Official Rugby World Cup 2023 England Rugby Shirts, Kit and Clothing by Umbro
The history of the England Rugby union team extends back to 1871 when the nation played its first official test rugby match, losing 1–0 to Scotland in front of a crowd of 4000 people at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh.
This was also noted in the history books as being the very first rugby union international to have taken place.
The English national rugby union side annually competes in the Six Nations Championship alongside France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. It is a competition which they have won 29 times throughout its various incarnations, with an impressive 13 Grand Slams and 26 Triple Crowns.
This illustrious record makes them the most successful outright winners in the history of the tournament. The most recent English Championship victory came in 2020, with captain Owen Farrell and coach Eddie Jones at the helm.
Along with the Six Nations itself, England also plays for 3 other trophies during the Six Nations; the Triple Crown (awarded if either Scotland, England, Ireland or Wales beat all other Home Nations); Calcutta Cup (vs Scotland) and the Millennium Trophy (vs Ireland). A Grand Slam is also awarded for a clean sweep of every team.
England has been involved with every Rugby World Cup tournament since its inception in 1987 and reached the final on four occasions. In 1991, they lost to Australia 12-6, in 2007 to South Africa 15-6, and in 2019 again lost to South Africa 32-12. Their solitary victory came in 2003, thanks to that famous Jonny Wilkinson drop goal in extra time.
The 2023 Rugby World Cup will take place in France, and England has qualified automatically having placed third or above in the pool stages of the 2019 tournament.
In 2019, a 40-16 quarter-final win over Australia and a famous 19-7 semi-final victory over the New Zealand All Blacks took them to rugby union's biggest stage, the Rugby World Cup Final.
The second Webb Ellis trophy wasn't to be, as South Africa ousted Eddie Jones' men in the final.
The draw for the Rugby World Cup in France 2023 has taken place, with England placed in Pool D alongside Japan, Argentina, Samoa, and Chile.
England Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures
9th September - England v Argentina, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
17th September - England v Japan, Allianz Riviera, Nice
23rd September - England v Chile, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
7th October - England v Samoa, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
The England Rugby World Cup Kit is expected in the Summer of 2023.
The English Rugby Union - known as the RFU - has their home base at Twickenham Stadium in London.
Twickenham boasts a capacity of 82,076 and is the largest dedicated rugby stadium in the world, and has become the place to be for an England rugby supporter, with sell-out crowds almost guaranteed.
Whilst you are at Twickenham you will hear the national anthem being sung before every match - God Save The King. England rugby fans also have another anthem in Swing Low, Sweet Chariot which you are sure to hear belted out by fans around the stands.
England Guinness Six Nations 2024 Fixtures
Saturday 3rd February - Italy v England, Stadio Olimpico, Rome. Kick-off: 2:15pm
Saturday 10th February - England v Wales, Twickenham Stadium, London. Kick-off: 4:45pm
Saturday 24th February - Scotland v England, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh. Kick-off: 4:45pm
Saturday 9th March - England v Ireland, Twickenham Stadium, London. Kick-off: 4:45pm
Saturday 16th March - France v England, Stade de France, Paris. Kick-off: 8:00pm
In 2012, Canterbury took over from Nike as the kit supplier of the official England rugby union shirts, training kit and leisurewear ranges. This partnership ended in 2020 with the announcement that Umbro would take up the position of Official England Rugby Kits supplier from the 1st of September.
Umbro provides the team’s match kit, training wear and off-field kit as well as offering fans a full range of supporter wear including England men's rugby shirts and England women's rugby shirts and clothing.
Although having not featured in rugby shirt manufacturing for many years, Umbro rugby kit is built on a wealth of experience dating back nearly 100 years.
In the past they have previously supported each of the home nations, multiple clubs and the only British & Irish Lions team to win a series in New Zealand, in 1971.
The England rugby kit is traditionally made up of a white shirt, with touches of red, in homage to the flag of St George and the Red Rose crest. White rugby shorts and navy socks complete the uniform.
Rugbystuff.com stock a full collection of official Umbro merchandise in our England rugby shop, with replica rugby shirts, classic cotton rugby shirts, training kit, polo shirts and other leisurewear all available.
Gilbert is the supplier of the official England rugby ball, and you can find a wide range of replica rugby balls in our England rugby store.
Rugby Shirt Printing - If you want a personalised England Rugby Shirt you can get the name or number of your favourite England rugby player on the back of your England rugby tops from just £3! This makes a superb addition to a gift to make things that bit more personal.
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