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There's a new Ireland rugby jersey on the way

New Canterbury strip will be worn for the first time against South Africa in November.

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HERE’S A FIRST look at the new Irish rugby jersey, which was unveiled this morning.

The Canterbury strip will be worn for the first time when Ireland take on South Africa at the Aviva Stadium on 11 November.

Here are some of the ‘highlights’ from the PR spiel:

  • “The kit features ground-breaking technologies designed to give players an in-game competitive advantage, where the smallest of margins can separate success from failure.”
  • “Canterbury’s innovation team has redefined the function of a modern rugby jersey through research, testing and professional consultation, resulting in the most technically advanced jersey ever produced.”
  • “Inspired by each of the four provinces’ highest peaks, the jersey’s insignia acts as visual distraction, designed to mask movement and allow players to slip through the tackle.”
  • “Player comfort and tackle avoidance have been enhanced with the inclusion of flatlock seams, triple needle stitching, increased sleeve mobility and a double layered loop neckline.”
  • “The jersey has also been tested to perform in the most demanding conditions with increased burst strength and durability allowing it withstand everything the modern game can throw at it.”
  • “Each jersey has its own unique sequential numbered security authenticator giving you a truly one of a kind piece of kit.”

So there you go.

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