Now here’s an unexpected place to see your favorite Marvel super heroes pop up: in professional rugby.
That’s happening right now, courtesy of the National Rugby League of Australia. Five different NRL teams are wearing kits (that’s rugby and soccer talk for uniforms) based on five different Marvel super heroes. Here’s who’s dressing as who:
- Manly Warringah Sea Eagles – Wolverine
- Sydney Roosters – Captain America
- St. George Illawarra Dragons – Iron Man
- North Queensland Cowboys – Thor
- Canberra Raiders – Hulk
You can find out more about the teams and players dressing as super heroes at the official site cooked up by ISC, the company producing the kits. The teams will wear them in action this weekend, August 1 through August 3.
Naturally, you can also buy the jerseys in both adult and kids sizes, because what’s the point of a promotion like this if you can’t profit from it too? The jerseys are pretty cool, and they’d definitely be conversation starters here in the U.S., where there’s no such thing as pro rugby. It’s a little strange, though, to see the super heroes’ symbols share space with corporate sponsor names. That’s an arrangement that DC hero Booster Gold would probably endorse.
There’s only one question I have after this: can we see something like this in America soon please? NBA, MLS … anyone?