About Us

First XV is a family run business set up in 2000 with rugby at its core. The brief then, which we stick to today, was to set up a specialist rugby store that would cater to Edinburgh's fanatical rugby enthusiasts who we felt were being left out by the big chain sports shops.  Whether a player, supporter or a team, we are here to cater to your rugby needs.

We have only and will only ever stock Authentic and Official Rugby merchandise and kit dealing direct with the world's most prestigious rugby brands such as Adidas, Asics, Canterbury, Macron, Opro, Under Armour and Skins.

All the staff and partners at First XV have a rugby background. We have first hand experience of playing rugby and the many injuries suffered along the way. We have playing experience in every position on the pitch, from prop to wing and nippers in minis as well. Therefore our life experience makes us personally qualified to give out the best advice about our product range from rugby boots to shoulder and head protection.   












First XV has been trading online @ since 2003, we have had quite a few websites along the way but we hope you agree our latest is the best yet.  We love good customer service at First XV and we will always endeavour to dispatch your order safely and as quickly as possible.  We also want to treat all our customers fairly - so you'll find all our prices are consistent whether you chose to shop instore or online.  

We also now have a successful Teamwear service at First XV. Browse our stock catalogues online or get something completely bespoke to your club with our Made to Order option, and we'll take care of all the embroidery, sponsors logos, names and numbers so you can sit back and relax while Teamwear from the world's best brands like Canterbury, Under Armour and BLK wings it way to your Clubhouse.  Don’t forget we can also set you up with an online Club Shop – taking the hassle and risk from your club all whilst earning commission on every sale.


For those familiar with Edinburgh, we are located on the main road between the city centre and Scotland's home ground at Murrayfield Stadium. If you are lucky enough to be in Edinburgh on an international match day, you will find us extremely busy and packed with Scotland gear and of course the opposition's kit as well. We will usually extend our opening hours around the kick off time to allow for an after-match shopping experience.


The shop is situated at 6-8 Haymarket Terrace. Heading west from Haymarket Train Station, we are approximately 50 metres walk, located on the right hand side.