Canterbury, the official kit supplier to the Ireland rugby team, has revealed the new Ireland rugby home and alternate jerseys that will be worn throughout the 2018/19 season.
The simplified and streamlined all green home jersey will be worn for the first time when Ireland travel Stateside to face Italy in Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday November 3, while the alternate jersey in teal green with dark blue accents makes its debut against the USA on Saturday, November 24 at the Aviva Stadium.
The product of Canterbury’s Innovation Lab, the Ireland home and alternate Test jerseys are designed to perform in the heat of battle where every line-break, bind and change of direction has the potential to change the course of a game and season.
The removal of stretch fibres increases jersey strength while the all new green low-profile neckline eliminates distraction and increases comfort. The end product is the most technically advanced Ireland jersey ever boasting enhanced strength, durability, flexibility, player comfort, moisture wicking and weatherproofing.
The range, available to purchase from today (October 1) in-store and online, offers supporters a wide range of replica and teamwear options that will see them stand out from the crowd.
Canterbury’s ‘One Team, Powered Up’ campaign pays tribute to the backbone of Irish rugby – the club, player, supporter, volunteer and parent, without whom there can be no international success. The new breed of Ireland player injects a fresh energy into the jersey and combined with experience, efficiency, strength, skill and raw emotion the Ireland team continues to develop as a powerful force in world rugby.
Commenting on the launch of the new range, Simon Rowe, Head of Sports Marketing at Canterbury of New Zealand, said: “This the fifth year of our partnership with the IRFU and we’re proud to have played a role in the incredible successes experienced by the team on the pitch and in the lives of supporters who’ve journeyed with them along the way.
“Function and performance is at the heart of everything we do but we acknowledge that looking good is a component of performance. We believe that this range offers the best of both worlds, an elite performance garment with looks to match.”
Padraig Power, IRFU Commercial & Marketing Director, added: “As we enter this exciting season for Irish Rugby, the IRFU is delighted to unveil the new Ireland home and alternate jerseys range in partnership with Canterbury. The kits will be worn across the internationals this autumn and we look forward to seeing the team run out in it in Chicago and at the Aviva Stadium.”