Canterbury and the RFU have released the England Rugby 2017/18 home and away kits. Both will be on sale at World Rugby Shop, Kitbag Rugby and Lovell Rugby in replica, player issue and classic polo collared versions.
According to the Rugby Football Union (the governing body of rugby in England):
The design of the shirt takes inspiration from ‘white noise’, the effect created by the sound of England supporters cheering the team on. The design, which creates a disruptive and textured effect, uses a variety of St. George’s crosses, reflecting patriotism and incorporates platinum and titanium colours symbolising the strength of those metals.
Canterbury has designed a kit that delivers the best in function and fit. The new kit features a new one-piece crossover crew collar for increased comfort, which reduces neck pump.
The forward facing side seam allows the jersey to twist with the player, aiding smooth movement. It also includes VapoDri technology, which is designed to wick moisture away from the body and maintain core temperature.
The new home kit will be worn by the England men’s team for the first time on Saturday 3 November, when they come head to head with South Africa in the Quilter Internationals; with the alternate kit being worn against Japan on 17 November.
Unsponsored versions of the England 2018/19 Canterbury home and away kits are also expected to be worn at Rugby World Cup Japan 2019 by The Red and Whites.