The IRFU and technical sponsor Canterbury have released the Ireland Rugby World Cup 2015 home and away kits. The traditional green Irish home and new look black change jerseys are now on sale at Lovell Rugby.
According to Canterbury: The new Irish Rugby World Cup 2015 jersey is the most innovative and technically advanced rugby jersey ever worn by an Irish rugby team. Available in traditional green and a striking black and green alternate version, the new jersey was worn for the first time in the Millennium Stadium on August 8th when Ireland take on Wales in the first of their Guinness Summer series matches.
Charged with producing a kit that looks better, feels better and performs better, Canterbury’s innovation team, The Canterbury Lab, has worked closely with members of the Irish rugby team and management to identify and find solutions to the psychological, physical and environmental challenges that the Irish rugby team will face throughout the 2015 RWC.
On the pitch, players will benefit from a range of innovations, including reduced fabrication weight, minimising moisture absorption for Canterbury’s most lightweight kit ever. Developed through position-specific 3D body-mapping the new jersey offers a super enhanced fit catering for the varied physiques of the modern rugby player. Adaptive fabrication with dynamic heat management properties ensures a constant temperature is maintained in any climate and Canterbury’s toughest 360° loop bound neckline with enhanced elasticity and shape retention has been designed to withstand every physicality of the game.
In a striking innovative twist the crest has been 3D injection moulded, developed through rapid prototyping technology to stand out in a way that merits the significance of the crest for players and fans alike.
Supporters can choose from a range of jersey options including the “Pro” jersey which retains the look of the jersey that will be worn by the team, while offering a more comfortable fit as well as a “Classic” jersey that offers a contemporary design on the classic collared rugby jersey.
To cater to the needs of the most committed rugby collectors, Canterbury has produced a limited edition RWC “Commemorative” jersey designed for those looking to own a piece of Rugby World Cup history. Only 2,015 of these memorabilia pieces have been produced and are available online and through selected retailers.