It’s lighter and stronger and, created through patented tecnology means it reduces heat retention. It will enhance performance and has good air circulation. The latest Ferrari ? No. A new jersey.
Canterbury of New Zealand have unveiled a revolutionary new jersey that will give the Irish rugby team, Scotland and Australia a competitive edge at the Rugby World Cup (RWC) in Australia next month.
Canterbury of New Zealand commented that this flagship garment – The Jersey of Champions – is a result of more than two years of research and development and utilises an innovative fabric that makes the jersey significantly lighter and stronger.
Canterbury of New Zealand’s brand new fabric, created through using patented technology from DuPont Textiles and Interiors combined with Canterbury’s existing Temex. fabric, means the new jersey is 25% lighter than its slim-fit predecessor and 10% stronger.
Canterbury of New Zealand are proud sponsors of five of the 20 teams competing at the RWC – Ireland, Scotland, Australia, Fiji and Japan.
Managing Director of Canterbury International, Richard Smith, says that all five teams are delighted to be wearing leading edge product that enhances performance.
With high temperatures and humidity forecast for the RWC, Canterbury
of New Zealand focused on reducing heat retention and have improved moisture management through this unique fabric.
Perspiration is drawn away from the body to the outside of the jersey, which will enhance breath-ability in strategic zones.
garment, have been positioned to enhance ease of movement and reduce irritation.
The loop neck construction (a Canterbury of New Zealand tradition) has evolved to offer less material for opponents to grab, but will ensure good
air circulation through the chest area and aid in the cooling of the body.
The different requirements of forwards and backs have been taken into consideration in the jersey design. Reduced stretch through the waist/hip area of the jersey will make tackling the Irish team more difficult.
Ireland and Ulster fly-half David Humphreys stated he is looking forward to playing in the new jersey at the Rugby World Cup.
“It’s going to be hot during the Rugby World Cup, much hotter than the temperatures that we usually play in, so at least now with the new jersey,
keeping cool will be less of an issue,” Humphreys said.
“The new jersey is very light and comfortable and it’s a great
design. It’s harder for your opponents to grab you, but it still looks more like a traditional rugby jersey.
“We’ve got the best playing gear for the Rugby World Cup…now we
just want to get out there and play.”