The new Leinster home jersey for next season has been revealed by the Province and Adidas and has a number of design and sustainability features of note.

Visually it includes a subtle pop of yellow on the collar and sleeves that has featured on the home shirts in the past. The colour being different also makes the Bank of Ireland branding on the sleeves stand out more than normal.

It also features heraldic crests to represent the 12 counties of Leinster, always a key element of Leinster telling the story of the 12 counties rather than the Dublin core base.

The jersey is made with a yarn which contains 50 per cent Parley Ocean Plastic — reimagined plastic waste, intercepted on remote islands, beaches, coastal communities and shorelines, preventing it from polluting the oceans of the world.

The fabric contains at least 70 per cent recycled content in total.

The jersey will be worn for the first time in the pre-season friendly away to Harlequins on Friday, 2 September.

It is available to pre-order now from Lifestyle Sports