HUDDERSFIELD Giants have today launched a new-look home shirt for Super League IX.
In a move away from the traditional claret and gold hoops, the Giants have gone for a far plainer look, although obviously retaining the famous club colours.
The Super League squad took delivery of the first batch of shirts this morning, with the strip going on general sale at the McAlpine Stadium shop on Saturday morning.
That's the first time the club has been able to put its new Super League shirts on sale before Christmas - and that's a fact that has delighted Giants chairman Ken Davy.
"It's taken a lot of hard work and effort to get the shirts on sale before Christmas, but we've done it," said Mr Davy.
"And we're extremely hopeful that it will prove a popular seller.
"Everyone that's had a sneak preview thinks it's outstanding, and I'm sure the fans will agree.
"They should also be pleased we've made the Christmas deadline.
"A lot of people at the club have worked tremendously hard to make this possible, just as they have for helping us achieve record pre-Christmas season-ticket sales.
"These are good times for the Giants, and achieving bumper sales on new shirts would give us a great start to the new year."
Shirt prices remain the same as last season, with adult sizes costing £43 and children's £37.
The Giants are not, however, changing the design of their away black shirt.
The only changes to last year's highly popular design are the main sponsors' logo - now Dual Seal Glass Ltd - although they are not yet on sale.