Chris Robshaw, the captain of the England Rugby Team and a lifelong supporter of the London based English Premiership club Arsenal FC has welcomed the new strip of the national team. The changed red wine strip of the Rugby team is extremely similar to the kit once worn by the players of The Gunners and Robshaw is absolutely in awe of the new kits. A red currant strip was worn by the famous Arsenal side of 2005/06 in homage to their Highbury Stadium, which they left next year to relocate to the Emirates Stadium.
And Chris Robshaw and the England Rugby Team will debut their own version of the jersey that has been officially dubbed as regal purple, with intricate gold detailing at Twickenham on the 17th of November in a QBE international match against Australia. Robshaw, who also captains the Aviva Premiership champions Harlequins FC, stated that the color schemes being extremely similar and he being an Arsenal supporter, there is absolutely no reason to mind it, admitting that it was brilliant effort on part of the kit manufacturers.
Robshaw admitted that with a month or so before the players reunited for England, it is quite thrilling facing the prospect of new opponents with new kits and new sponsors. Robshaw also paraded the more traditional white home kits for the side, which sees the navy socks return for the first time since 2007. All the new kits for the England Rugby Team have been designed by kit manufacturers Canterbury, which replaces American sportswear giants Nike as the main kit manufacturers.
It is reported that the new 4 year deal signed between the Rugby Football Union and Canterbury is worth a staggering £ 20 million and with the sponsors making such brilliant kits, there is all the more reason to be happy.