Glasgow Warriors launch bespoke 1872 Cup anniversary kit

Glasgow Warriors launch bespoke 1872 Cup anniversary kit

A brand-new bespoke shirt will be worn by Glasgow Warriors for next month’s 1872 Cup double-header with Edinburgh, as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations of the oldest inter-city derby in rugby.

The new shirt – which is now on sale from the Scottish Rugby Store on Queen Street in Glasgow city centre – will be worn for the first time at Scotstoun next month, as Franco Smith’s men welcome Edinburgh on Friday 23 December (kick-off 7.35pm) Click here for match tickets. Main and North Stand seats are almost SOLD OUT for this fixture, with availability in the East and West Stands.

Predominantly white with black and gold trim, the shirt pays tribute to the first-ever Glasgow District team that took to the field against Edinburgh on 23 November 1872 – 150 years ago today. The team can be found at the bottom of this story.

Played by teams of 20-a-side, the match took place at Burnbank, with the 1872 Cup trophy named to honour the famous first meeting.

A new anniversary logo can be found alongside the club’s ‘Whatever It Takes’ mantra on the back of the shirt, with the trophy itself embossed on the side panels.

The back of the neck also features a nod to the origin of the 1872 Cup, with the ‘Whatever It Takes’ mantra repeated in sky blue on the inside of the collar.

Produced by the club’s Official Kit Supplier, Macron, the Macron Hero logo is joined by the Glasgow Warriors emblem and the logo of Official Community Partner, SP Energy Networks, on the front of the shirt.

Supporters are able to buy the shirt online and in store at the Official Scottish Rugby Store at 44 Queen Street, Glasgow; the store’s festive opening times, which come into effect from 28 November, can be found below:

Monday-Wednesday: 9am-7pm
Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday-Sunday: 9am-7pm

Glasgow District team that played Edinburgh on 23 November 1872

Backs: T Chalmers, W D Brown (both Glasgow Academicals), W Kidston (West of Scotland), W Cross, T Drew (both Glasgow Academicals), G B McClure (West of Scotland), J W Arthur (Glasgow Academicals) (captain).

Forwards: J K Tod, H W Allan, C C Bryce, G R Fleming, J S Thomson, J K Brown (all Glasgow Academicals), J H McClure, J Kennedy, J P Tennant, R Wilson, G Hunter, A Cochrane (all West of Scotland) and J W Reid (Glasgow University).


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