The Scotland Rugby World Cup 2011 home and away kits from gear provider Canterbury were officially released on Wednesday. Andy Robinson’s Scotland team is grouped with Argentina, England, Romania and Georgia for rugby’s premier international event to be held in New Zealand this autumn. Both kits will be available at the World Rugby Shop Scotland Store.
Here’s a description of the Scotland Canterbury Rugby World Cup 2011 kits from the Scottish Rugby website:
The shirt, which incorporates iconic gold detailing for the first time in the nation’s history, features the new Loop 21 collar design and latest LYCRA® SPORT fabric technology, providing Scotland with the best possible on-field support from the strongest jersey that Canterbury have ever produced in more than 100 years of kit manufacture.
Throughout months of research and development — in which Scotland players and coaches played a significant role — the Loop 21 neckline was tested to destruction by Progressive Sports Technologies (one of the leading sports technology institutes) based at Loughborough University, to ensure maximum strength and durability.
Advances in Temex fabric and the use of LYCRA® SPORT fabric provide improved sweat evaporation, enhanced freedom of movement and superior shape retention.
The revolutionary construction of the jersey improves players’ ability to evade tackles and provides bespoke position-specific support to enhance movement.
Whilst all player jerseys have extra grip built-in to the chest area to increase friction with the ball, the front five have additional panels on shoulders and lower torso to aid secure binding in a scrum.
To improve tackle evasion, low friction panels make up the arms and torsos of the backs’ jerseys, whereas for forwards this fabric is centred around the lower torso.