Ireland’s first training camp of the 2014/15 season has kicked off the new partnership between the IRFU and Canterbury.
Although players and fans alike will be eagerly awaiting the launch of the home and alternate jerseys later this year, the Irish team got their first taste of their new training wear On August 11 when the squad gathered at their Carton House hotel base.
Canterbury CEO Chris Stephenson says: “I can feel the excitement growing around the launch of the new playing kit, however our training range also plays an important role.
“The players wear this daily during camp and their conditioning is critical to on-field success.
“We’ve worked closely with the team to gain insight and made sure it not only looks good, but performs to the high standard you’d expect from us.
“We are very excited to be a partner to the IRFU, especially on the verge of RWC 2015 and a team in the ascendancy under the guidance of Joe Schmidt.”
The training kit provides some clues as to the look of the new jersey, in that the green elements show off the new ‘Bosphorus green’ the team will play in.
Canterbury is providing a full range of training kit to Ireland, including test fit training pieces, baselayers, contact shirts and luggage.