New badge, new identity, new kit for Edinburgh

On the last day in May 2018, Edinburgh Rugby announced a complete rebrand of the club, changing their colours from black & red to a bright and eye catching navy blue and lava orange.

Along with this, their badge was given a new look, with a sharp outline of Edinburgh Castle's turrets, which sits famously in the city centre.

The rebranding for the new season seems appropriate given the successful changes at the beginning of the previous campaign.

The introduction of head coach Richard Cockerill, previously of Leicester Tigers and Toulon, saw a massive change in on-field fortunes for the side, who ended the 17/18 Pro14 season with their highest placed finish, and were narrowly beaten in the play-offs by Munster.

Out with the old black and red Edinburgh Rugby

Out with the old black and red...

The club seem to be heading in the right direction, and it has been a while since any supporter could say that, but what has brought on the rebrand?

In the with the new blue and orange - Edinburgh Rugby

In with the new blue and orange colour scheme

There is heritage behind the colour change, with navy being the colour the side wore when they were a district side, starting back in 1872 right through until 1995, when Edinburgh became a fully professional club.

The burnt orange added to the 2018 rebranding is inspired by the cities volcanic beginnings at Castle Rock and Arthur’s Seat.

Along with colours and badges changing, Edinburgh Rugby have also announced that they will be moving grounds, although not too far.

The back pitches of Murrayfield host Edinburgh Rugby in the Hive Stadium, for a much closer-to-the-action and atmospheric feel.

European and 1872 Cup games against Glasgow Warriors can still be hosted in the BT Murrayfield stadium, to allow for higher attendances if required.

Managing Director Jonny Petrie, said: “The proposed new playing venue is a transformational development for this club, and with Richard Cockerill’s ongoing transformation of the team on the field, it feels like the perfect time to relaunch the club’s brand.

Get your hands on the new Edinburgh Rugby shirts and kit at, and you’ll look the part come kick-off for the new season!

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