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Here are the new kits that Leinster will be wearing for the 2018-19 season

The green and gold colours on the away kit are direct call-outs from the provincial Leinster flag, no less.

LEINSTER HAVE THIS morning unveiled their new kits for the forthcoming season, which they’ll enter as defending champions in both the Guinness Pro14 and European Champions Cup.

The traditional blue home kit will be complemented by a green and gold alternate strip as part of the first offerings from Adidas since they signed a five-year deal with the province.

Screen Shot 2018-08-08 at 10.05.06 Source: Leinster Rugby

The home kit “is rooted in the region and Laighean, the ancient Irish name for the province”, according to a press release.

“The jersey design takes inspiration from the people of Laighean, the name linking the ancient ancestors of the Leinster province to their expertise at throwing the Laighean, a green broad headed spear.

“This is represented on the famous blue jersey by a pattern of spearheads raining down — a bold look for the new kit. Tonal three stripes, collar and cuff are complemented by the contrasting Leinster crest on the left chest.

Screen Shot 2018-08-08 at 10.08.42 Source: Leinster Rugby

“Continuing the homage to the Leinster province, the Leinster Rugby alternate jersey for the season is a graphical representation of the 12 counties.

“The green and gold colours are direct call-outs from the provincial Leinster flag, once again tying into the history of the province as Leinster Rugby represents the 12 counties on the road.

“Linking into the home jersey and the people of Laighean, hundreds of spearheads are used to outline the individual counties in the pattern of the new alternate jersey.”

So, Leinster fans… what are your thoughts on the new gear?

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