Umbro has revealed a special anniversary shirt to be worn by England in the 2021 Guinness Six Nations match against Scotland.
The 2021 Calcutta Cup match will be played at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, 6 February at 1645 GMT, 150 years after the two sides met in the first ever international rugby Test match, at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in 1871.
Activity to mark the anniversary includes:
- The creation of a heritage rose with artwork by renowned artist Chris Wormell taking inspiration from the very first rose featured on the caps of the 1871 team and still features on players’ caps today.
- A social media campaign on 26 January inspired by the World Rugby Museum’s RFU at 150 exhibition, charting the evolution of the game in England over a century and a half. A physical version of the exhibition will be available in the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham Stadium at a later date.
- A commemorative 150th anniversary book celebrating a century and a half of England Rugby. This coffee table-style hardback will be available to purchase from 21 January atz priced £30.
- In partnership with Harkness roses, England Rugby will launch a commemorative rose on 1 February.
- A limited-edition heritage kit, created by official technical kit partner Umbro and England Rugby, that is available from Lovell Rugby.
- Official timing partner, Bremont, are also planning something extremely limited, exciting and fitting to tie into the 150th anniversary celebrations, available 150 years on from that illustrious day when it all started.
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Feast your gaze on these horrible England eyesores from down the years…
1. Sevens – 2013
Getting a bit more adventurous with this kaleidoscopic cornea burner from the England Sevens team. Thes multi-coloured front seems reminiscent of a dance-floor in a cheesy 70’s disco club. Extraordinary.