Scotland unveil new 'classic reborn' kit
August 1, 2013
The Scottish Rugby Union has launched its new home shirt for the forthcoming season with the kit sporting a design they label "classic reborn".
Supporters will get a chance to see the new kit, shown by Tim Visser and Stuart Hogg above, when Scotland run out against Japan in the first of their three autumn internationals on November 9. The shirt, made by Macron, was crafted by supporter Stuart Gray after he responded to a SRU competition asking fans to design the new kit for the national team.
"We're delighted to unveil our flagship shirt today, the first product of our biggest ever sponsorship deal," SRU CEO Mark Dodson said. "We have been blown away with the engagement from our fans with over 200 entries coming in since February. We believe this will be a very popular jersey with its modern design technology underpinned by traditional influences.
"I personally cannot wait to see the team and the fans wearing it for the first time at our game against Japan in November at Murrayfield."
Scotland and British & Irish Lions fullback, Stuart Hogg added: "I'm really looking forward to playing in the new shirt and I really like the traditional design that Macron and Stuart [Gray] have gone for. I remember when I was growing up seeing footage of Scotland's greats playing in a navy shirt with white collar, so it's going to be quite a thrill pulling this jersey on for the first time."
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