PICS: What do you think of Irish Rugby’s new alternate kit?

PICS: What do you think of Irish Rugby’s new alternate kit?

Canterbury and the IRFU have unveiled the new alternate kit for the 2016/17 season and it’s … different.

The press release tells us “the kit features a contemporary design with a range of innovative technologies developed to enhance performance on pitch.”

But they neglect to mention surely the most important fact about the jersey - it’s purple. Or is maroon more accurate? We’re really not sure.

Even Robbie Henshaw, brought out to model the new gear, looks a bit uncertain about the whole thing.

PICS: What do you think of Irish Rugby’s new alternate kit?

Unsurprisingly, there has been some resistance to an Irish jersey so lacking in the traditional colours of green and white.

But a lot of the reaction has been fairly positive.

Let us know what you think.

If you like the look of it the jerseys are on sale now over at irishrugby.ie.

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