2011 02/09
Edinburgh adopt clothing innovation for new kit

The 2011/12 kit to be worn by Edinburgh Rugby features a clothing innovation that the makers believe could give the team the edge on the field.

Unveiled last week at Edgeley Park against Sale Sharks, the Macron strip boasts Solidskin technology and will have its home debut at the Murrayfield Stadium on Friday August 26th, reported Now Rugby. Fans at the ground sporting replica rugby t shirts could see the side improve their performance thanks to the new kit, as Macron chief executive Gianluca Pavanello highlighted the benefits of the design.

"The kit, designed by players for players, has a new closer body fitted form to help them evade their rivals' grasp while the robust new fabric and reinforced stitching gives a solid sensation in contact," he explained. According to Edinburgh vice-captain Roddy Grant, the team have been giving Macron feedback on their playing strip all through the season to ensure that the new kit is perfectly suited to the game.

Macron has opted to stick with the side's conventional black and red colours, a decision which will please more traditional fans. When England and Wales revealed they would be taking black change kits to the Rugby World Cup this summer, they were roundly criticised in New Zealand for encroaching on the All Blacks' trademark style.

But Wales coach told the Press Association that it is more a mark of respect to the hosts.


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