Are you ready for the 2023 Rugby World Cup?
If so, you’ll be glad to know that teams have begun releasing their new shirts for the biggest rugby tournament.
Ahead of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, let’s take a look and see what makes each shirt unique from Doosan’s perspective!Meanwhile,welcome to customize your own jersey and support your team as a fan！
The hosts’ new jersey supplied by Le Coq Sportif is a slightly different colour than the ones France donned during the Autumn Nations Series last year and the 2023 Six Nations. The change in the blue shade is attributed to reflect the France flag, with the players also set to wear red socks and white shorts. They, too, have a white alternative kit with a blue outline.
The Wallabies have a permanent First Nations design component on their primary strip for the first time for a World Cup. There is also an upgrade to the Coat of Arms, while the 2023 ASICS Wallabies Alternate Jersey is a sleek white jersey.
New Zealand All Blacks
The All Blacks 2023 kit hasn’t been too well received, with the new silver fern design covering the jersey proving to be more of a miss than a hit. While most have bayed for the return of collars to rugby jerseys, adidas’ attempt to bring them back has made this look more like a golf or cricket shirt than a rugby one. The All Blacks will don an all-white jersey during the World Cup, too, potentially in the opener against France.
Portugal make their first Rugby World Cup appearance since 2007 and are doing so in style. Os Lobos’ jersey has symbols of their flag with their red home kit featuring a green V-neck which repeats on the sleeve cuffs. Their alternate shirt is white with a knitted V-neck in green with a red stripe. The sleeves, sides and back bottom change to a pale grey and the same graphic as the home shirt covers all surfaces, with the five shields represented in different colours.
Nike have delivered two excellent jerseys for the Rugby World Cup, and while Los Pumas’ home kit has stayed largely the same since the last tournament in Japan, it is still a winner with a tidy collar and the classic blue and white hoops. The alternate kit has a major change, as the dark blue jersey features a diagonal white stripe. The inspiration for the kit is the Granaderos, who, led by national hero Jose de San Martin, liberated the country from Spanish rule in the 1800s.
Macron have produced a light blue jersey for the Azzurri with a two-button polo shirt collar, a slim white line, and white sleeve cuffs.
The jersey also features what Macron describe as a ‘stylised design of the laurel wreath present in the FIR crest, produced in a tone-on-tone dye-sub print.’
The white and blue alternate kit follows the same design with the side set to don white shorts with the home kit and blue with the alternate.
Scotland’s new home shirt for the 2023 Rugby World Cup is navy blue with a white-trimmed neck and sleeves. It also features two thin stripes on the sleeve, one of which is in Scottish Rugby’s own tartan green.
There is a distinct tartan design down the sides of the jersey, which has identified Scottish Rugby since 1991 alongside Scottish navy blue with green and purple shades of the thistle, Scotland’s national flower.
Los Teros’ World Cup kit has plenty of fanfare with the sun, which appears on their flag, featuring prominently on the home and alternate strip. They are set to don their new sun-inspired yellow jersey in three of their four pool matches against France, Italy and Namibia. The only time we are likely to see Uruguay in their traditional blue is against New Zealand.
Fiji have officially released their Rugby World Cup jerseys after an earlier leak. Nike have supplied and designed the kit for the Pacific Islanders with a classic white and black home jersey and a red and black alternate. In a statement revealing the jersey, the design was described as an embodiment of “the spirit and heritage of Fiji’s revered rugby legacy”.
Ireland and Canterbury have officially released the kit after the sneak peek of the jersey was widely slammed. The reaction has been mostly the same for the official release, with fans criticising both the green and white jerseys. The kit has been made from 100% recycled polyester, with Canterbury stating that it is ‘the most technologically advanced jersey’ the supplier has ever produced.
Chile will make their Rugby World Cup debut after qualifying as Americas 2. Los Cóndores have been supplied by Umbro and they delivered a stunning kit displaying the colours of the country with pride.
The Red Rose and Umbro dropped a classic kit with a very simple and clean-looking primary kit. The alternate strip is navy and minimal in its own right. The kits are part of the ‘From England with love’ campaign for the World Cup, derived from the passion of English fans in the stand and at home.
Canterbury and Japan have released the new Brave Blossoms jersey for the World Cup, and a lot has stayed the same from the strip they wore at their home tournament four years ago. The Japanese will wear a blue alternate jersey with gold stripes going diagonally. In a unique twist to the jersey, it is manufactured through chemical recycling and the new jerseys are made from older jerseys donated by Japan fans.
Namibia have officially unveiled their World Cup kits with the Africans going for the traditional blue home jersey and an alternate white strip, which “displays boldness, Namibian flair and pride.”
The Macron-designed Wales Rugby World Cup kit has impressed fans with a home red jersey featuring a tidy white collar. The alternate jersey is black and yellow, with both kits featuring Saint David’s flag colours. The words of the national anthem are also printed on the jersey.