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From rugby classics to cultural significance, here are our top 5 Rugby World Cup jerseys


Best Rugby World Cup jerseys, 2023, Top 5

Let’s settle the debate right here – what is the best Rugby World Cup jerseys for the upcoming 2023 tournament? Because the talk is already growing.

Us at Only Sports are not knew to this process, so trust that we’ve done the due diligence a list like this deserves.

Last year, we attempted to put an end to the debate over the best FIFA Men’s World Cup kits with our top 5 list. Similarly, we have done one for the best Women’s World Cup kits in 2023.

With 51 days of Rugby World Cup action, there will be no shortage of competition. Obviously all nations will be competing for the glory on the field, but ‘fashions on the field’ is also something to take pride in.

Some have completely missed the mark for this tournament, such as New Zealand‘s decision to ditch the all black look for the 2023 World Cup.

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All Blacks’ 2023 Rugby World Cup jersey design

As always, each country has released to kit designs that they will wear across the tournament; a home and away kit.

With plenty of jerseys in rotation this year, here are our picks for the best Rugby World Cup jerseys at the 2023 France tournament.

Best Rugby World Cup jerseys

5. Australia (Home)

The iconic green and gold is synonymous with union and are of course going to be in the top 5 best Rugby World Cup jerseys.

It’s divided some opinions, with it lacking the flare of the jerseys ahead of it on this list, however it’s a classic tradition design.

What works is the old-school emblem, rather simplistic design and unique grip-tech patterning.

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Wallabies Michael Hooper, Quade Cooper and Jordan Petaia modelling Australia’s Rugby World Cup kit

4. Tonga (Home)

Coming in at number four on our best Rugby World Cup jerseys is Tonga’s home jersey (see below), featuring the kupesi tokelaufeletoa traditional design within the fabric.

Like every national side for Tonga, their primary colours of red and white are maintained with the subtlety of the traditional patterns adding an extra layer of interest.

The tribute to Tonga’s ‘angafakatonga’ (the Tongan way) has made it a jersey rugby fans are eager to see on the field.

3. France (Home)

Tradition is running thick at the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the home nation this time around is keeping it simple with the two shades of navy blue kit.

According to French Rugby, the darker shade which has been used for the upcoming tournament represents the French flag, opposed to the lighter shade used throughout the past couple of years.

The biggest eye-catcher on the home kit is red rooster emblem that looks very retro, opposed to other logos around the rugby world.

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Tonga (home) and France (home) 2023 Rugby World Cup jerseys

2. South Africa (Home)

The current world champions have returned with some heat, coming in at the number two slot on our best Rugby World Cup jerseys list.

This is the first design made for the Springboks by Nike, after shifting from Asics. They have certainly lived up to the hype, keeping the classic South African rugby look whilst having smaller details to add interest.

Namely, the touch of the South African flag lining the underside of the collar and inside the jersey which looks incredible.

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South Africa (home) and Fiji (away) Rugby World Cup jerseys

1. Fiji (Away)

Topping the best Rugby World Cup jerseys for the 2023 tournament in France is Fiji’s away kit.

The alternate jersey has brought a certain type of flare to the competition that no other team has offered this time around, with red leaf patterns looking sharp and clean.

Mainly black besides those red leaves, and the shorts, Fiji have created one of the greatest rugby jerseys of all time and deserves to be atop the best Rugby World Cup jerseys list — it’ll take something special to beat it.

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