Scottish Rugby has agreed a four-year extension with Italian technical sportswear manufacturer Macron that will see the Scotland national team wear its shirts until the end of June 2021.
The new agreement shows a substantial increase in Macron’s investment in Scottish Rugby and sees the kit supply contract combine with Macron’s existing role as official retail and online partner to form a larger, consolidated deal.
Macron will continue to supply a wide variety of high street and online retailers across the UK, with Scottish Rugby directly benefiting from all sales of official merchandise made through these outlets.
Macron CEO Gianluca Pavanello said: “We are truly honoured to be renewing our partnership with Scottish Rugby which will see Macron represented again at a Rugby World Cup, this time in Japan in 2019. We have also been very proud to be associated with the on-field success of Scotland’s professional teams.
Scottish Rugby’s chief executive, Mark Dodson said: “It is fantastic news for Scottish Rugby that Macron, one of the fastest growing sports brands in Europe, has decided to extend its partnership. This record-breaking deal is the result of the outstanding relationship that has developed since Macron first started supplying kit to Edinburgh Rugby in 2010.”