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We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening.

The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one?

So, after a lot of considered thought, we’ve ranked all 14 home jerseys from best to worst.

If you disagree with any of our choices (and you will), head over to our Facebook page and let us know what changes you’d make.

14. Cardiff Blues

Home Jersey

Someone had to be last and we certainly didn’t take this decision lightly but there’s not much to praise in this design from Canterbury. From the gaudy sponsorship logos to the uninspiring pattern, it’s fairly dreadful. What really swung the vote here was this abomination.

13. Toyota Cheetahs

BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 01: Henco Venter of the Toyota Cheetahs during the Super Rugby match between Toyota Cheetahs and DHL Stormers at Toyota Stadium on July 01, 2017 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Photo by Johan Pretorius/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

They may well be the first southern hemisphere to kick a ball in the PRO14 but they’ll be doing it in one atrocious jersey. If we’re honest, they’re joint-last with the Blues. Hideous stuff.

12. Benetton Treviso

Again, what were the design team thinking when they settled on this creation? The dreadfully overpowering “Cofiloc” logo is one thing but camouflage effect in the green hoops is inexcusable.

11. Edinburgh

The subtlety to the logos makes up for the drab design of this one. There’s not a whole lot wrong with it, it just doesn’t do much for us.

10. Dragons

21.08.17 - New Dragons 2017-18 Kit - Dragons players, left to right, Hallam Amos, Ashton Hewitt, Gavin Henson and Cory Hill with the new Dragons home and away kit for the 2017-18 season

The black/red combination works a little better here than above and the pattern is generally much more impressive. There’s a bit of a question mark over those collars but it’s a pretty decent strip nonetheless.

9. Scarlets

We’re definitely in the realm of acceptable now. There’s a lot to admire about Macron’s latest Scarlets jersey but it’s nothing that special. Solid.

8. Leinster

Bank of Ireland Pre-Season Friendly, St. Mary's RFC, Dublin 18/8/2017 Leinster vs Gloucester Leinster's Mick Kearney Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

We’ve seen better Leinster jerseys in our time and we’ve certainly seen worse. Nothing to write home about but very decent nonetheless.

7. Connacht

Green can’t be an easy to colour to work with for the BLK design team but, in fairness, they’ve come up with a pretty good look.

6. Ulster

The competition is pretty fierce from here on in and the Ulstermen are a little unlucky to be this far down the list. It’s hard to go wrong with the slick white look and the only mark against Kukri here is, again, the sheer size of the Kingspan emblem.

5. Southern Kings

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs and CJ Velleman of Southern Kings at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Canterbury have pretty much knocked it out of the park on the Kings’ first kit in the PRO14 thanks to the bold design and general understated excellence. Lovely stuff.

4. Munster

Adidas have been in fine form of late when it comes to designing kits for the southern province and it’s continued this year. The three stripes on the shoulder is a particularly nice touch.

3. Zebre

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; CJ Velleman of Southern Kings in conversation with Tommaso Castello of Zebre at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It takes some genius to make up for the Parma logo on the chest but that’s exactly what Zebre have come up with. The black on the bottom fading into the white on top is a touch of brilliance and they well deserve a podium spot on our list.

2. Glasgow Warriors

This could be a little controversial but we’re sticking with it. The tartan pattern under the arms was a bold move but it has certainly paid off. As for the rest of the kit, sheer excellence.

1. Ospreys

You could disagree with us on this.

But you would be wrong.

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