After Ireland’s latest jersey release, we’ve ranked all the World Cup kits
Ireland launched their new World Cup jerseys in Galway, today, and they did a mighty fine job of it.
The new, Canterbury-designed Ireland jersey is a simple, clean offering.
The green is a vibrant shade with thin white trimming. The World Cup emblem will sit upon the players' right breast and the designer logo lies beneath the circular collar.
This will be the 10th World Cup jersey worn by Ireland at rugby's greatest tournament. It is only right and proper, then, to rank the jerseys from top to bottom, starting with...
IRELAND JERSEY RANKINGS
The biggest arm-pitted jersey of all time. Bland, dogged effort that reflected the team. Got to a quarter-final before France sent them home.
This is in keeping with the rugby fashion of the time but it is fairly uninspired. Warren Gatland's side were dumped out in a quarter-final playoff against Argentina.
Humongous collars on a clean, old-school design. Pretty big crest too. So, so close to a semi-final. Damn you Michael Lynagh!
The simpler collar is just about the only thing that marks it out from its younger brother. Solid. Donal Lenihan captained this side to the last eight but Wales ended their dreams.
Canterbury are playing it safe for the World Cup and have produced a stripped-down jersey. There is little to spark the imagination - save the low, dipping collar - but it should prove very popular.
The latest offering. We prefer the away number.
Simple, classy, elegant, green. Need we say more?
This marked the fully fledged entrance into the world of strength & conditioning, and unforgiving jerseys. A brave effort from Canterbury was not rewarded with on-field performances. Pool stage elimination.
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*Updated from piece first posted in July 2015
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