Irish Rugby | Canterbury unveils New Ireland home and alternative rugby jerseys



Canterbury, the official kit partner of Irish Rugby, has unveiled the new Ireland Rugby Home and Alternate jerseys which will be worn throughout the 2021/22 season. The newly designed jersey will be seen for the first time in competition this fall.

Replica jerseys for the Men’s and Women’s teams will be available on October 1 from Intersports Elverys, Official Sports Retail Partner of the IRFU, in store and via, and on

This year’s kit design is inspired by items found all over the island of Ireland. Modern, crisp vector shapes combine with flowing graphics that mimic the natural environment and represent the energy of a strong, united team.

Irish rugby player and Ambassador of Canterbury, Robbie henshaw commented,

“Canterbury has once again produced an incredibly comfortable, functional and stylish kit. I can’t wait to wear the jersey in front of thousands of fans at Aviva Stadium later this year.

The home shirt pairs a classic green with an eye-catching vector pattern on the sleeves and sides, while the alternate shirt is defined by an invigorating purple and jet black colourway and a striking pattern.

The all new Irish rugby jersey is one of the most advanced and durable to date. The Test jersey is made from partially recycled fabric, while the main body of the pro jersey is made from 100% recycled polyester. The jersey also features Canterbury’s strongest neckline, which was first featured on the British and Irish Lion’s Test jersey this summer.

Players demand comfort, performance and strength from their equipment to perform at their best. The new jersey has been expertly designed and tested with its signature lightweight, breathable Vapodri + fabric and adaptive sweat-wicking technology to keep players comfortable and allow them to focus fully on the game. Offset raglan sleeve flexes effortless, providing maximum flexibility when passing the ball, and a lowered underarm seam reduces irritation, reducing distractions during play. The jersey is ready for Ireland to face any team that comes together. present.

Canterbury’s latest kit is the product of a truly global innovation, design and testing process bringing together experts from across Ireland, the UK and New Zealand into one team without borders.

Despite the global pandemic, Canterbury’s support for men’s, women’s and minor rugby is unwavering. This new kit was designed in consultation with the Ireland Women’s Team, with their feedback built into the design. The kit underwent extensive testing in New Zealand throughout 2020, when it was not possible to test them in Ireland.

The launch of the home and alternative jerseys follows the launch of the new Ireland training and support range earlier this month – high performance technical clothing for training in the elements paired with comfortable, high-quality clothing designed for the stand or the sofa.

Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the new training range brings professional performance to the mainstream with weatherproof, lightweight and breathable materials designed to take any performance to the next level. The Supporter line combines classic comfort with stylish pieces for men, women, boys and girls to wear on and in between match days. Beanies, hoodies, t-shirts, pants and more have been crafted from premium fabrics and with a distinctive style exclusive to the range.

Replica men’s and women’s team jerseys will be available October 1 at, in-store and at The jerseys will be available in Test (as worn by players), as well as in Pro and Classic Replica for the men’s, women’s and junior ranges. This gives fans a wide range of options to support the team, whether it is simply from the couch, in the pub or from the stadium as the fans make their long-awaited return.

With Canterbury’s line of team clothing, grassroots football clubs across the country can run on the pitch in similar equipment to the game’s elite stars, using the same technology and the same neckline. This can be done through the customizable, bespoke team apparel business – helping your club perform at their best on the pitch. Visit to learn more.

Commenting on the launch of the new range, Sean Kavanagh, global director of sports marketing and sponsorship in Canterbury, New Zealand, said: “This is the eighth year of our partnership with IRFU and we are delighted to continue and deepen our support for Irish Rugby. There is no doubt that the past few months have been a difficult time for players and fans alike, but we look forward to seeing the men and women compete in the new kit and the fans returning to the stadiums to cheer them on in a near future. .

“Our role as the official IRFU kit partner is to provide the team with a bespoke kit, designed to meet the needs of players while providing fans with a range of stylish, comfortable and distinct replicas allowing them to show their support.

It is one of Ireland’s most innovative and sustainable jerseys to date and the vigorous global testing that has taken place has resulted in a jersey perfect for elite performance and with the corresponding style.

IRFU Commercial Director Padraig Power said: “The IRFU is very grateful to Canterbury for all of their help and support, especially over the past 18 months. We are extremely excited about the new range of stylish and innovative Irish outfits that Canterbury has produced for our male and female teams. We are really looking forward to seeing our teams burn out and perform and welcome the supporters back to the games.

Patrick Rowland, CEO of Intersport Elverys, said: “We are extremely proud to launch a fantastic range of new kits in partnership with Canterbury and the IRFU. Irish Rugby’s ambition for the future remains stronger than ever, which Intersport Elverys is proud to be associated with. We look forward to bringing exciting experiences and promotions to Irish rugby fans who continue to show incredible support.

The new Ireland Rugby range is available at, in stores and on

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