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RFU celebrate 150 years of English rugby with new jersey

Today we unveil a special anniversary shirt that will be worn by the England senior men’s team during their opening Guinness Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday 6 February.

The 2021 Calcutta Cup match will be played at Twickenham Stadium 150 years after the two sides met in the first ever international rugby Test match, at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in 1871.

England will commemorate this historic milestone by wearing a one-off jersey inspired by the one worn a century and a half ago.

Paying homage to the original kit from 1871, the clean design features England’s heritage rose, and a gold embroidered 1871-2021 sign off. In agreement with England Rugby’s Principal partner O2, their mark has been moved to the sleeve to support the heritage aesthetic.


Engineered to withstand the demands of the modern game, the shirt is constructed from high stretch elastane, and finished with plastisol grip zones, to provide optimum grip.


A limited-edition range of heritage shirts has been produced for fans to purchase and are available now through


Following the match with Scotland, England will return to their regular Umbro home kit for the remainder of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations Championship.

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