Ireland’s women’s rugby team switches to dark shorts amid timing concerns

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Ireland’s women’s rugby team has made a permanent switch from white to navy shorts in response to players’ concerns about time constraints.

The navy shorts will be on display in Ireland’s opening Women’s Six Nations match against Wales on March 25, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said on Tuesday.

“The best way to make sure we do our best on the field is to remove any unnecessary distractions,” said Ireland international Enya Breen.

“It’s such a small thing to wear navy shorts instead of white, but for us it’s a big step forward [kit supplier] Canterbury and the IRFU.

“We hope it will help women at all levels of rugby feel more comfortable on the field so they can go on to perform at their best in the game they love.”

Canterbury is offering teams and players – at all levels – who initially bought white Canterbury shorts the opportunity to exchange them for a pair of a different colour, the IRFU said.

Some football teams, including West Bromwich Albion Women, have also changed the color of their shorts to reduce time concerns, while Wimbledon announced last year that they would relax their white clothing rule to allow women wear dark undershorts.

Explaining how Wimbledon’s dress code had worried her as a player, tennis player Billie Jean King recently told CNN: “My generation, we were always worried because we wore white all the time. -time.

“It’s what you wear underneath that matters for your menstrual period. ”

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