Canterbury and England Rugby have unveiled the England 2014/15 home and away playing kits which will be worn for the first time on Saturday November 8 at Twickenham, when the team take on the All Blacks in the 2014 QBE Internationals. Both are now available at World Rugby Shop, Kitbag Rugby, Canterbury and Lovell Rugby.
According to Canterbury: The most striking development of both the new home and alternate shirts is the iconic symbol of England Rugby, the rose, has been placed in the centre of the chest for the first time ever. The rose has united players and fans for over a century as they wear it on their chest with pride. Canterbury’s new design celebrates this by making it the centrepiece of the shirt.
The England 2014/15 Canterbury away kit sees a return to a traditional crimson red colour which draws on the heritage of the England Rugby rose and the St George’s Cross. The alternate kit will be worn by the team in the QBE International v Samoa on Saturday November 22.
With over 100 years of rugby expertise, the Canterbury team has continued to push the boundaries of innovation with their latest contemporary design, making the 2014/2015 England shirt the most streamlined kit in England’s rugby history.
Innovations included in the ‘Test’ edition of the shirt include a ball-deadening grip on the chest, and the Loop 21.4 collar, an evolution of Canterbury’s signature Loop 21 neckline which has been developed for enhanced durability. Triple-bar tacks are configured to increase the strength of the shirt at the usual vulnerable areas, vastly reducing the risk of rips and tears.
Additionally the players ‘Test’ shirt is designed to be worn tight, with Lycra cuff detailing and air-textured polyester ensuring the ultimate fit while also allowing flexibility, movement and comfort. The side seams have been brought to the back to reduce the stress point and seam breakage.
The core values of England Rugby are also emblazoned onto the reverse of the ‘Test’ and ‘Pro’ shirts, uniting fans and players by wearing the words Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship. The shirt represents the dreams not just of those who wear it but the millions who support England. As with previous years this is reflected with the slogan ENGLAND CONNECTED, on the inside collar of the Seniors and Womens shirts, acting as a reminder of the bond shared by the whole rugby family.