Ireland's first training camp of the 2014/15 season has kicked off the new partnership between the IRFU and Canterbury.
Although players and supporters alike will be eagerly awaiting the launch of the home and alternate jerseys later this year, the Irish squad got their first taste of their new training wear yesterday when Joe Schmidt's men gathered at their team base.
Supporters can register for information on the new training kit on the brand new Irish Rugby webshop http://shop.irishrugby.ie.
Canterbury CEO Chris Stephenson said: "Excitement is growing around the launch of the new Ireland playing kit, however our training range also plays a large role in this partnership.
"The players wear this daily while in camp and their conditioning is critical to on-field success. We've worked closely with the team to gain insight and made sure it not only looks good, but performs to the high standard consumers expect from us.
"We are very excited to be a partner to the IRFU, especially on the verge of the 2015 Rugby World Cup and a team in the ascendancy under the guidance of Joe Schmidt."
IRFU Commercial and Marketing Director Padraig Power said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Canterbury. Their history and heritage in the game is second to none. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship which enhances and strongly promotes both brands."
The training kit provides some hints at the new jersey in that the green elements show off the new 'Bosphorus green' which the team will play in. Canterbury are providing a full range of training kit to Ireland including test fit training pieces, base-layers, contact shirts and luggage.
The Irish Rugby Football Union have opened a book of condolence at our offices on 10-12 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, for members of the public wishing to send their support to the Foley family.
Tickets are now on sale for the first ever Women's November International Series to be held in the UCD Bowl. Kids go free with any adult tickets. Ireland will face world champions England, top ranked Canada and the Black Ferns of New Zealand.
Tournament Director Garrett Tubridy sets the scene for an exciting weekend of rugby at UCD where 16 Women's Sevens teams will battle it out at for one qualifying spot for the Rio Olympics. Tickets are available from www.ticketmaster.ie/sevens.
Tadhg Furlong reflects on a disappointing day for Ireland against South Africa. However, he will take positives from his first Test start and be ready to build for the final match of the series in Port Elizabeth.
Paddy Jackson is preparing for Ireland's second Test against South Africa on Saturday (kick-off 5pm local time/4pm Irish time). The Ulster out-half has been checking out Ellis Park in advance of the match.
Nicole Cronin, the inaugural Irish Women's Sevens Player of the Year in 2014, is looking to make an impact on her return to the green jersey at this weekend's Rugby Europe Women's Sevens Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia.
The Ireland Women's 15-a-side captain Niamh Briggs was part of the Irish Development team that won the Amsterdam 7s title recently. Next up is the Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series in Kazan, Russia this weekend and then a shot at Olympic Sevens qualification at UCD on June 25-26.