Canterbury of New Zealand, the renowned rugby apparel specialist and Pentland Brands company, has revealed the new home and alternate kits for England Rugby 2018/19.
The new kit, which will be worn by the men’s and women’s team throughout the upcoming season, is designed to deliver the best in function and fit and the design uses a variety of St. George’s crosses, reflecting patriotism, and incorporates platinum and titanium colours, symbolising the strength.
Commenting on the launch of the new range, Simon Rowe, Head of Sports Marketing for Canterbury of New Zealand, said: “We spend significant time with professional players to get their feedback and insight and strive to create the highest quality kit that not only delivers superior performance and comfort, but also captures the spirit of the game within its design.”
The kit features a new one-piece crossover crew collar, for increased comfort; forward facing side seams, that allow the jersey to twist with the player; and VapoDri technology, designed to wick moisture away from the body and maintain core temperature.
England captain and Canterbury ambassador Dylan Hartley said: “Every player in the squad is proud to represent England, put on the jersey and wear the rose, so it’s great to see that English pride is reflected in the kit design. Every time we pull on the shirt we want to go out there, give it our all and make sure that we are constantly working hard and improving our performance. It gives us real confidence knowing we are wearing the best possible kit.”
The new kit will be worn by the England men’s and women’s teams for the first time at the Quilter Internationals. The home kit will be worn for the first time by the men’s team on Saturday 3rd November, when they come head to head with South Africa, and the England women’s team, when they compete against the against USA, on Friday 9th November. The alternate kit will be worn for the first time by the men’s team, against Japan, on 17th November and the women’s team, in their match against Canada, on 18th November.
The England Rugby kit reveal follows the launch of the latest brand campaign for Canterbury, ‘Own The Unexpected’ and will be available to buy from Monday 24th September in sizes S-4XL for adults and children’s sizes at www.englandrugbystore.com and www.canterbury.com.