England make history with new kit launch
By Rugby Onslaught

England make history with new kit launch

England have released their new kits for the 2021/22 season, and for the first time will have different designs for the men’s and women’s teams.

The Red Roses have always worn the same style kit as the men, but now have a completely different design, with a thorn motif on the shoulders. The kit will be worn for the first time on October 31st at Sandy Park when England Women take on New Zealand Women, before a rematch the week later and contests with Canada and the United States.

The men’s team will exhibit their new kit for the first time on November 6th when they take on Tonga, followed by Tests against Australia and a repeat of the World Cup final against South Africa.

On top of the kit launch, England Rugby have extended their partnership with Umbro until 2028.

England player and Umbro ambassador Sarah Bern said: “This is a historic moment and I’d like to say a big thank you to Umbro, who have always been supportive of the Red Roses, for giving us the opportunity to have our own kit and grow our identity even further.

“Having our voices heard in what we wear and ensuring a comfortable fit for playing makes us feel valued and respected.

“Importantly, it unifies us with England Rugby, which we are proud to be a part of but also allows us to be unique.

“The kit design is amazing and I’m personally very excited to wear the new kit.”



RFU Chief Commercial Officer Simon Massie-Taylor said: “We’re delighted to extend with Umbro for a further four years. Umbro is a great fit for England Rugby sharing our dedication to high performance and innovation. It is great to see the kits unveiled today – particularly for the Red Roses with their own bespoke design. We look forward to working with Umbro on even more exciting kit launches over the coming years.”