ARGENTINA: A larger crest and slightly narrower hoops were the only differences from the 1987 edition.
AUSTRALIA: By now wearing Canterbury, Australia carried a Wallabies logo on the right breast and on the shorts. Predominantly green socks were used and would remain.
CANADA: The maple leaf crest had been simplified but otherwise the Canadian strip was unchanged.
ENGLAND: Realising the value in selling a distinct replica rather than a plain white shirt, Cotton Traders added red and navy stripes to the right sleeve. The shorts had an odd navy panel on the right-hand side too.
FIJI: Forbidden from having the Canterbury logo, the Fiji shirt also changed with the addition of a modified crest.
FRANCE: The cut of the shirt and collar remained the same but adidas's three stripes were nowhere to be seen.
IRELAND: The only visible difference from 1987 was the removal of the adidas trefoil from the shorts. The numbers on the back were now in green on a white square, however.
ITALY: As with France, a plain blue shirt with adidas stripes not allowed to feature.
JAPAN: Unchanged from four years previously.
NEW ZEALAND: Another country to wear exactly the same kit as they had in the first World Cup.
ROMANIA: Still adidas but now stripeless.
ROMANIA (alt): It was decided to wear red against Fiji, perhaps because of fears regarding the similarity of white and yellow under the floodlights in Brive.
SCOTLAND: A small inscription marking the World Cup appeared around the crest.
SCOTLAND: Scotland qualified for the semi-finals by beating Samoa at Murrayfield in the last eight, a game for which they changed to white. After losing to England, the alternative shirts were also required for the third-place play-off against New Zealand.
USA: The jerseys were the same as '87, with the socks now featuring matching stripes.
WALES: Identical to their 1987 kit.
WESTERN SAMOA:  Playing in their first World Cup, the Pacific islanders were in standard Canterbury attire.
ZIMBABWE: A slightly different hoop configuration to 1991, but nothing too drastic.
With the inaugural competition deemed a success, four years later it was held in the Northern Hemisphere, with all of the Five Nations countries hosting games and the final being staged in Twickenham. The IRB clamped down on advertising on kits with no manufacturers' logos allowed and adidas prevented from using their three-stripe mark. By and large, many countries had the same outfits as they had had in '87.