HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series begins in December
New England Sevens home and alternate range is now available
Canterbury and England Rugby have unveiled the new England Sevens home and alternate kit, which will be worn by the men’s and women’s teams, on the HSBC World Rugby circuit for the 2016/2017 season.
The design brings to life key elements of the sevens game, agility and speed, with the turbine design symbolising the dynamic movement which is unique to sevens rugby.
The jersey also incorporates the latest innovative shirt technology to enhance speed and agility, with VapoDri ensuring the best performance in all weather conditions and 3D body mapping used to help ventilation and regulate body temperature throughout the game.
“After the success of the sevens teams this summer, we wanted to create a jersey that represents the passion in the game, and combine it with technologies that go as far as the players do on the field,”said Canterbury, CEO Chris Stephenson.
“We’re confident that the new jersey epitomises the commitment seen on the field, and in the stands. We’re proud to support the sevens game and can’t wait to see the jersey in action.”
England Sevens captain Tom Mitchell added: “It’s an honour to be able to represent England around the world and every time we pull on the shirt, we want to make the country proud.
“We also get amazing support at the tournaments from the ex-pat communities and want to put in performances that show how grateful we are for that. It’s going to be an exciting season on the sevens circuit and the squad are really looking forward to getting back on the road again.”
And England Women’s Sevens player Abbie Brown said it was an honour to wear the shirt.
“Playing for England and wearing the shirt is a great privilege and honour,” said Brown.
“It’s been a big year for sevens rugby and we have now regrouped and have a fresh look to the side. Our focus for the year is to qualify for the 2018 World Cup through the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series.”