Flying the flag: Ross Ford, David Denton and Sean Lamont model the new Scotland change strip

SCOTLAND HAVE unveiled their new change strip for the upcoming EMC Tests against New Zealand, South Africa and Tonga.

The new strip will be used for the first time when Scotland take on Rugby World Cup and Rugby Championship winners New Zealand at Murrayfield on the 11th of November.

Scotland players David Denton, Sean Lamont, and captain, Ross Ford were on hand to try on the new kit for the very first time, unveiling it outside the Omni Centre in Edinburgh today against a giant “in the flesh” backdrop emblazoned across the building.

Ford said: “Playing for your country is one of the highest honours a rugby player can achieve and running onto the pitch at Murrayfield with the St. Andrew’s Cross across our chest will be a “hairs on the back of the neck” moment.”

Scotland produced several excellent performances during their summer tour of Australia, Samoa and Tonga, returning home unbeaten and receiving plenty of praise for not only their results but also for taking on the Pacific Island nations on their home turf. With momentum behind them, coach Andy Robinson will hope his side’s good form continues in the build up to the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Canterbury Chief Executive, Chris Stephenson said: “This is a kit which is designed to evoke the spirit and pride of Scottish rugby and blends these with the brand’s heritage of producing the world’s strongest rugby kits.  We wish Scotland every success in their Autumn Internationals campaign.”

Dominic McKay Scottish Rugby’s Director of Commercial Operations, Communications and Public Affairs, said: “It’s just over a month to go before we welcome some of the best teams in world rugby to Scotland for what will be a great series of intense, exciting rugby.  Canterbury has produced a kit which I am confident will underline the greatvirtues of playing for the Scotland national team.”