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The home kit is classic Munster red, with navy piping and white shorts. The names of the six Munster counties are embossed into the fabric of the jersey in a repeating pattern across the chest and body of the jersey.
Munster's motto, 'To the Brave and Faithful Nothing is Impossible', is embroidered into the inside neck of the jersey.
The alternative kit is white with navy shorts, and features navy/blue, yellow and green horizontal lines and red piping/logos to represent the various county colours.
Both kits feature the latest in adidas performance technologies, including CLIMACOOLTM.
A combination of performance fabrics, open mesh and ventilation channels keep cool air flowing in and heat and sweat flowing out ensuring players stay dry, comfortable and performing at their peak in even the most heated competition.
Speaking at the new kit launch, Paul Moloney, Head of Sports Marketing for adidas Ireland, said: "Munster Rugby is more than what happens on the pitch. It is six counties united behind their province, a legion of hugely committed fans, and a proud history and heritage.
"We wanted to highlight that in the new kit. We have enjoyed a hugely successful partnership with Munster Rugby for the past four years which has ensured that Munster players benefit from the very best in technological innovations in sports performance apparel.
"We look forward to seeing Munster wear the new jersey on the pitch next season."
Garrett Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of Munster Rugby, said: "The quality and design of the product that adidas continues to produce for Munster Rugby reflects the constant quest for success and high standards on the pitch.
"The jersey encompasses the cultural history of Munster whilst allowing the players perform at their peak. Munster are delighted to continue our partnership with adidas and look forward to the launch on Thursday, August 11."
There is also a complete range of training wear and off-pitch apparel with everything available to pre-order through the Munster Rugby Stores in Cork and Limerick and online here. All items will be available in-store from Thursday, August 11 and the jerseys are priced at RRP€63.
adidas and Munster Rugby are giving four Munster fans the chance to have the 2011/2012 home jersey delivered to them by one of the Munster players before the jersey goes on sale next month.
To be in with a chance to win just pre-order your jersey in the Munster Rugby Store in Cork or Limerick or online here before Thursday, August 4.
One Munster rugby fan will receive their new jersey delivered to their home or place of work by one of the players in a week building up to the launch on August 11.
The delivery address must be from one of the six Munster counties and entrants have to be at that address at a specified time (when delivery of the new jersey will take place).
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