The All Blacks could be made to wear a light-coloured alternative kit in some future tests, including at this year’s Rugby World Cup, after World Rugby adopted a new uniform policy to accommodate fans with colour-blindness.
According to South African publication the Daily Maverick, World Rugby has quietly adopted a policy that will see nations wear ‘light’ or ‘dark’ kits to make it easier for spectators with colour vision deficiency, more commonly known as colour-blindness.
The policy, foreshadowed two years ago, was expected to come into practice in 2025 but World Rugby have begun working with nations to avoid kit clashes at this year’s World Cup, the report said.
The All Blacks have occasionally broken from tradition and worn alternative kits against France, most famously in the 2007 World Cup quarterfinal, due to the colour clash between the black of New Zealand and the dark blue of France, or when playing against Scotland.
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