The logo design competition for the 2019 Rugby World Cup was held on Tuesday and there was a lot of excitement around the competition, with many of the finalists getting their own logos.
The winners were given a short presentation by the Rugby World Cups chief executive officer, Jonathan Smith, before being given a choice of either a design that would be printed on their jerseys or one that would feature in the game.
The winner of the design contest was announced as one Richard Jager, who had previously worked on logos for the New Zealand Rugby Union, Australian and Irish Lions, Australian Rugby Union and the European Rugby Championship.
“Richard’s designs have a retro, playful feel and reflect the rugby heritage of Australia,” Smith said in a statement.
“The inspiration for the designs came from a desire to honour the Australian Rugby team and their iconic colours, the Blue and Gold.”
The winning design was a simple black and white striped jersey design.
The logo is a bit of a wildcard for the competition and it could also be used for the World Cup, Smith said.
“If we are successful in securing the World Rugby logo rights for 2019, we will be able to bring our design to the World’s biggest game, with a significant fanfare and an added level of exposure for the contest.”
A team from Australia and the United States were among the winners of the competition.
Australia and the U.S. are part of the World Tri-Nations, a six-team, four-team tournament that will take place in Japan next year.