Scotland has finally revealed the new shirts for the Rugby World Cup 2019. There is some debate around the web as to whether this was the intentional release, or in fact hurriedly brought forward by the appearance of the kits in a Scotsman newspaper ad yesterday. An official launch is scheduled to take place next week where the players will train in the new kit at BT Murrayfield.
Regardless of the timeline, reaction to the kit on our social media has been very positive so far.
The appearance of a collar is sure to please some who disliked the recent home nations kits that had a distinct T-Shirt look, as will the return of the tartan elements that were well received on the 2015 World Cup kit – this time the tartan of the Japanese city of Nagasaki is also included with the Scottish Rugby tartan.
Scottish Rugby signed a Strategic Alliance with the City of Nagasaki in 2016 and have made regular visits to the city to help support initiatives to promote the sport and the relationship between the countries. Nagasaki will host the arrival and acclimatisation camp for Scotland’s Rugby World Cup Squad ahead of the tournament, hence the inclusion of their tartan.
The full kit of shorts and socks has yet to be unveiled and we hope to have a detailed look soon from our kit partners at FirstXV.
The home kit will be navy blue shirt and shorts paired with white socks. The alternate kit changes from the current grey colouring to sky blue with sky blue shorts and the socks are a combination of sky and navy blue.
Both kits have the Scotland logo embroidered on the left-hand side of the chest, with the Rugby World Cup logo sitting on the right-hand side and the new simplified Macron “hero” logo featuring in the centre. The saltire flag returns on the left sleeve.
The official launch video can be watched below: