The world’s biggest rugby nations will go head-to-head in Japan at this year’s Rugby World Cup in September, which is just a few short weeks away! The participating countries have all unveiled their national kits for the tournament, but when taking a closer-look at all the rugby jerseys, which team will be donning the best when their time on the field rolls around?
New Zealand (2nd Strip)
While it’s relatively unlikely that we’ll see the All Blacks’ second strip, it’s one of the best of the bunch. Incredibly simple but beautifully laid out, the white alternate All Blacks jersey features a familiar crew-neck collar and an excellently embossed fern design in the chest area.
Argentina (1st strip)
Los Pumas have always had beautiful jerseys. There’s just something about the pale blue and white stripes that is synonymous with the South American sporting flair, and the Argentine’s RWC jersey hasn’t disappointed.
There’s just something about Italy’s shade of blue that does wonders for the eye, despite the Italians being on the end of a few beatings in recent times. Designed by Macron, the jersey features a primarily blue design, with the Italian flag stitched into the one side of the black elasticated collar. Another tiny but amazing detail is the the bottom part of the back of the shirt features an embossed Vitruvian man, representing the genius of Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci.
Australia (alternate strip)
Australia’s primary jersey isn’t anything too exciting, but their secondary strip is one worth taking note of. It follows a similar design of the primary jersey, but pays homage to the Indigenous heritage in Australia, featuring an aboriginal design across the shoulders, and a subtle green hue on the front.
Canada (2nd strip)
Canada’s iconic first strip red and white jersey is a looker, but their darker alternate kit is undeniably eye-catching. Featuring a black primary design with bright red trims on the sleeves and hem, the jersey is striking as it is simple. Throw in easily the best collar design (thanks to Canterbury) and you’ve got a winning formula.