Fans to get first sight of 2019/20 Scotland kit
The Scotland squad will today showcase the playing kit for the 2019/20 season to fans at a special supporters’ event at BT Murrayfield Stadium.
This season’s kit features the new and simplified logo of the team and governing body’s principal partner, BT, which will feature on the training kit throughout the season.
The new playing kit design will make its first appearance in the Summer Test matches against France and Georgia, returning for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations and summer tour.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer brands EE, BT and Plusnet, said: “We’re delighted that Scottish Rugby will unveil its 2019/20 kit with our new refreshed logo, giving us the platform to bring our new brand to more people than ever before across the UK and the world.”
Today’s event – which is now at capacity – will
feature the first sight in the flesh of the 2019/20 kit as the team walks
through a guard of honour to a training session delivered by Head Coach Gregor
Townsend and his staff in front of attending fans.
Supporters will get to see the players put through their paces and have the opportunity meet them afterwards for autographs and selfies.
Scottish Rugby Chief Operating Officer, Dominic McKay, said: “Scottish Rugby and the Scotland squad are delighted take this chance to showcase the new kit for the forthcoming campaign, which will be complemented by BT’s new and simplified logo in the Summer Tests, Six Nations and summer tour.
“The event will be a great chance for us to personally thank some of our most dedicated fans, where they’ll get a close-up view of the team hard at work, before meeting the players for autographs and selfies at the end of a tough week’s training as preparations continue for Rugby World Cup 2019."
The home kit is the traditional navy blue with the Scottish Rugby tartan featuring on the back and shoulders of the jersey and side-panelling of the navy shorts, paired with white socks.The alternate kit changes from the current silver colouring to sky blue and again features tartan elements. The shorts are also sky blue with tartan detailing 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 new Macron ‘hero’ logo sitting on the right-hand
side and the BT logo featuring in the centre. The Saltire returns on the left
The kit is produced with the Macron-designed ARMEVO + Bodytex fabrics and brings back the Scottish Rugby tartan which featured on the extremely popular RWC2015 kit.
The jerseys are available in the Authentic Body-fit jerseys (those worn by the players) and are also available in a replica jersey which is the carbon copy of the authentic jersey in a supporters’ fit.
Both the Ruby World Cup 2019 and 2019/20 season kits went on retail sale in the Scottish Rugby Store at BT Murrayfield store today (Friday 26 July) and are available in all other official Scottish rugby retail stores across the globe from tomorrow (Saturday 27 July).