A look at how MOB’s playing strip and off-field attire has evolved over the years
From its humble beginnings as a Wests jersey, the M.O.B. playing strip has evolved into a unique and dynamic beast. One element remains constant: Poo And Wee.
Each year the playing strip design is a mystery to the vast majority of tourists until it is ceremoniously revealed on the Friday evening of the Byron event.
Playing number on your jersey is your M.O.B. number, which is allocated to you when you first join and remains with you for life. Read more about M.O.B. numbers here.
The playing strip is complemented by off field attire, typically in the form of a brown wife-beater singlet.
The 2017 MOB Byron Sevens tour kit and theme is currently in planning. What on earth will it be next?
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M.O.B. Kit Design History
2016 was an Olympic year, and the first time Rugby Sevens has been at the games. So MOB felt it was fitting to create a kit that emulated our Aussie Sevens heroes, paying homage to the great game and sharp threads they were sporting in Rio. Of course ours was better than Australia’s because we had beer on ours.
The MOB World Cup
The 2015 Rugby World Cup happened to coincide with the Byron Bay Sevens, so MOB created a fitting tribute with the playing kit and entire tour theme including a range of activities to celebrate. Although MOB was not victorious, Rugby was definitely the winner on the day.
Like Monopoloy, only way more fun. We took kit design one step further and created an entire tour theme with activities included – a Byron Bay version of Monopoly, except a drinking game with all sorts of interesting challenges that shall not be reported outside the sanctity of the touring goup.
We assume the MOB identity each October, masked by our camoflage. So this year we wore it – a camo print comprising four elements of the MOB crest: Footy, Song, Beer and Boobs.
Nothing says west of Sydney better than a V8 Supercar. This was our tribute to the bogan muscle of a V8.
Wild Wild West
Gun-slingin’ sherriffs from the Wild Wild West of Sydney
Showcasing our Western Sydney heritage – a poo & wee flannelette shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a packet of Winnie Reds tucked in.
The ultimate on and off-field attire. This outfit refelected the refinement of the gentlemen of MOB.
Such a good idea that we gave it a second run. That and thet fact that we could behave badly and people simply thought we were Hawthorn AFL club.
So many similarities between MOB and an elite AFL team: the colours and um…the colours. Well at least it meant that if we were losing at rugby we could win at Aussie Rules (except we lost at that too).