Official Rugby World Cup 2023 Scotland Rugby Tops, Shirts & Kit by Macron
As tradition dictates, the 2023 Scotland Rugby Top is navy blue, and this year it also features light blue and purple detailing, colours that reference the Scottish Saltire and the thistle, Scotland's national flower.
Founded in 1873, the Scotland Rugby Union is the second oldest rugby union in the world. Scotland played in the first-ever international match at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh, a game in which they beat England 1-0 on the 27th March 1871.
The Scotland rugby top has traditionally been navy blue, with white shorts and navy socks since inception on Monday 27 March 1871. The combination remained unchanged until Cotton Oxford took over the SRU kit contract in 1998. They introduced purple to the home strip and controversially a bright orange to the away strip which had previously always been white.
Manufacturers Umbro, Pringle, Cotton Oxford, Canterbury and Macron have all had stints manufacturing the Scotland rugby top. Macron, an Italian sportswear manufacturer, has held the current license since 2013 with the current contract running through to 2026. Telecommunications giant BT is the current Scotland rugby shirt and leisurewear sponsor.
Now based at BT Murrayfield in Edinburgh, the Scottish national side annually competes in the Six Nations, a competition which they have won 15 times throughout its various incarnations. The most recent of these was back in 1999, the last ever Five Nations Championship.
Along with the Six Nations itself, Scotland also plays for 4 other trophies during the Six Nations; the Triple Crown (awarded to Scotland, England, Ireland or Wales if they beat all other Home Nations); Calcutta Cup (vs England); Centenary Quaich (vs Ireland); and the Auld Alliance Trophy (vs France).
Scotland 2024 Guinness Six Nations Fixtures
Saturday 3rd February - Wales v Scotland, Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Saturday 10th February - Scotland v France, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday 24th February - Scotland v England, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Sunday 9th March - Italy v Scotland, Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Saturday 16th March - Ireland v Scotland, Aviva Stadium, Dublin
Scotland has taken part in every edition of the Rugby World Cup since it's creation in 1987, with a best-placed finish of fourth back in 1991. In the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the Scots lined up in Pool A, alongside Ireland, Japan, Russia and Samoa. A disappointing loss against Ireland kicked off their campaign and a final-round loss to the magnificent hosts, Japan, saw Scotland exit at the pool stage for only the second time in their history at the tournament.
However, finishing in third place gains Scotland automatic qualification for the 2023 Rugby World Cup which will be taking place in France. The draw took place in December 2020 and Scotland have been drawn in a Pool B alongside current holders South Africa, Ireland, Tonga and Romania. Even making the Quarter-Finals will be a difficult ask in this tough pool!
Scotland Rugby World Cup 2023 Fixtures
10th September - South Africa v Scotland, Stade Vélodrome, Marseille
24th September - Scotland v Tonga, Allianz Riviera, Nice
30th September - Scotland v Romania, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille
7th October - Ireland v Scotland, Stade de France, Saint-Denis
At Rugbystuff.com, we pride ourselves on stocking a wide range of official Scotland Rugby top, replica shirts and training kit. From Macron we have Replica Rugby Shirts, Player's Bodyfit shirts as well as classic cotton rugby shirts, so there's something for every supporter.
The official ball suppliers are Gilbert, and you will find the official range of rugby balls - minis, midis, Size 4 & 5s and keyrings. The current range of Scottish Rugby balls feature a navy and purple thistle design.
From Bawbags we stock the official range of Scotland Rugby underwear, boxers for men and briefs for women. Designs featuring the thistle and tartan add a bit of fun under any kilt! All while raising funds for Cancer charities.
Add the personal touch to any Scotland rugby top with our in-house service of custom rugby shirt personalisation. You can get the name or number of your favourite Scottish rugby player on the back of your Scotland rugby top, coming in at just £3 for initials, £6 for and name or number, or £10 for both.