08/10/2013 11:29 BST | Updated 09/10/2013 07:44 BST

England's New Canterbury Rugby Kit Revealed (PICTURES)

Canterbury has unveiled the brand new England home kit, which will be worn by Stuart Lancaster’s squad during this autumn’s QBE International series, as well as in the upcoming RBS 6 Nations series which begins in February 2014.

Designed to combine the heritage and traditions of England Rugby with a modern design aesthetic, the new kits retain the classic colour combination of white shirts, white shorts and midnight blue socks, for a look which is true to the traditions of the team, dating back to 1871.

The refreshed jersey has a back-to-basics heritage feel, while the introduction of midnight blue detailing at the cuffs offers a contemporary finish, complemented by the iconic England rose on the chest to complete a patriotic red, white and blue colour combination.

England players Marland Yarde, Sarah Hunter and Brad Barritt during the launch

Designed using the benefit of over 100 years of Canterbury rugby expertise, the shirt has been engineered by Canterbury’s research and development team have worked closely with expert partners and rugby players to create a highly technical jersey built to withstand all of the rigours of the modern game.

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