975 warm weather jersey
NS 1975s.png


1976–77
NS 1976–77a.png


1976–77 warm weather jersey
NS 1976–77s.png


1978
NS 1978a.png


1978 warm weather jersey
NS 1978s.png


1979–82
NS 1979–82.png
 
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Foundation team

Lemon Boi

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Other Teams
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North Sydney, 1983–93

1983–84
NS 1983–84.png


1985–86
NS 1985–86.png


1987–91
NS 1987–91.png


1992–93, ¾ length sleeve variant
NS 1992–93la.png


1992–93, ½ length sleeve variant
NS 1992–93sa.png


1992 alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
NS 1992lb.png


1992 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
NS 1992sb.png


1993 alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
NS 1993lb.png


1993 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
NS 1993sb.png
 
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jle101

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Excellent work mate. You've clearly put a lot of research into this. Have you thought about posting this project on a Rugby League forum somewhere? You might get a few more people interested in it than here.
 
Foundation team

Lemon Boi

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AFL Club
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Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
North Sydney, 1994–99

1994, ¾ length sleeve variant
NS 1994l.png


1994, ½ length sleeve variant
NS 1994s.png


1995, ¾ length sleeve variant
NS 1995l.png


1995, ½ length sleeve variant
NS 1995s.png


1996
NS 1996.png


1997
NS 1997a.png


1997–99 alternate (were slightly different in design each year, also had different ARL/NRL logos)
NS 1997b.png


1998

NS 1998a.png


1998 special, Round 17 (worn with different team crest)
NS 1998s 17.png


1999
NS 1999a.png
 
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AuntyBlindEye

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I don't think this is quite comprehensive enough.

Nah good stuff LB. It's always good to have more jumper nerds around.
 
Foundation team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
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2,492
Here and now
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Western Suburbs, 1978–84

1978–82, ½ length sleeve variant

WS 1978–82sa.png


1978–80 and 1982 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1978–80, 82sb.png


1981–82, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1981–82la.png


1981 alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1981lb.png


1981 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1981sb.png


1982 alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1982lb.png


1983–84, ¾ length sleeve variant

WS 1983–84la.png


1983–84, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1983–84sa.png


1983–84 alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1983–84lb.png


1983–84 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1983–84sb.png
 
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AuntyBlindEye

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This is just the start of a series of 402 images.

And I’d go into the 2000s but my trusty MS Paint can’t cope with the curves and gradients.

:lemon:
Haha fu** me that's a decent effort. I'll be along for the ride.

You need to get a "legit" copy of illustrator or Photoshop to knock about in. This talent it's too big for MS paint.
 
Foundation team

Lemon Boi

High quality
Nov 20, 2019
1,255
2,492
Here and now
AFL Club
Brisbane Lions
Other Teams
North QLD Cowboys, Las Vegas Bears
Western Suburbs, 1985–94

1985–89, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1985–89la.png


1985–89 alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1985–89lb.png


1985–91, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1985–91sa.png


1985–91 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1985–91sb.png


1988–89 alternative alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1988–89lc.png


1988–91 alternative alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1988–91sc.png


1992–94, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1992–94la.png


1992–94, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1992–94sa.png


1992–94 alternate, ¾ length sleeve variant
WS 1992–94lb.png


1992–94 alternate, ½ length sleeve variant
WS 1992–94sb.png
 
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AuntyBlindEye

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Balmain, 1908–1968

1908–1914: Black-and-orange striped jersey, white collar, black cuffs, black shorts, black socks with three orange stripes on top-fold
View attachment 806810

1915–1929: Wide black-and-orange striped jersey, white collar, black cuffs, white panel with black number, black shorts, black socks with three orange stripes on top-fold
View attachment 806811

1930–1939: Black-and-orange double-pinstriped jersey, white collar, black cuffs, white panel with black number, black shorts, black socks with orange top-fold
View attachment 806812

1940–1947: Orange jersey with black vee, white collar, orange cuffs, white panel with black number, black shorts, black socks with orange top-fold
View attachment 806813

1948–1952: (same as 1930 design)
View attachment 806814

1953–(approx.)1956: Orange jersey with two black vees, white collar with lace-up neck, orange cuffs, black number, black shorts, black socks with three orange stripes
View attachment 806815

(no earlier than) 1957–1968: Same design as 1953 with club emblem added
View attachment 806816

:lemon:
The 1908 and 1930 designs are great. I'd love to see a team with an orange/black kit.
 

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