Under Armour UK and the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) released the Wales 2015 Rugby World Cup home and away kits last week. The home uniform was worn during a subsequent loss to Ireland at Millennium Stadium. Both are now on sale at World Rugby Shop, Lovell Rugby and Kitbag Rugby.
The new match range will be worn beyond RWC and during the 2015/16 and 2016/17 international rugby calendars (including the 2016 and 2017 Six Nations tournaments).
According to the WRU: The new home kit heralds a return to the white shorts last seen in 2013 with a predominantly red jersey, which features ‘Oxblood’ detail across the shoulders. Oxblood was used in buildings like the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, on the Llangollen canal, where it was added to the lime mortar used to bind the masonry together following ancient superstition that the blood of a strong animal would strengthen a building or structure.
A trim of ‘Welsh Gold’, inspired by the highly prized rarity once found in Welsh mines, also adorns the shirt, white shorts and red socks alongside more Oxblood colouring.
Wales’ new anthracite away kit, which will be debuted against Italy in Cardiff next month, will also contain Under Armour cutting-edge technologies, as will the red and black camouflaged Wales Sevens jersey, out soon.
Ranked sixth in the world by the IRB, Wales will face competition hosts England, Australia, Fiji and Uruguay in Pool A of Rugby World Cup 2015.