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Jean Deysel was bursting out of the new Ulster jersey at this evening's launch

The South African certainly knows his way around the Kingspan Stadium gym already.

LEINSTER, MUNSTER AND Connacht have all launched their new kits for the upcoming season and tonight it was the turn of Ulster’s players to take to the catwalk for the big reveal.

Schalk van der Merwe, Jean Deysel and John Cooney Source: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHO

New signings John Cooney, Jean Deysel and Schalk van der Merwe joined Ireland international Andrew Trimble at Kingspan Stadium to model the new home and away shirts.

The Kukri-designed home kit incorporates the province’s traditional colours of white, red and black while the alternate jersey is described as ‘black and duck egg blue’ in the press release.

Both kits will remain unchanged for the next two seasons and Ulster will wear the new away one for the first time in Thursday’s pre-season friendly against Wasps in Belfast.

“Kukri Sports has been a valued partner of Ulster Rugby for ten years and they have once again delivered a quality product for players and supporters to wear,” Fiona Hampton, head of sales and marketing at Ulster Rugby, said.

“We are now starting the fourth season of our current five-year deal and this new design will be retained for the next two years.”

What do you think of the new kits?

Jean Deysel Man-mountain Jean Deysel. Source: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHO

Andrew Trimble Andrew Trimble at this evening's launch. Source: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHO

John Cooney John Cooney has made the switch from Connacht. Source: Presseye/Kelvin Boyes/INPHO

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