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Voxpop: The new Wales rugby kit – great or grotesque?

The new 2013/15 Wales rugby kit was unveiled on 17 October and has since generated a sweet and sour flurry of verdicts.

Kit launch

On Saturday, after Cardiff Blues beat Toulon, I conducted my quest for answers in an epidemic of adrenalised fans.

Made by American sports brand Under Armour, who have outfitted Wales since Reebok’s reign ended in 2008, the new design is described by the WRU website as being: “Pervasively red” – a testament to the proud tradition of Welsh rugby.

 A reef of technologies corrugate the jersey, shorts and socks, including an Armour Grid husk, customised grips, sweat panels and a four-way elastic gusset on the shorts to provide flexibility.

Opinion generally seemed to side with that of Martin Hambly (39), who observed: “It’s tidy.”

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