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The new Wales kit for the next two seasons of international rugby was revealed by Under Armour this morning.
Inspired by the Welsh national anthem ‘Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau’ (Land of my Fathers), Under Armour’s new design is intrinsically linked to the Welsh landscape, using the topography of unique areas around the country mapped out on the shoulders with subtle stitching.
No two shirts will be the same as these contour lines, taken from maps, including Neath – the birthplace of the WRU in 1881 – Lampeter, Bangor and Cardiff are detailed in a unique way which is bespoke to each new piece of clothing.
Lampeter is widely believed to be the first town in Wales to have fielded a rugby team in the 1870s, Cardiff has pride of place on the kit as home of Principality Stadium and Bangor is a proud rugby city and founding club representing the North.
With the return of a classic-red top and socks against contrasting white shorts, the jersey that brings a proud nation together is set to be worn for the first time when Wales take on Australia at Principality Stadium in the Under Armour Series next month.