The 2007 Springbok World Cup-winning ensemble battles it out with the blue and white hoops of Argentina’s 2015 strip in the final round of the quest to crown the greatest Rugby World Cup jersey.
After dismissing France’s 2007 drip with ease, the Pumas’ kit narrowly outstripped the timeless All Blacks fit of 2015 in the penultimate round, setting up a decider with the Boks’ classic Canterbury jersey.
The 2003 World Cup served as the introduction of polyester threads in rugby, effectively creating a launching pad for the more aesthetic and technically improved jerseys that came about in 2007.
Exchanging Nike for Canterbury, designers opted for a less prominent collar, a tighter fit, and a more modern design in 2007 to create a kit suited for champions and arguably the finest Springbok jersey of all time.
With sky blue and white colours at their disposal thanks to the makeup of Argentina’s national flag, the Pumas have rarely put a foot wrong when it comes to showcasing a new jersey for the World Cup. Add Nike to the mix, and you’ve got a winning recipe.
— SA Rugby magazine (@SARugbymag) August 3, 2023
Settling on fewer hoops and a more textured jersey than their 2011 World Cup edition, the Pumas’ 2015 kit was a thing of beauty.