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All-white Boks tackle Ireland?

SA Rugby has confirmed the Springboks will wear an alternate kit in the crucial World Cup match against Ireland on Saturday.

A clash of kits is anticipated when the dark green South Africa take on emerald-green Ireland in the Pool B encounter in Paris, and in order to avoid that situation, the Boks will be clad in white jerseys for the clash.

A statement from SA Rugby read:

South Africa’s first alternate is hyper-jade and white; the second alternate is white with a hyper-jade collar.

The second alternate (all white) will be worn against Ireland as the hyper-jade is too like Ireland’s green jersey.

South Africa’s jade-coloured alternate kit, worn in their World Cup opener against Scotland, has been met with mixed reception.

“The Springboks are not permitted to wear the green and gold jersey in every Test match – as much as we would like to,” a SA Rugby spokesperson said.

“The alternative jersey colour is white, but Nike proposed enhancing the plain look with a modern design drawing on various influences in a new combination to appeal to a new and wider audience. It was presented to senior Springboks, who gave it their seal of approval.”


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