International Rugby Board (IRB) ranked #5 and 2003 world champions England have officially launched their Nike home and change kits for September’s Rugby World Cup 2011. The new kits will also be the England Rugby 2011/12 home and away kits. Both will be available at the World Rugby Shop England Store.
According to the RFU website:
For the first time the home kit (shirt, shorts and socks) is 100% white, while the new change kit is in complete contrast — a 100% black design, with the iconic English red rose standing bold and proud on both shirts.
Both kits feature head-to-toe innovation, with Nike technology at the very heart of the design to give players every advantage on the field. Every element of the playing kit has been tailored and improved to reflect player feedback from past seasons to make this the most complete England Rugby kit to date…
The tight-fitting playing shirt is made of Nike Dri FIT fabric – a technology engineered to provide sweat management for athletes, pulling moisture away from the body to optimize player temperature and help them keep them cool and dry. All materials are strength-tested at Loughborough University to ensure they remain strong but flexible on game day to prevent tearing.