Kitted Out – Pool A

Sharing Sunday: A new blogger who’s doing some fun stuff and here he’s looking at the kits of the world cup teams.

The Odd-Shaped Balls

Another World Cup, another batch of kits. Twenty, in fact, from an array of manufacturers. Kit aficionado Jack Fitzgerald is here to give you a low down on this year’s kits.

Pool A



It’s not often we hear terms such as ‘fabrication’ when it comes to kits. However Canterbury have done just that with what they call their ‘most lightweight kit ever’. Featuring ‘ball-deadening’ grip chevrons on the chest, England’s kit this time around is one for the purists. A quite simplistic look for the hosts, with little details that make a difference such as an ‘3D’ injection molded crest and an embroidered Webb Ellis Cup on the arm representing their 2003 conquest. The change red kit features the same details, but the sleeves are a different shade to the base giving it a slightly fussy look.

Rating: 9/10



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