Canterbury, the official kit partner to Irish Rugby, has revealed the new Ireland Rugby Home and Alternate jerseys that will be worn throughout the 2021/22 season.
The newly designed jersey will be first seen in competitive action this autumn. The Men’s and Women’s team replica jerseys are available to buy now from the IRFU’s Official Sports Retail Partner Intersport Elverys, in-store and via Elverys.ie, and on Canterbury.com.
In language, we have grown accustomed to with shirt launches we are delighted to reveal that “the design of this year‘s kit is inspired by elements found across the island of Ireland. The sharp modern vector shapes combine with free-flowing graphics that mimic the natural environment and represent the energy of a strong united team.”
The home jersey pairs classic green with a vector pattern on the sleeves and sides, while the alternate jersey is in purple and black.
The Test jersey is made from part recycled fabric, while the main body of the pro jersey is made from 100 per cent recycled polyester. The jersey also features Canterbury’s strongest ever neckline which was first featured on The British and Irish Lion’s Test jersey this summer.
“This is the eighth year of our partnership with the IRFU and we’re delighted to continue and further our support of Irish Rugby,” said Sean Kavanagh, Global Director of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship at Canterbury of New Zealand.
“There is no doubt that the past few months have been a tough period for players and fans alike, but we look forward to seeing both the men and women’s side competing in the new kit and the supporters back in stadiums cheering them on in the near future.”
“Our role as official kit partner to the IRFU is to provide the team with a bespoke kit, designed to meet the needs of the players while also providing fans with a stylish, comfortable and distinct range of replica wear allowing them to show their support. This is one of Ireland’s most innovative and sustainable jerseys to date and the vigorous global testing that has taken place has resulted in a jersey that is perfect for elite performance and has the style to match.”
“The IRFU is very grateful to Canterbury for all their help and support especially throughout the past 18 months,” added IRFU Commercial Director, Padraig Power.
“We are hugely excited with the new range of stylish and innovative Irish kit that Canterbury have produced for our men’s and women’s Teams. We really look forward to seeing our teams run out and performing and to welcoming supporters back into games.”
“Irish Rugby’s ambition for the future remains as strong as ever, which is something Intersport Elverys are proud to be associated with,” said CEO Patrick Rowlands.
“We are looking forward to bringing exciting experiences and promotions to fans of Irish Rugby who continue to show incredible support.”
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