Without wishing to become the publicity arm of the publicity arm, here’s a video revealing the new Scotland rugby kit for the world cup. I have to say when I heard the word “tartan”, I feared the worst, but Macron have been reasonably subtle.
It’s not going to please everyone – especially if it clashes with your match day kilt – but represents a subtle update from the more traditional shirt we’ve seen as Macron’s valiant first effort.
Top model posing award looks like it should go to Sam Hidalgo-Clyne.
UPDATE: Here are the Gray brothers in the new strips:
In other news, Ben Toolis and Dougie Fife have been called up to the Scotland training squad as replacements for Tim Swinson (ankle) and Duncan Taylor, the latest in a long line of Scotland centres with shoulder complaints. Toolis was very unlucky to miss out first time round and will push hard for a place in the final squad. Alex Dunbar is in America receiving advanced rehab to be ready in time, further adding to the worries of a Scotland midfield that will face some big runners come the autumn, and it’s a bit of a lottery as to who will be back in time. Richie Vernon’s cult continues to grow amongst Glasgow fans and he could well be rising sharply into contention for a place in the team, possibly alongside Pete Horne who shrugged off his inconsistent Six Nations to finish exceptionally well with Glasgow.