New Canterbury England 2018-19 Rugby Kit Stolen From Old Umbro England Kit?

UK-based sports company Canterbury today revealed the new 2018-19 England Rugby home and alternate kits. Shortly after the release, a debate started whether the design was stolen from Umbro's England 2010 jersey.

Canterbury England Rugby 2018-2019 Home Kit Features Similar Cross Design as Umbro England 2010 Special Edition Kit

The Umbro England kit that was released in 2010 makes use of the St George’s cross pattern, similar to the new Canterbury England Rugby 18-19 kit. The Umbro England kit was designed by Peter Saville.

According to Canterbury, "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."

The new Canterbury England Rugby kit is available from today.

The Canterbury England rugby away kit has nothing in common with an Umbro design. Canterbury did not comment on the matter yet.

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