Ranking the World Cup jerseys as two more nations release fresh kits
Ireland and England will launch their kits in the coming days.
World Cup jerseys are coming to town.
We are still a few months out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup, in Japan, but most of the competing nations are into their pre-season campaigns.
Each country is well cottoned on to the fact that they can cash in with fans by launching not only one but two World Cup kits.
Rugby jerseys last about a year these days but only the very keen, and flush, will be rushing down to buy in all the new gear. If you're Irish, once you've got a splash of green on, you're flying.
Ireland are due to release their Canterbury-designed kits on July 7, with England unveiling their new jerseys to the world at a London event on July 4.
Of the 20 competing nations, six have released their World Cup kits so far. Our rankings will surely change as the days and weeks see new kits flood our senses but, as it stands, here is our top six:
(1.) NEW ZEALAND
Un maillot, une armure
Des joueurs, des samouraïs.
Inspiré des archives rugby de la marque & de l'armure des samouraïs, découvrez le maillot qui accompagnera le #XVdeFrance lors de la Coupe du Monde 2019 au #Japon 🇫🇷🇯🇵 @FFRugby#TuEsNotreMaillot #NeFaisonsXV #LCSRugby pic.twitter.com/Gu0n50ry9b
— le coq sportif (@lecoqsportif) June 28, 2019
(5.) SOUTH AFRICA
Nations due to release kits: Argentina, Canada, England, Fiji, Georgia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Namibia, Russia, Scotland, Tonga, USA, Uruguay, Wales.