SCOTLAND’S Rugby World Cup 2019 kit has been launched, and can be pre-ordered now via shop.scottishrugby.org priced at £99.99 for the adult male size ‘authentic pro shirt body fit’ version and £72.99 for the ‘replica’ version. The female cotton ‘replica’ shirt with 3/4 sleeves is prices at £61.99, and the junior sizes are priced at £58.
They will go on retail sale in the Scottish Rugby Store at BT Murrayfield on Friday 26 July, and at other official Scottish rugby retail stores across the globe from the 27 July.
The Scotland squad will have an open training session on the back pitches at BT Murrayfield on the afternoon of 26 July to coincide with the retail launch.
The kit is manufactured by Italian firm Macron, who recently signed a six year extension to their long-standing partnership with Scottish Rugby.
The supporting press release explained –
“The Scotland home kit is the traditional navy blue with the Scottish Rugby tartan featuring on the back and shoulders of the jersey and side-panelling of the navy shorts, paired with white socks.
“To highlight Scottish Rugby’s strong ties with Japan and its long-standing relationship with the Japanese City of Nagasaki, which will host the arrival and acclimatisation camp for Scotland’s Rugby World Cup Squad ahead of the tournament, the Nagasaki tartan is displayed under the collar of the jersey.
“Scottish Rugby signed a Strategic Alliance with the City of Nagasaki in 2016 and have made regular visits to the city to help support initiatives to promote the sport and the historic relationship with Scotland.
“An U16 squad drawn from nine Schools of Rugby across Scotland toured Nagasaki only last year and the ties to the city date back even further after Scottish businessman Thomas Glover helped the industrialisation of the country based out of Nagasaki in the 19th century and became a household name in Japan.
“The alternate kit changes from the current silver colouring to sky blue and again features both the Scottish Rugby and Nagasaki tartan. The shorts are also sky blue with tartan detailing and the socks are a combination of sky and navy blue.
“Both kits have the Scotland logo embroidered on the left-hand side of the chest, with the Rugby World Cup logo sitting on the right-hand side and the new Macron ‘hero’ logo featuring in the centre. The Saltire returns on the left sleeve.
“The kit is produced with the Macron-designed ARMEVO + Bodytex fabrics and brings back the Scottish Rugby tartan which featured on the extremely popular RWC 2015 kit. The Rugby World Cup jerseys are available in the Authentic Body fit jerseys (those worn by the players) and are also available in a replica jersey which is the carbon copy of the authentic jersey in a supporters fit.