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Green and red have always been a tricky combination for blind people. Especially when the two of them are the colours of two countries’ rugby jerseys playing against each other.

Ireland and Wales are considering not wearing their traditional colours when playing against each other in future.

On 24 February, the two teams are facing each other again during their scheduled Six Nations clash in Dublin.

It might be the last time these two nations are seen in their traditional colours when playing against each other.

According to News24, one in 12 men suffer from colour vision deficiency and one in 200 women, globally.

For those who suffer from the deficiency, it’s almost impossible to keep up with the game as the colour combination makes it too difficult for them.

Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Abi Tierney said on Wednesday that he has “absolute empathy with those whose enjoyment is affected as a result”.

“Our current alternate kit is black, and we have used green in the recent past. Neither of these examples particularly help with the issue.”

Image credit: Rugby Travel Ireland

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