The spirit of the gladiators on the new Italrugby shirts
Italrugby is ready to take to the arena and the new shirts which the Azzurri (Blues) will be sporting during the next edition of the Guinness Six Nations fully embrace the fighter spirit of the Italian team. Blue and white distinguish the new kits donned by the Italian national team, embellished by sophisticated and exclusive graphics that best express the close relationship between the team and the city and history of Rome. The shirts are made with Eco-Fabric, 100% polyester obtained from recycled plastic, to send a clear message of sustainability and environmental friendliness which is shared by F.I.R. and Macron, one of the world’s leading brands in the rugby world and technical sponsor of the Italian Federation.
The new ‘Home’ shirt is blue, with a V neck with white trim and Italian tricolor flag bartack. The back of the neck is personalised with a blue background with the wording ITALIA and the Italian Rugby Federation logo. The front of the shirt has an embossed graphic texture with a repeated gladiators’ helm design. The wording ITALIA features in relief tone-on-tone on the back of the collar with the Italian tricolor flag reinforced seam just below. The Italian teamwear brand’s Macron Hero logo appears in white on the right breast, with the F.I.R. crest on the left. Another exclusive graphic detail on the new ‘home’ shirt is the stylised and embossed design of the Colosseum on the bottom of the shirt back. The shorts are blue with a white drawstring while the socks are blue with a knitted white cuff.
The crew-neck ‘Alternate’ version has a white central body with navy blue shoulders and sleeves. At shoulder height, fading Italian tricolor flag bands feature on the raglan sleeves as a bold reference to a historic shirt from the 1995-1996 season. The front of the shirt features the same graphic design of gladiators’ helms in tone-on-tone, and the stylised drawing of the Colosseum stands out in embossed graphics at the bottom of the shirt back. The back of the neck is personalised just like the ‘Home’ shirt and the wording ITALIA features in relief on the back of the collar. The shorts are navy blue with a white drawstring. The socks are also navy blue with three horizontal Italian tricolor flag bands around the top.
All the shirts have a muscle fit and the fabrics used are Eco-Armevo with panels in Eco-Boditex, materials which as well as being lightweight and breathable, are also extremely hard-wearing. The new match kits, just like the exclusive range of apparel and merchandising produced by Macron for the Italian Rugby Federation, are available in the section dedicated to the Italian national squad on macron.com