The Scottish Rugby Union and new technical sponsor Macron have launched the Scotland 2013/14 home rugby union and home and away sevens kits. Released using the theme “A Classic Reborn”, both are now available at World Rugby Shop, Kitbag Rugby and Lovell Rugby.
According to the SRU website: Back in February fans were given the opportunity to submit designs to the governing body and, following an overwhelming response, a jersey drawing on the influences of many of the entries, which clearly defined what supporters were looking for, has been produced.
The shirt that Scotland will first play in on Saturday 9 November against Japan at Murrayfield is navy blue with a white collar. The traditional thistle design that featured on the 1990 Grand Slam winning jersey will be subtly embossed on the back.
The Scotland 7s shirt, which was also released at today’s fashion show, sticks with the more traditional look and varies with a purple shoulder panel across the top and white stripe detailing on the sides.
Scottish Rugby’s Chief Executive, Mark Dodson, said: “We’re delighted to unveil our flagship shirt today, the first product of our biggest ever sponsorship deal.
“We have been blown away with the engagement from our fans with over 200 entries coming in since February. We believe this will be a very popular jersey with its modern design technology underpinned by traditional influences.
“I personally cannot wait to see the team and the fans wearing it for the first time at our game against Japan in November at Murrayfield…
As well as the official playing jersey and premium Macron kit range a value for money line will be available, called the Murrayfield Collection, comprising of a traditional cotton rugby shirt, hoodies and polos.