Saturday 18 August 2018

Revealed: Leinster's new adidas home and alternate jerseys unveiled

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Leinster will wear the famous three stripes on their jerseys this year and their new kit looks the business.

The reigning Champions Cup and PRO14 holders signed a five-year deal with German sports manufactures Adidas after their association with Canterbury ended and their first effort at a jersey looks like a good one.

For the first time four stars will adorn the Leinster jersey after their fourth European triumph back in May.

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The home jersey worn by Adam Byrne
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The alternate jersey worn by James Ryan

A statement from Leinster read: "The Leinster Rugby home jersey for the new season is rooted in the region and Laighean, the ancient Irish name for the province.

"The jersey design takes inspiration from the people of Laighean, the name linking the ancient ancestors of the Leinster province to their expertise at throwing the Laighean, a green broad headed spear.

"This is represented on the famous blue jersey by a pattern of spearheads raining down – a bold look for the new kit. Tonal three stripes, collar and cuff are complemented by the contrasting Leinster crest on the left chest.

"Continuing the homage to the Leinster province, the Leinster Rugby Alternate jersey for the season is a graphical representation of the 12 counties.

"The green and gold colours are direct call outs from the provincial Leinster flag, once again tying into the history of the province as Leinster Rugby represents the 12 counties on the road. Linking into the home jersey and the people of Laighean, hundreds of spearheads are used to outline the individual counties in the pattern of the new Alternate jersey.

"The adidas player jerseys feature Climalite ® technology to reduce weight and improve breathability during games. Formotion ® insights ensure that the shirts are suited to the demands of rugby and give our players a tailored fit."

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