Thursday, 17 September 2009


It's gone, it's finally gone. The RFU has launched the new England rugby kit today and that unmitigated design disaster - the horrendous red swoosh of ketchup - has been consigned to history.

The new kit, almost virginally white, is a vast improvement on the previous abomination.

Minor quibbles:

  • Whatever happened to proper collars?

  • On the neck of the shirt is the motto 'RUGBEIA FLOREAT UBIQUE' which is, apparently, Latin for 'RUGBY FLOURISHES EVERYWHERE.' Pretentious twaddle and SO middle class.

  • A retail price of a smidgen under £90. Ouch.


Nursedude said...

Flanker, it seems like the collar on a rugby jersey is as endangered as the post card, VHS casettes, and good manners.

The new rugby jerseys are BLOODY expensive-and not designed for a prop shaped body. I wait until the end of the season and get last years model for 25-30 bucks.

The New jersey does have a clean and classic look, like the England shirts for it's football team.

Anonymous said...

You can have a proper collar if you by the supporter's jersey (with no red at all)

Dominic said...

And there I was thinking that rugby was invented some eighteen hundred years after the Romans...