The Welsh Rugby Union has revealed the brand new home and alternate jerseys that the Six Nations Champions will wear at the Rugby World Cup 2019, and on until the end of 2020.
The new home shirt is the classic red with an open white collar. The shirt also features a tonal quartered pattern, which is designed to represent the four corners of Wales united behind their team.
The diagonal shape to the quartered sections are also designed to represent a shield, in reference to the line, “Be thou still my strength and shield” from the classic Welsh Rugby hymn, Bread Of Heaven.
In what is a truly mad bit of detail, the angles of the diagonal lines are apparently at 18.81 degrees, in a nod to the founding of the Welsh Rugby Union in 1881. The ‘shield’ theme is continued on the WRU badge, which is contained within a prominent red shield for the first time.
The Rugby World Cup jersey features the Under Armour logo in the middle and the RWC crest on the right breast, while the regular post-tournament version features the UA logo on the right side on its own.
Also revealed was a brand new alternate jersey, which ditches the black and grey designs of the last few years in favour of a dark green design with the same quartered pattern.
Wales will wear their new kits for the first time for their World Cup warm-up games against England and Ireland, while the RWC version will debut against Georgia in their opening match of Rugby World Cup 2019.
Check out all the new Rugby World Cup 2019 jerseys in our full-round-up here.