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Confusion reigns as Ireland sport clashing alternative jersey against South Africa

The clashing jerseys have caused some consternation among viewers.

THE OCCASION WAS set at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening as Ireland kicked off the first of their November internationals against South Africa.

Onlookers, however, both inside the the stadium and viewers on TV were baffled when Joe Schmidt’s side lined out with a jersey which was visibly difficult to tell apart from their opponents.

Conor Murray Conor Murray pictured during Saturday's Test at the Aviva Stadium. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

The dark grey shirt was released at the beginning of October by the IRFU, however viewers were confused as the kit clearly clashed with the dark green of their opponents.

Viewers initially thought that the smoke caused by a firework display had made the set of teams indistinguishable, however even after the air had cleared the sides appeared viably similar as the game kicked off.

Bundee Aki with Damian de Allende Source: Oisin Keniry/INPHO

Rob Kearney clashes with Dillyn Leyds in the air

Jacob Stockdale tackled by Damian de Allende

Johnny Sexton kicks a penalty

There were a host of complaints as many insisted the sides could not be told apart aside from the visitor’s white shorts and despite the green stripes along the arms of Ireland’s new piece of kit.

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