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England rugby launch £100 one-off 150th anniversary retro shirt with new Red Rose for Six Nations clash with Scotland


ENGLAND are rolling the clock back to celebrate their 150th anniversary with this £100 retro kit.

The RFU commissioned Umbro to make the one-off shirt for their Six Nations opener against Scotland at Twickenham on February 6.

It will be worn by Owen Farrell & Co and is also on limited sale for fans - with the top that will be worn at Twickenham an eye-watering £100.

The 2021 Calcutta Cup marks a century and a half since the first ever international match — also between England and Scotland — at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh.

Bill Sweeney, the RFU chief exec, said: “We are extremely proud to be celebrating 150 years of rugby union in England and the iconic red rose.

"Umbro has created a terrific anniversary kit and I look forward to seeing Eddie Jones’ side wearing this when they take to the pitch against Scotland in February."

Anthony Little from Umbro added: “We are hugely excited to unveil England’s anniversary kit for the 2021 Calcutta Cup match.

"For the last 150 years, players and fans have worn the English rose with immense pride.

"We are extremely proud to have played a part in English rugby’s history and we look forward to building on our past experience in creating elite performance products to shape our future in rugby.”

The shirt - which has cheaper options - can be purchased online at Umbro's website.

In a blow to England's preparations Jones has been forced into self-isolation after one of his coaches caught Covid.

Boss Jones is self-isolating for ten days and will miss their first day of training at St George's Park next Wednesday.

The RFU revealed forwards coach Matt Proudfoot tested positive for coronavirus.

And Jones, as well as attack coach Simon Amor, have both been listed as close contacts.

That means that England No2 John Mitchell is the only front line coach available to lead face-to-face training ahead the Scotland game.

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