Canterbury, the official partner of Irish Rugby, has unveiled the new Ireland Rugby Home shirt which will be worn throughout the 2022/23 season, along with a range of training wear for all fans of the game.
The replica jerseys for the men’s and women’s teams are available from June 23 via Intersports Elverys, official sports partner of the IRFU, in stores and via Elverys.ie, and on Canterbury.com
This year’s kit design showcases the strength and unity of Ireland’s players, fans and supporters against tough competition as the men’s and women’s teams prepare for key test matches this summer. The Ireland Rugby Home Test Shirt features Canterbury’s strongest neckline. A subtle hoop pattern gives the shirt a modern twist, reminiscent of the stripes worn by Ireland’s first ever Rugby Test team which took to the field against England in February 1875. Deep Mint is used as a new shade of vivid and energizing green on both the men’s and women’s shirts.
Canterbury pride themselves on making elite performance kits for some of rugby’s toughest teams. Durable, quick-drying, moisture-wicking VapoDri+ material delivers class-leading performance, while the offset raglan sleeve flexes effortlessly, providing maximum flexibility when the ball is in play. is made from partially recycled fabric.
Underlined by the words ‘Made Stronger’, the new campaign celebrates the incredible Irish rugby supporters known around the world for their passion, sense of fun and commitment to the game.
The newly designed shirt will be worn proudly for the first time by the men’s team in their midweek match against the Maori All Blacks on June 29, before being worn for their first test against New Zealand at Eden Park 2nd of July.
Irish supporters can stand side-by-side with their heroes in Canterbury’s Ireland Home Pro Fit Shirt, an official replica of the Test shirt, as well as items from the new training and pro performance supporters range. The range of supporters incorporate everyday comfort and style and are available for men, women and children, both on and off the pitch.
Commenting on the launch of the new range, Simon Rowehead of global sports marketing at Pentland Brands, said:
“This kit marks the ninth year of our partnership with the IRFU, and we will be with the Irish supporters cheering on the Japan and New Zealand teams as they look to show the world that Ireland are ‘Made Stronger. ‘.
Commercial Director IRFU Padraig power said: “We are delighted to unveil our new range of Canterbury kits ahead of an exciting year for Irish rugby. We’re really looking forward to seeing our men’s and women’s teams proudly wearing the jerseys in both New Zealand and Japan over the coming months.
The IRFU is extremely grateful to Canterbury for its longstanding support of the IRFU and Irish rugby. In our opinion Canterbury make the best rugby kit in the world and we’re sure Irish fans will really enjoy wearing the new range and showing their support for all our teams at home and abroad.
Philip Staunton, Head Buyer – Team Sports, Intersport Elverys said: “The Made Stronger mantra for this season’s range perfectly reflects the hard work and strength that is at the heart of our relationship with Canterbury and the IRFU. We pride ourselves on being the local sports shop in communities across Ireland and being the designated destination where a young supporter picks up their first Irish rugby shirt is a responsibility Intersport Elverys does not take lightly. .
This summer’s exciting tours will hopefully inspire more children to dream of wearing the Irish shirt one day. We are confident that the latest offering will provide a diverse and desirable range of options for all supporters with an exciting year on the horizon beginning in New Zealand and Japan.
The new Ireland Rugby range is available on Elverys.ie, in-store and on Canterbury.com. The Canterbury Ireland Alternate Rugby Shirt, along with a further selection of supporter and training wear, will be launched later this year.