Ahead of the 2017/18 rugby season kicking off in the Northern Hemisphere, Scotland have revealed their new kits that the 15-a-side and 7s men’s and women’s teams will be wearing for the next year, once again supplied by Macron.
The big departure this year is the heavy use of purple in both the home, away and 7s jerseys – purple has traditionally been a little-used accent colour in the Scottish Rugby Union’s colour palette, but here it’s been brought to the fore in a way not seen in many years.
The home shirt is the classic navy blue shirt, this time with a white grandad-style collar, but with the striking addition of stripes of white an purple around the sleeve cuffs and along the bottom of the jersey. The away design takes things even further with purple and navy striped on a white shirt, with a prominent purple yoke that runs across the shoulders and chest, and down around the side panels.
The sevens jersey also incorporates a lot of purple – it’s another classic navy blue jersey, but this time with a purple V-neck collar, and purple pinstripes running up the front of the design.
All the new Scotland jerseys are also made using Macron’s new ARMEVO fabric, which promises to be light and durable, while also offering improved moisture-wicking properties.
Scotland will wear their new kits for the first time in this November’s Autumn international series, while the 7s shirt will be worn when the new World Rugby Sevens Series kicks off in December.