RUGBY: New Ireland alternate kit unveiled

The new Ireland rugby alternate kit has been unveiled for the 2016/17 season.

The new Ireland kit

The shirt features a contemporary design with a range of innovative technologies which sportswear firm Canterbury says have been developed to enhance performance on pitch.

The new alternate kit focuses on the heritage surrounding Irish rugby. Taking inspiration from Lansdowne Road, the oldest rugby ground in the world and the historical home of the IRFU, 4 gold bar tacks link to the embroidery on the original Lansdowne Caps.

Designed for both players and rugby fans, the alternate kit features the full range of innovations present in the home jersey, including VapoDri+ which ensures the best performance in all weather conditions.

Working closely with the Irish rugby team and management, Canterbury say it has developed a kit that does not rely on luck, and is committed to ensuring the best performance for the team.