HURRAH! The new Ireland rugby world cup jersey is here at last
It's already one of the most hotly-anticipated sporting events of the year, and the rugby world cup is now just two months away.
Taking place in England from September 18 to October 31, Ireland will be expected to perform well – emerging top of Pool D, a group which also boasts fellow Six Nations teams France and Italy.
Here it is, the @IrishRugby #RWC2015 kit! #CommittedToIreland pic.twitter.com/yK8JKUa4aq
— Canterbury (@canterburyNZ) July 14, 2015
And at least now we know what the boys in green will be wearing: Canterbury, which is making the jersey for the first time since 2007, officially unveiled its design this morning in Galway.
The jersey is simple and classic – and has a striking similarity to the England jersey (probably because they're both made by Canterbury).
There is also a white trim around the neck and no collar.
The Irish rugby team is currently ranked third in the world behind New Zealand and South Africa.
Our best result in a world cup is still the quarter finals stage; we've made it that far five times, most recently in 2011 when the tournament was held in New Zealand.