We're less than a month away from Ireland's first World Cup warmup at the Aviva Stadium against Italy. It wouldn't be a World Cup without an official World Cup jersey launch, and this morning, the Canterbury shirt Ireland will be wearing in Japan has been released.
They have landed!
The new @IrishRugby @canterburyNZ Jerseys have landed at Intersport Elverys. Take a closer look! #DestinationRugby
Pick up yours in-store on online here 👉 https://t.co/siEyIV9Bpw pic.twitter.com/AvY4kpd1QD
— Intersport Elverys (@Elverys) July 12, 2019
It's green. The alternative kit is gray.
☘️ Turn The World Green
Introducing the Limited Edition Irish Rugby World Cup 2019 Alternative Kit.
Get your alt jersey now https://t.co/DCU3A27ViF@IrishRugby #TurnTheWorldGreen #IrishRugby #RugbyPlayer #RugbyGram #Rugby pic.twitter.com/6cT5sjVypi
— Canterbury🏉 (@canterburyNZ) July 12, 2019
Photos of the jersey had leaked online on British online retailers this week. The official jersey press release describes the decision-making behind the shirt:
The home jersey arrives in a familiar and distinctly Irish Bosphorus green with subtle white trim and is complemented by classic white shorts and a hyper realistic 3D silicon IRFU logo. The new Alternate jersey comes in a striking anthracite and textured white. The jerseys feature Ogham script for ‘Aontacht‘ or ‘Unity’, representing the unique coming together of the four proud provinces of Ireland. The neckline utilises an infinite loop V-collar, a continuous loop of elastic capable of withstanding even the toughest challenge, reducing breakage and enhancing player comfort.
What do you make of it? Is this the kit that will get Ireland out of the World Cup semifinals?