To celebrate the centenary of rugby league in Australia the Jets went back to their original plain royal blue jersey, similar to what they did in 1997. This is a players cut jersey, not worn in a match but has all the tell tale signs, tapered waist and reinforced collar. Nice to see the 'Jets' badge make a return after it was omitted the previous year. Introduced for the first time in the clubs history was an away jersey. A necessity after the debacle of the the game in 2007 in Mt Smart Stadium vs Auckland Lions where the Jets had to wear the 2006 Sydney Roosters away jersey as the Jets royal blue clashed with the Lions royal blue jerseys. The design was a simple reverse of the traditional three stripes design, even up to the white 'N' badge, which looked odd on the white jersey. This jersey is a players jersey, they weren't released for sale as replicas. The other jersey that was released in '08 was part of the merchandise range that was done for all 16 NRL clubs plus the foundation clubs. The Jets were the only club to have a single colour, every other jersey in the range was a narrow irregular hoop design, this was because Canterbury had already taken the royal blue and white combination. Each of the clubs foundation year was on the back of each design.