Why the Irish rugby team should be more proud of its kit
The team has worn a lot of different uniforms over the years, but the latest, which will be worn by the Ireland team in its first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Saturday, has taken things to another level.
The green and gold jersey has been the mainstay of the national side since the 1950s and was adopted by the country in 1998 as the new home kit.
The shirt was worn during the Six Nations championship in 2015, when Ireland defeated Wales in Cardiff.
It was then worn again in the Rugby World Cup and was again worn in Ireland’s victory over Scotland in Dublin last summer.
The national shirt is now being worn by Ireland at all four World Cup tournaments, and has become a symbol of pride for the country.
Ireland won the Six-Test series against Scotland in Cardiff and then again in Dublin, the first two Tests of the Six Championship.
The Irish will be looking to add some form of success to a season that has been plagued with injury and uncertainty.