Canterbury, the official kit partner to Irish Rugby, has revealed the new Ireland Rugby Home jersey that will be worn by the Men’s and Women’s teams throughout the 2022/23 season, together with a range of training wear for all fans of the game.

The design of this year’s kit heroes the strength and unity of Irish players, fans and supporters against tough competitors, as both the Men’s and Women’s teams prepare for key test matches this summer.

The Ireland Rugby Home Test jersey features Canterbury’s strongest ever neckline, first seen on The British and Irish Lion’s Test jersey last summer. A subtle hoop pattern gives the jersey a modern twist, reminiscent of the stripes worn by the first-ever Irish test rugby team who took to the field against England in February 1875.

Deep Mint is used as a bright, energising new shade of green across both the Men’s and Women’s jerseys.

The look is part of it but there is also the science and the most notable elements of that are a durable, quick-drying and moisture-wicking VapoDri+ material as well as an offset raglan sleeve which flexes effortlessly, offering maximum flexibility when the ball is in play.

With an eye on the environment, the jersey is made from part-recycled fabric.

The newly designed jersey will be worn for the first time by the men’s team in their midweek game against the Maori All Blacks on 29th June, before it’s worn for their first test against the New Zealand in Eden Park on 2nd July.

The Men’s and Women’s team replica jerseys are available to buy from today through the IRFU’s Official Sports Retail Partner Intersports Elverys, in-store and via Elverys.ie, and on Canterbury.com.

“We are delighted to unveil our new range of Canterbury kit ahead of an exciting year for Irish Rugby,” said IRFU Chief Commercial Officer, Padraig Power.

“We are really looking forward to seeing our men’s and women’s teams wearing the jersey with pride, both in New Zealand and in Japan over the coming months.”

“The IRFU are hugely grateful to Canterbury for their long-standing support of the IRFU and Irish Rugby. In our view, Canterbury make the world’s best rugby kit and we are sure that Irish fans will really enjoy wearing the new range and showing their support for all our teams at home and abroad.”

“This kit marks the ninth year of our partnership with the IRFU, and we’ll be with the Irish fans cheering on the teams in Japan and New Zealand as they look to show the world that Ireland is ‘Made Stronger’,” added Simon Rowe, Head of Global Sports Marketing at Pentland Brands.

“The Made Stronger mantra of this season’s range is a great reflection of the hard work and strength that is at the core of our relationship with Canterbury and the IRFU,” said Philip Staunton, Head Buyer – Team Sports, Intersport Elverys.

“We pride ourselves on being the local sports store in communities across Ireland and being the appointed destination where a young supporter picks up their first Irish Rugby jersey is a responsibility Intersport Elverys doesn’t take lightly.”

 

 

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