Scottish Rugby, the governing body for rugby union in Scotland, has extended its kit supply agreement with Italian sportswear brand Macron until the end of June 2021.
The new four-year deal covers all levels of the Scottish national team set-up, including its women’s, Sevens and age group sides, as well as the country’s two professional clubs, Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh Rugby.
Bologna-based Macron will also continue to operate Scottish Rugby’s official online store, with orders processed directly from a soon to be completed warehouse facility at BT Murrayfield, Scotland’s national rugby stadium.
Financial terms of the agreement, which extends a partnership that began in July 2013, have not been released but a Scottish Rugby statement said it represents ‘a larger, consolidated deal’.
The initial four-year deal between the two parties was described as the ‘biggest ever sponsorship’ signed by Scottish Rugby.
“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,” said Macron chief executive Gianluca Pavanello.
“We have also been very proud to be associated with the on field success of Scotland’s professional teams, most notably Glasgow Warriors winning the Guinness Pro12 and Edinburgh Rugby’s runs in European competition – we look forward to being an integral part of their continued success.”
The renewal comes with Scotland preparing to take on Italy at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico in the next round of the 2016 Six Nations Championship this coming weekend.