SOUTH AUSTRALIAN INTERSTATE UNIFORMS (1946-1978)
A return to the 1941 uniform, minus the "SA" across the chest. From 1936 to 1941 the short-sleeved jumper had been the primary uniform with the long-sleeved version worn as an alternate. In 1946 this was reversed with the majority of players wearing the long-sleeved jumper.
1947-1955 (OFFICIAL UNIFORM)
Another National Carnival meant another design change. This was the second phase in the evolution of the South Australian jumper towards the modern and most well-known design. The vees were straightened and the sock design that had remained in use since 1930 was replaced by a much less cluttered look of red socks with navy blue tops.
From 1947 to 1952 the navy blue shoulder trim from the previous era remained in place. For the 1953 Carnival the shoulder trim was changed to red, matching the cuffs on the long-sleeved jumper that had been introduced in 1949 (see below).
1947-1955 (ALTERNATE UNIFORM)
In 1947-48 no long-sleeved version of the jumper was produced so players wore a red, long-sleeved jumper underneath as required. In 1949 a proper long-sleeved jumper was made available. The red cuffs on these jumpers did not match the colour used on the shoulder trim of the short-sleeved version until 1953.
A red vee was introduced at the neck and the navy blue and gold vees returned to a curved look, similar to the style first used 1936-46.
For the 1958 National Carnival a SANFL logo was added to the breast of the jumper and the vees became thinner, giving a tighter look to the top of the V.
From the 1961 Carnival the jumpers changed from long-sleeved to short-sleeved.
The shorts changed from the baggier style worn since the early-1930s to the shorter and tighter-fitting look of the 1970s-80s.
The SANFL patch worn since 1958 was replaced by a one-off patch worn by all SANFL teams throughout the 1977 season to celebrate the League's 100th anniversary.
The new SANFL logo (first seen inside the second zero on the 1977 100th anniversary patch) replaced the old 1958-76 logo.