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Springboks to wear white in crucial Ireland clash: 'We're getting on with the job'

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The Springboks will be back in white, but with hyper-jade shorts for their blockbuster Rugby World Cup Pool B clash against Ireland at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis on Saturday.

It's not a matter of kit wars, but an adherence to World Rugby's colour vision deficiencies.

The Boks were in their hyper-jade strip with full jade shorts for their 18-3 win against Scotland in their opening game in Marseille on 10 September.

They then reverted to their normal green and gold for their 76-0 win against Romania in Bordeaux as Romania's yellow didn't clash with their colours.

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Ireland, who will be in their normal strip of emerald green shirts with white shorts, were in white shirts and navy blue shorts in Saturday's 59-16 win against Tonga in Nantes, with Tonga playing in their normal red and white kit.

National director of rugby Rassie Erasmus said it wasn't a big deal for them to be in their change strip, for, at the end of the day, it was a Bok jersey.

"We all know about the colour vision deficiency initiative where World Rugby is trying to make a difference by helping people to be able to see which team is which," Erasmus said.

"We fully understand that and Nike chose to have the hyper-jade one that we sometimes play in.

"We as the Springbok team know we are representing our country. We have the Springbok on our badge. We understand some people like it, and some don't.

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"If you ask the younger generation, they love it; if you ask the older generation, they say a lot of tradition goes out the window.

"We, as players, coaches and management, are just