We cast an eye over the latest deals for the men's and women's jerseys
England rugby shirt review 2022-23
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you – that’s England once again wearing a black away jersey, this time against Argentina. The thinking is potentially to avoid a rugby kit clash like we will reportedly get for Ireland versus South Africa, with England’s traditional white potentially blurring into los Pumas‘ white hoops.
So they’ve gone darker. What do you make of it?
It’s certainly a change from the norm – but the current stock of home shirts isn’t the plain white numbers we’re used to either. So if you’re planning to cheer for England women in the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand or shout for the men during the Autumn Nation Series, you might want to take a look at the best deals we could find for them them – and read our reviews of the shirts too.
England men’s home shirt
The latest England men’s shirt features red detailing with hoops on the sleeve and squint and you might see a hint of the St George’s flag in graphics at the bottom of the shirt.
According to manufacturer Umbro: “Inspired by architectural details from Twickenham the England Home Replica Jersey is an eye-catching style both on the pitch and in the stands. Featuring a graphic front body, the saddle sleeves are detailed with a bold double striped print for a fresh up-beat look.”
You can find the latest men’s jersey from England here for the limited price of £60 if you use the code ROSE20 while purchasing. Wear the rose and support your team with this latest white shirt with red detailing and St George’s decal.
Umbro also state that this shirt is made with a “micro-rib crew neck collar”, back neck tape, flat reinforced seams and twin needle stitching.
You can also buy now from Umbro for £75.
Or from Lovell Rugby for £75.
This shirt is a lot busier than we are used to seeing from England men – traditionally all of the razzmatazz went into England’s away or ‘third’ shirts. Here there’s a lot more going on.
A bit more personality is great, though with the detailing creeping up from the bottom of the men’s shirt, you wonder if it would have looked better coming down from the top, much more similar in style to the women’s shirt, below. Either way, there will be no missing England men this autumn. IT’s like a red Matrix pattern!
England women’s home shirt
Standing out and looking decidedly different in their Rugby World Cup shirt is England women.
Manufacturer Umbro say they are “Proud to be introducing the second bespoke kit for the Red Roses, highlighting their clear point of difference for this World Cup year. Detailed with the architectural inspired print at the top of the jersey, the sleeves are tipped with a flash of red.”
You can find the latest men’s jersey from England here for the limited price of £60 if you use the code ROSE20 while purchasing. This is the shirt England’s women are wearing out in New Zealand for Rugby World Cup 2021.
This shirt is just for the Rugby World Cup – they will be sporting a shirt almost identical to the men after, and you can find that shirt at Umbro for £75.
The deal above for the World Cup jersey could be yours for £56.25 via England Rugby Store, but you can also find it on Lovell Rugby for £75.
We like it. The details on the top of the shirt just feel pretty bad-ass.
It also leaves the rest of the shirt clean and uncluttered. So while you benefit from all the best of modern tech in shirt manufacturing, it’s not overly shouty as a shirt. It just feels kinda right.
England black away shirt
Remember when England wore a black away shirt for the Rugby world Cup in 2011? A time many have forced themselves to forget. Well England are at it again, with this alternate number with a “subtle stripe design” on it, and the marketing spin is very much to sell this as a shirt you could wear any day, not just when the match is on.
If you’re quick about it, you can get the black England away shirt for just £ from the official England Rugby store, if you use the code: ROSE20. Then you too could be sporting a darker shade of England clobber.
That’s certainly easier to do when it’s a darker shirt.
We like the subtlety of the stripes on the front and although the O2 logo yawns away on the front there looking massive as the white-on-black pops out more, everything else works really well together. So much so that we’d forgive the lack of collar. One of England’s bet efforts for an away shirt in some time.
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