England release radical new equipment for this yr’s World Cup

England Rugby League lately launches a brand new enjoying equipment to be worn by way of all 3 groups – Men, Women and Wheelchair – at this yr’s Rugby League World Cup (RLWC) and steps up the countdown to the event by way of confirming that the Men’s group will finalise arrangements after they play Fiji at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium on Friday October 7.

Designed in partnership with professional England equipment supplier OXEN, the equipment is a unique and thrilling departure from the acquainted all-white outfits worn in earlier tournaments. England’s new equipment additionally comprises a putting chevron design, synonymous with world Rugby League, the ‘We are Ready’ motif, and a ribbing-styled collar and cuff impact befitting of a world blouse.

The redesign follows the postponement of RLWC2021 and the announcement of a significant new blouse sponsor, Betfred. The enjoying kits can even characteristic any other new sponsor, REIGN Total Body Fuel.

RFL Chief Commercial Officer, Mark Foster, says:
“Today marks any other thrilling step at the street to the Rugby League World Cup and we’re all excited on the prospect of England supporters and gamers dressed in the blouse at St James’ Park, Headingley, the Copper Box Arena and the entire different implausible World Cup venues. We thank our sponsors, Betfred, Ronseal and REIGN Total Body Fuel, for his or her beef up in getting in the back of England in what’s an enormous yr for Rugby League.

“The Fiji match will be the perfect opportunity for our England Men’s team to show their credentials before they embark on an historic World Cup campaign on home soil. With the majority of tickets priced at £15 for Adults and £5 for Under 16s, we wanted this to be an affordable event for all Rugby League fans so that as many as possible can see off our England Men’s players in style just eight days before RLWC2021 begins.”

Lee Jenkinson, OXEN CEO, provides:
“World Cups don’t come around very often, so it’s been an honour and a privilege to develop the shirt design with the RFL and Rugby League supporters from a wide number of clubs. A common theme of all our discussions was a desire to take things in a new direction, while also recognising the traditions of international Rugby League. We are delighted with the final product and look forward to seeing it being worn proudly by all three England sides at this year’s Rugby League World Cup.”

Any lovers who purchased ultimate yr’s England blouse at complete worth will have the ability to purchase the brand new blouse at 50% OFF and they’re going to obtain an electronic mail from Elite Pro Sports with main points on how one can redeem the be offering.

In addition, for a restricted length, all different lovers purchasing the brand new blouse however now not redeeming the 50% OFF be offering can even obtain a unfastened England RL Community Jersey, which can be worn by way of all 3 England groups for Captain’s Runs throughout RLWC2021. The jersey, which generally retails at £34.99, options the names of all skilled and group Rugby League groups in England.

RLWC2021 will get underway at Newcastle’s St James’ Park on Saturday October 15 when England play Samoa within the first fit of the Men’s festival. England Women play their first recreation at Headingley Stadium, Leeds, in opposition to the RLWC debutants Brazil on Tuesday November 1, whilst England Wheelchair open their marketing campaign in opposition to Australia on the Copper Box Arena in London’s Olympic Park on Thursday November 3.

Fiji were semi-finalists in each and every of the ultimate 3 Rugby League World Cups (2008, 2013 and 2017), and are anticipated to problem strongly once more this yr with quite a few NRL stars together with the Parramatta wing Maika Sivo and the Penrith ahead Viliame Kikau.

England have most effective prior to now performed Fiji on 3 events, all in World Cups after they had been drawn in the similar workforce – 1995, 2000 and 2013. But in this instance, they’re in numerous teams, so can not meet till no less than the quarter finals.

England head trainer Shaun Wane mentioned:
“I said last year before the World Cup was postponed that Fiji were ideal opposition for us to get ready for the Samoa game, so I’m pleased we’ve been able to rearrange the game for this year. “They’re a very talented team who will give us a real challenge, which will be good for the players and for us as coaches – and as a Rugby League fan it’s a game I’d be looking forward to, so I hope our supporters come out and get behind us ahead of the World Cup.”

The recreation had at the start been scheduled for Rochdale’s Crown Oil Arena ultimate autumn, to have fun the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Rochdale Hornets membership and likewise their hyperlinks to Fiji which stretch again to the Sixties when 4 pioneering gamers arrived in Lancashire within the depths of wintry weather.

Following the postponement of the World Cup in 2021, the Crown Oil Arena is not to be had – however the RFL and Rochdale Hornets hope that during securing an alternate venue as shut as imaginable to Rochdale, it’s going to nonetheless be imaginable to retain a component of the celebrations.

Harry Newman is proven modelling it right here:

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