"Terrific": Umbro England Rugby 150-Years Anniversary Kit Released

Umbro today revealed a special anniversary shirt for the England Rugby team. It does not only feature a very clean design but is also available in an additional 'classic' version.

The new England Umbro Rugby 150 years kit will be worn by the England senior men’s team during their opening Guinness Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday 6 February. The Match will be played at Twickenham Stadium 150 years after the two sides met in the first ever international rugby Test match, at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in 1871.

England Rugby 2021 150-Years Anniversary Kit

Inspired by the one worn a century and a half ago, the new England 150 years rugby kit has a traditional and clean design with England’s heritage rose and a gold embroidered 1871-2021 sign off. The only element disrupting the clean design is England Rugby’s Principal partner O2, whose blue logo was moved to the sleeve.

Umbro also offers a'classic jersey' with a Polo collar

Classic Version

Replica Version

The new England Umbro rugby uniform is an one-off shirt - it will be only worn once.

Interestingly, Umbro not only offers a short and long sleeve replica and match versions but also a 'classic jersey' with a Polo collar. This has also already been the case for Umbro's first modern England Rugby shirt released last year.

Anthony Little, Managing Director, Umbro commented: “We are hugely excited to unveil England’s anniversary kit for the 2021 Calcutta Cup match. For the last 150 years, players and fans have worn the English rose with immense pride. We are extremely proud to have played a part in English rugby’s history and we look forward to building on our past experience in creating elite performance products to shape our future in rugby.”

Umbro has created a terrific anniversary kitBill Sweeney, CEO , England Rugby said: “We are extremely proud to be celebrating 150 years of rugby union in England and the iconic red rose. Umbro has created a terrific anniversary kit and I look forward to seeing Eddie Jones’ side wearing this when they take to the pitch against Scotland in February. We’d also like to extend our thanks to O2 for agreeing to give up their front of shirt position on this special one-off heritage jersey.”

The England Rugby replica kit retails at 85 Euro, while the player issue version is available for 120 Euro.

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