The official 2020-2021 Scottish Rugby Travel, Training and Leisure Collection from Macron will available in-store and online from Friday 21st of August 2020.
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.
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's Guinness 2020 6 Nations Fixtures
In 2020 Scotland competed in the Guinness Six Nations. The fixtures this year feature two home games and three away. The Scottish side, under head coach Gregor Townsend, will be hoping for an improved and more consistent performance on last year.
Unfortunately, the final round of the 2020 Six Nations was postponed due to the global effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. This fixture versus Wales in Cardiff was postponed at the last minute with thousands of fans having already travelled to Cardiff. Thankfully this game along with the other remaining games of the tournament have now been re-scheduled for the weekends of the 24th & 31st of October. Wales v Scotland will take place on the 31st of October with the venue yet to be confirmed. As the Principality Stadium is still in use as an NHS Nightingale Hospital bringing extra capacity to the health service, the match may be played behind closed doors or if fans are allowed in limited numbers rumours are circulating that Wembley, Twickenham or the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium could be options.
Round 1: Saturday 1st February - Ireland v Scotland; K.O 16.45, Aviva Stadium, Dublin. TV: ITV SPORT - RESULT: Ireland 19 v 12 Scotland
Round 2: Saturday 8th February - Scotland v England; K.O 16.45, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh. TV: BBC SPORT - RESULT: Scotland 6 v 13 England
Round 3: Saturday 22nd February - Italy v Scotland; K.O 14.15, Stadio Olimpico, Rome. TV: ITV SPORT - RESULT: Italy 0 v 17 Scotland
Round 4: Sunday 8th March - Scotland v France; K.O 15.00, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh. TV: BBC SPORT - RESULT: Scotland 28 v 17 France
Round 5: Saturday 14th March - Wales v Scotland; K.O 15.15, Principality Stadium, Cardiff. TV: BBC SPORT + S4C - POSTPONED
Round 5: Saturday 31st October - Wales v Scotland; K.O 14.15, Venue TBC.
Scotland's 2020 Summer Tests
In the summer of 2020, Scotland was supposed to be taking on an arduous tour of 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions South Africa and perennial winners New Zealand. However, the entire tour was cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis.
Saturday 4th July: South Africa v Scotland; South Africa - CANCELLED
Saturday 11th July: South Africa v Scotland; South Africa - CANCELLED
Saturday 18th July: New Zealand v Scotland; Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand - CANCELLED
Scotland's 2020 Autumn Tests
Also in 2020, the SRU have announced three home fixtures to be played at BT Murrayfield. Unfortunately yet again these fixtures have been cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Weekend of 6th November: Scotland v Argentina; BT Murrayfield - CANCELLED
Weekend of 13th November: Scotland v Japan; BT Murrayfield - CANCELLED
Weekend of 20th November: Scotland v New Zealand; BT Murrayfield - CANCELLED
We await details of an eight-team tournament that has been muted to replace the Autumn Test series. The teams rumoured to be taking place are Scotland, England, Ireland, Wales, France, Italy, Japan and Fiji. World Rugby has already extended the International Test window from the 24th of October to the 5th of December. This would seem to suggest there is the room being created for the tournament and of course the re-arranged Six Nations fixtures.
This will still be a vital year for Gregor's young players as selection for the British & Irish Lions Tour in 2021 is up for grabs for the very best performing players. Also, the road to the 2023 Rugby World Cup in France will be in the back of the mind for any aspiring player.
Scotland has taken part in every edition of the Rugby World Cup since it’s inception 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.
Since 2013, Italian sports brand Macron has been official producers of the Scotland Rugby shirt, taking over from Canterbury, with telecommunications giant BT the latest Scotland rugby shirt and leisurewear sponsor.
The New Scotland Rugby kit from Macron, which was worn in the Rugby World Cup was released in July 2019. The release was eagerly anticipated as the RWC 2015 Scotland Shirt with Scottish Rugby Tartan side panels and details were one of the nations the best-selling tops ever.
The Scotland home Rugby World Cup kit was navy blue with Scottish Rugby Tartan featuring on the shoulder panels and collar, with navy shorts and white socks. The shorts also feature tartan panels to the side, along with a white Scottish Rugby crest, and the new Macron 'hero' logo. The '6 Nations' shirt came out at the same time, it is the same design but loses the RWC 2019 badge and gains the logo of sponsor BT across the chest.
The alternate shirt is all change with a new light blue colour for the but also features some small tartan details. The shorts for the away kit are also light blue, again with tartan panels, and the socks are a mixture of light and navy blue.
At First XV and Rugbystuff.com, we pride ourselves on stocking one of the widest collections of official Scotland Rugby merchandise. From Macron we have Replica Rugby Shirts, Players 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. In 2019 we had the arrival of the new Scottish Rugby tartan balls. Proving very eye-catching and popular so far.
From Bawbags you will find 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.
On the unofficial side, you'll find our own brand range of beanie hats as well as our collection of original t-shirts and hoodies, just that little bit tongue in cheek!!
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, this starts at just £6 for and name or number, or £10 for both.