Bath Rugby can reveal its new Macron home kit for 2022/23, inspired by Heineken Cup win of 1998, filmed in partnership with the club's Official AV and Technology partner, Bendac.
Staying true to form with the classic blue, black and white hoops, the kit pays homage to the famous Heineken Cup win over Brive in 1998.
Over 7,000 dedicated Bath Rugby fans crossed the Channel to Bordeaux to support the team in their trophy winning match.
Of the occasion, Phil de Glanville said*: “If you see the video of us all running towards the touch line, you probably have a good sense of what the feeling was.
“It was absolute joy – everyone up in their arms running towards the coaches and the rest of the bench.
“It was one of those magical moments which still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.”
The new strip is inspired by the jersey worn by Bath Rugby legends, de Glanville and Steve Ojomoh, 25 years ago.
Over two decades later, it’s modelled by their sons, Tom de Glanville and Max Ojomoh, who will take centre stage as the new season commences in under two weeks against Bristol Bears.
The home jersey is one of the most recognisable in the Gallagher Premiership, and retains the traditional blue, black and white composition.
To add to the Heineken Cup commemoration, Bath Rugby recently announced Jon Callard as their new Kicking Coach for the 2022/23 season, joining the club’s string of new leaders.
Callard scored all 19 points in the Brive clash, leading the team to triumph.
Of the victory, Callard said: “The thing that made the occasion so special was how the Bath supporters got into the spirit of the French culture.
“The noise, the spirit, the banners, the klaxons, it was an amazing atmosphere. I can still feel it now, walking down the tunnel to that match – it was surreal.
“Any player that comes into the Bath Rugby family has the aim of leaving something in the foundation of the club.
“In terms of what I did during the European Cup, I’m just a tiny, little bit in that foundation and I look back at it very fondly.
“I don’t look back and think ‘I scored all the points’; I was just fortunate to do it.”
Our 2022/23 kit launch is filmed in partnership with our official AV and technology partners, Bendac, using their cutting-edge virtual production studio. Also providers of our LED scoreboards, Bendac offer a full turn-key solution for LED displays.
Replica kit will soon be available to purchase in men’s, women’s and junior fit. An adult cotton strip will also be available with long or short sleeve options.
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*All interviews sourced from the Bath Rugby v Scarlets programme (12th January 2018).