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New England kit on sale

01 October 2009

  • Innovative new England shirt available to buy online
  • Adult prices start at £49.99
England scrum half Danny Care wearing the new England home kit

Photo: Getty Images

England Rugby fans can now get their hands on the new home shirt which went on general sale today (Thursday).

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.

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 positioned at the optimum position to help catch and carry the ball, while the gripper layout was inspired by the famous structure of Twickenham Stadium.

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. The front gusset design provides maximum range of movement for the players in all situations.

The authentic shirt - which will be worn by the England team for the first time on November 7 when they face Australia - is available for £89.99. The replica and supporters jersey is also available at £49.99. Kids and ladies shirts are available from £39.99 and £49.99 respectively alongside an extensive new range of training and leisure wear.

All types and sizes are available online at www.rfudirect.com; in the Rugbystore, Twickenham Stadium; and at the RFU shop on York Street, Twickenham.

See England in action this autumn in the Investec Challenge Series against Australia (November 7), Argentina (November 14) and New Zealand (November 21).

Tickets for the Investec Challenge, England v Argentina match are available now priced at £45 and £65 for adults and £10 for children. Buy tickets online at RFU.com, or by calling Ticketmaster on 0844 847 2492.

 

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