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Saints recreate spirit of St James’ boys in new away strip

Northampton Saints’ brand-new away strip for the 2019/20 season is available to purchase now – with the Club going back to its roots in the eye-catching jersey.

Together with technical sponsor Macron, an international leader in sport apparel and teamwear, Saints have embedded the St James’ Cross worn by the first Saints into the very fabric of the shirt.

The Cross is embossed across the arms and shoulders of the away jersey, which is light grey and features a melange pattern. The green crewneck and gold detailing echo the colouring of the Club’s crest, which sits over the heart on the left of the chest.

The Macron Hero, the Bologna-based manufacturer’s refreshed logo, is found on the right-hand side of the chest, while the strip is completed by green shorts with grey panelling and grey socks with two horizontal bands – green and gold – on the upper edge.

“We have already shown our desire to integrate the Club’s pedigree and history into this season’s kits with the launch of our Heineken Cup 20th anniversary home shirt,” said Saints’ head of retail Will Peasgood.

“But in the away kit we have included the St James’ Cross in the design; looking at the earliest team photos still in existence, we noticed the cross adorning the jerseys of the first Saints – there to remind the boys they were playing on behalf of their local community.

“We want our players to feel proud of their place in the Club’s history and know they are representing our town every time they pull on the shirt.”

Will Peasgood, head of retail

“We want our current players to feel proud of their place in the Club’s history and know they are representing our town every time they pull it on.

“So, we’re really pleased with the look and feel of both our home and away kits, and can’t wait to see our players and supporters wearing both around Franklin’s Gardens this season.”

The new change strip will be worn by Chris Boyd’s side away from Franklin’s Gardens this season – with trips to France, Ireland and Italy all on the horizon for Saints during their Heineken Champions Cup campaign.

Made of Macron’s innovative ‘Armevo’ fabric that ensures optimum lightness and breathability, the shirt will be available in both a body fit players’ cut and a standard fit supporters version.

Northampton Saints’ 2019/20 home and away kits are available to order now, with Season Ticket Holders eligible for a 10% discount. CLICK HERE to purchase from the Saints Store.

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