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VIDEO - England launch new home kit

17 September 2009

  • Innovative lightweight Nike kit launched
  • Pre-order your kit to enter the draw for an England Elite signed shirt

England have launched their new home kit for the 2009/10 season, and fans are able to pre-order now before general release on October 1.

Produced by Nike, the lightest and most innovative playing jersey yet sees England return to a classic all-white playing strip with the shirt boasting an open neck collar and iconic embroidered rose.

The neck of the jersey carries the motto 'RUGBEIA FLOREAT UBIQUE' Latin for 'RUGBY FLOURISHES EVERYWHERE', plus a subtle print of the St George's flag to capture the spirit of the England squad.

At 27% lighter than in previous seasons the new kit is designed to give the team every possible advantage on the pitch. The ergonomically designed jersey, with underarm sleeve panels, gives players complete freedom of movement, optimised fit and comfort.

A new and improved 'gripper' print features on the chest panels of the jersey, effective in both wet and dry weather. Nike has worked with players to ensure that the gripper print is in the optimum position to help catch and carry the ball, while the gripper layout was inspired by the famous structure of Twickenham Stadium.

Nike's Dri Fit fabric has been specially engineered to be stronger and more flexible than ever, ensuring that sweat is moved away from players' bodies to provide comfort and enhance performance against the opposition.

Along with the shirt, the shorts and socks have been developed to improve comfort and moisture management for the full 80 minutes of the game. For the shorts, Nike has used two fabrics: a woven ripstop as the main fabric, ideal for lifting in the lineout, and a chamois to keep the players' hands dry and the front gusset design provides maximum range of movement for the players in all situations.

Pre-order your new kit now by visiting www.rfudirect.com and be automatically entered into a draw to win a brand new shirt signed by the England Elite Squad.

Along with the shirt, the shorts and socks have been developed to improve comfort and moisture management for the full 80 minutes of the game. For the shorts, Nike has used two fabrics: a woven ripstop as the main fabric, ideal for lifting in the lineout, and a chamois to keep the players' hands dry and the front gusset design provides maximum range of movement for the players in all situations.

Pre-order your new kit now by visiting www.rfudirect.com and be automatically entered into a draw to win a brand new shirt signed by the England Elite Squad.

 

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