Grand Slam 1923 1924. In 1923 England had dominated the Five Nations Rugby Tournament that saw them clinch an impressive Grand Slam against France in Paris. So, in 1924 the other competing nations knew of England’s strengths. It made this second Grand Slam even more impressive. And resulted in an achievement few teams have been able to match. Back-to-back Grand Slams.

Grand Slam 1923 1924 – Inspires Ellis Rugby

Our England Rugby 1923 Shirt 1924 Grand Slam was inspired by these outstanding teams. The Ellis Rugby jersey features the famous Red Rose stitched in the colours used at the time. In addition, it includes a large patch applique. Also, gold embroidery 1923-1924 Grand Slam is included on the back of the neck. In addition, we’ve added a microchip under the decorative seam woven label. When scanned by a mobile phone it links with a video showing original footage and the story behind the shirt.

England Rugby’s new leader Wavell Wakefield

With the retirement of Lowe, Kershaw, and the influential captain Davies at the end of 1923. England might not be as strong a team as in 1924. But, under the captaincy of Wavell Wakefield. They became the first side in history to record a third Grand Slam in four seasons. And back-to-back Grand Slams. Myers moved into Fly-Half. And Scrum-Half Arthur Young made his debut. Also, the exciting Carston Catheside replaced Lowe on the wing.

The inspirational leadership of Wavell Wakefield created a great team spirit. Flying wing Catheside scored two tries on their first win in Wales since 1913. Against Ireland at Ravenhill. Catheside scored a further two tries. The second was a length of the field score in the final minute to secure the 14-3 victory.

France were the visitors to Twickenham. And Myers was in good form. But, once again, Catheside scored an incredible hat-trick to gain England to a 19-7 victory.

Grand Slam 1923 1924 – secured with victory over Scotland at Twickenham

Wakefield and his outstanding pack. Were the difference during the deciding fixture against Scotland at Twickenham. Leading like a Captain, Wakefield dived over the line to open the scoring. And Myers then secured the victory with a drop goal and a try after the half-time break. But, once again, Catheside scored. It was his sixth try in four matches. England defeated Scotland 19 points to nil.
England Rugby led by Dave Davies in 1923 and then by Wavell Wakefield in 1924 had totally dominated the Five Nations Rugby Championships. Their achievement of back-to-back Grand Slams was truly exceptional.