Irish Rugby released a sneak peak of the new Ireland jersey, ahead of September's World Cup, after it was modelled on the cat walk at Milan Fashion Week.
The picture shared is of Irish designer Jonathan Anderson - son of ex-Ireland international Willie Anderson - wearing the jersey at the in Milan, at the unveiling of his new collection.
While the jersey itself is does not feature the 2023 Rugby World Cup logo, it gives fans a fair idea of what Ireland's jersey in France will look like.
On Twitter there were many fans complaining about the appearance of the shirt, with range of different complaints such as, the colour being turquoise and not green, the similarity to previous jerseys, that it is plain and boring etc..
We will get to see the Irish team in these jerseys for the first time in their World Cup warm-up games in August, before the jersey is altered for the World Cup, with the addition of the tournament's logo and the removal of the Vodafone sponsor, which may make the jersey slightly more palatable.
Irish Rugby's Questionable Jersey Sneak Peek
It's going to be a no from me dawg. pic.twitter.com/JZqNV38AzI
— Master Of None Podcast (@MasterOfNonePod) June 19, 2023
Damn the quarterfinal streak might have to continue cos no World Cup winner can win in this 💀 https://t.co/XwEgvAvbwL
— Thala Msutu (@ThalaMsutu77) June 19, 2023
They requested 'D4 jeans'n sheux white guy husband-dad'. WTF was I supposed to do, with such a narrow creative brief?
The pay was AMAZING, but not worth the stick I'm now getting, nor the reputational damage to my brand.
I am therefore stepping down as IRFU Creative Director. https://t.co/yQeO6klihe
— Edward Jenkins officiel 🌐 (@edjenx) June 19, 2023
Why can’t we make a nice fucking World Cup jersey - literally between world cups our jerseys are class and then we come out with this shit which is identical to 2019 https://t.co/2yRTD3F9gP
— Jim Flano 🌐 (@jimFlanagan_) June 19, 2023