Ireland's slick new away jersey has only one flaw 4 years ago

Ireland's slick new away jersey has only one flaw

Ireland's new away jersey features sleeves only a mother could love.

After the purple haze [below] of 2016/17, Canterbury and the IRFU are back on form.

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The partnership between Canterbury and Ireland has produced some lovely pieces of kit in recent years but last season's effort left a lot to be desired.

Ireland don't wear their alternate/away jersey too often so it only gets a couple of chances to impress. This season's offering goes back to the black theme that has so often served us well.

While more dusky than pitch, the new colour scheme is striking. The only flaw, to our mind, are the army green hoops around the sleeves. Either go full-on or leave it black.

It looks decent enough when modelled...

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But better again when you see if modelled by Leinster and Ireland trio Robbie Henshaw, Luke McGrath and Josh van der Flier.

Ireland play South Africa, Fiji and Argentina in November's Guinness Series of Test matches. It is likely that they will sport their home jersey against the Springboks so you might see the alternate in either the Fiji or Argentina games.

You can have a close look at the kit, and new Canterbury/IRFU gear here.