The Scottish Rugby Union the alternate kit to be worn by all of the Scotland national rugby teams during the 2014/15 period. The new Macron shirt will be available at World Rugby Shop, Kitbag Rugby and Lovell Rugby along with the Scots’ current home kit.
According to the SRU: The senior Scotland team will run out resplendent in the red and gold of the lion rampant this autumn after the new alternate kit for the 2014/15 season was unveiled today at a supporters’ event at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
The new strip is the first to pay homage to the 1980s and 90s, when the flags festooned the terracing and stands at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
Complete with gold piping and a roaring lion embossed prominently on the back of the shirt, the kit is finished by a traditional polo collar, picked out in navy, to match the blue flanks of the jersey.
The players’ Test match kits are ‘bodyfit’, with a standard fit also available to supporters.
Scottish Rugby Director of Commerical Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, Dominic McKay, explained the thought behind the new style.
He said: “Scotland and the Scotland national rugby team have a huge amount of heritage locked into the saltire flag, which is reflected in our traditional blue and white colours. It adorns the team tunnel and will always have a special place at BT Murrayfield.
“Many of us can remember a time when the flag featured heavily at the home of Scottish Rugby, alongside the saltire, on many memorable match-days in the 80s and 90s.”
The new alternate kit will make its first outing at BT Murrayfield this November when the nation takes on New Zealand (Saturday 15) in the second of three Autumn Test matches, either side of games against Argentina at the same venue (Saturday 8 November), and Tonga, at Rugby Park in Kilmarnock (Saturday 22 November).