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Official: Argentina 2015 World Cup Nike Alternate Jersey

On the back of their new home jersey launched earlier this month, Argentina have officially revealed their new alternate jersey to be worn at the upcoming Rugby World Cup in England. Like previous alternate jerseys and what you would seen Leo Messi wearing for Argentina, the side have revealed a dark blue alternate jersey. Los […]

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Official: Argentina 2015 World Cup Nike Home Jersey

Argentina have officially launched their new home jersey to be worn at the upcoming 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Rugby Championship. Set to be debuted against New Zealand in the Rugby Championship, Nike have given the Argentinians a classic hooped sky blue and white jersey. Five sky blue hoops and four white hoops […]

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Ireland 2015 World Cup Canterbury Alternate Jersey

On the back of the recently launched home jersey, Ireland have launched their alternate jersey to be used at the 2015 World Cup. Using the same jersey template as the new home jersey, the new alternate jersey for Ireland is coloured black with additional green panels on the sleeves and shoulders. The same chevron “ball-dampening’ […]

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Official: Ireland 2015 World Cup Canterbury Home Jersey

On the back of the England home jersey launch, the all new home jersey for Ireland has been officially launched. As one of the favourites for the World Cup, the new home jersey for Ireland again features their trademark green and white colours. Like on the England jerseys the ‘360° Loop’ neckline collar has been […]

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Official: England 2015 Rugby World Cup Canterbury Alternate Jersey

On the back of the recently launched home jersey, the hosts of the 2015 Rugby World Cup have launched their new alternate jersey for the tournament which kicks off in September. Supplied and designed by Canterbury, the all new alternate strip for England uses the same jersey template as the new home jersey but is […]

Rugby Shirts

Rugby Jersey's or shirts as they are now more commonly known, were until recently always manufactured from cotton. However, with the advent of cheaper far eastern manufacturing the more affluent teams now wear polyester and lesser sides a mixture of cotton and synthetic fabrics.

The latest shirts are figure hugging with little or no collars or buttons they are also designed to remove the water from the body quickly to aid cooling. The first examples of these shirts were worn by New Zealand and England during the season before the 2003 Rugby World Cup.

The designers also planned that they would be harder to grip and tear resistant but several England players showed that under the tough conditions of a rugby park the first versions were not quite as resistant as hoped. The technology of the shirt is still developing and it will be interesting to see what innovations if any come forth over the next couple of years.