Scotland launch World Cup jersey
June 28, 2011
Alastair Kellock models Scotland's new Rugby World Cup shirt with the change shirt to the left of the lock's head © Scottish Rugby/PA Images
Scotland have unveiled their Rugby World Cup shirt ahead the tournament which starts in September.
The jersey, designed by Canterbury, incorporates gold detailing for the first time in the nation's history and the latest fabric technology. The neckline was exposed to months of research and development, in which Scotland's players and coaches played a part, at Loughborough University. While all players have extra grip built-in to the chest area to increase their control of the ball, the front-five also have additional panels on their shoulders and lower torso to aid their binding in the scrum.
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: "We have been delighted to welcome some of Canterbury's senior product development staff to our training camps in order that we could play our part in assisting in the development of this innovative new kit. In international sport we are all searching for something that will give us a legitimate edge and we look forward to wearing our new Canterbury kit at the Rugby World Cup."
Chris Stephenson, Canterbury CEO, said: "The new kit is our most sophisticated to date and, as always, we have relished the challenge to release a tougher yet lighter jersey that will be showcased at this year's Rugby World Cup.
"We are proud to be associated with Scotland throughout and beyond the Rugby World Cup and it is our privilege to support them in the best way we can, with the best jersey a player can wear. We look forward to seeing them in action in New Zealand later this year."
The new Scotland change kit will have RBS branding and supporters will get their first glimpse of the team wearing the shirt in Scotland's Test against Ireland on August 6, with the shirt going on sale the day before.
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