Breaking Tradition - Ireland 2016/17 Alternate Shirt
September 26, 2016
A colour-clash in international rugby is quite the rarity, but every now and again there is one so having a second option up your sleeve is a must nowadays.
We’ve seen in the past that tradition can sometimes be overlooked when designing an alternative shirt (let’s remember England in black at the 2011 Rugby World Cup and the orange shirt that Scotland sported from 1998 to 2000) and now it’s the turn of Ireland. This autumn we’ll be seeing the likes of Robbie Henshaw, Rory Best and Jonny Sexton running out in purple, or more specifically ‘plum’. It’s fair to say that tradition has certainly been broken on this one.
Kit manufacturer Canterbury worked closely with both the players and management during the design process and put a focus on the heritage surrounding Irish rugby. CCC took inspiration from Lansdowne Road, the historical home of the IRFU, and have included 4 gold bar tacks that link back to the embroidery found on the original Lansdowne Caps.
It’s no longer all about luck, with 100% commitment from the players and fans required. Will you be part of the committed? Head over to Lovell Rugby to order your Ireland 2016/17 Alternate Shirt today.