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.”
— Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) September 22, 2016
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.
Unsurprisingly, there has been some resistance to an Irish jersey so lacking in the traditional colours of green and white.
No thanks! What team would Ireland have to wear other than the green or white strips? What happened to "Be See, Wear Green"— AJ McLaughlin (@AJ_McLaughlin7) September 22, 2016
colour is bleh.. design is nice though!— S Healy Photography ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@shealyphoto_com) September 22, 2016
But a lot of the reaction has been fairly positive.
@NewstalkFM it's not bad— Conz (@Mariocaprisun) September 22, 2016
unusual #IrishRugby— Peter Golden (@GoldenDublin) September 22, 2016
Let us know what you think.
If you like the look of it the jerseys are on sale now over at irishrugby.ie.