Buy official Macron Scotland Rugby Shirts & Kit from rugbystuff.com for the Guinness Six Nations.
The official 2021/22 Scottish Rugby Travel, Training and Leisure Collection from Macron was released in-store and online in early September.
As tradition dictates, the new 21/22 Scotland Home Shirt 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 Scottish 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.
Scotland traditionally has played in all navy blue shirt, white shorts and navy socks since their inception on Monday 27 March 1871. The combination went largely 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 shirt. 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).
2022 Summer Tour Fixtures
This summer, Scotland head to Chile for an A fixture against the hosts, before a three-Test series with Argentina.
Saturday 25th June - Chile 'A' v Scotland 'A', Estadio Santa Laura, Kick-off 9:00pm BST
Saturday 2nd July - Argentina v Scotland, Estadio 23 De Agosto, Kick-off 8:15pm BST
Saturday 9th July - Argentina v Scotland, Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Kick-off 8:15pm BST
Saturday 16th July - Argentina v Scotland, Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Kick-off 8:15pm BST
2022 Autumn International Fixtures
Fixtures for the 2022 autumn internationals have been released including a test against Australia outside the Test Window. All 4 Tests will be played at BT Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.
Saturday 29th October - Scotland v Australia, Kick-off 5.30pm
Saturday 5th November - Scotland v Fiji, Kick-off 1:00pm
Sunday 13th November - Scotland v New Zealand, Kick-off 2:15pm
Saturday 19th November - Scotland v Argentina, Kick-off 3:15pm
Scotland made great strides in their Six Nations performances in 2021, picking up away wins against England and France for the first time in many years. Despite earning three wins and only being defeated by a combined total of 6 points against Ireland and Wales, Scotland still only managed a 4th place finish in the Guinness Six Nations table. More will be expected and hoped for in 2022. Unfortunately for Scotland in 2022 it was a case of same old same old and some positive performances didn't lead to the positive results the support had hoped for. Can 2023 be the year?
Scotland 2023 Guinness Six Nations Fixtures
Saturday 4th February - England v Scotland, Twickenham, London
Saturday 11th February - Scotland v Wales, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday 26th February - France v Scotland, Stade de France, Paris
Sunday 12th March - Scotland v Ireland, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Saturday 18th March - Scotland v Italy, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh
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, Asia/Pacific 1 and Europe 1. 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 Asia/Pacific 1, 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 one of the widest collections of official Scotland Rugby merchandise. From Macron we have Replica Rugby Shirts, Player's Bodyfit shirts as well as classic cotton rugby shirts, so something for every supporter. The extensive range also includes Jackets, Hoodies, T-Shirts, Polo-Shirts, Shorts, Track pants, Bags, Caps and Beanie hats.
From Gilbert, you will find the official range of rugby balls - minis, midis, Size 5's and keyrings. The current range of Scottish Rugby balls feature the official Scottish Rugby tartan, which are proving very eye-catching and popular.
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.
Another arrival for 2019 was the Scottish Rugby Taxi Board Game, the perfect mental test for any fan of the game in Scotland. It's officially licensed and makes a superb gift at birthdays and Christmas.
Add the personal touch to any rugby shirt you are gifting 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 shirt, coming in at just £3 for initials, £6 for and name or number, or £10 for both.