The 1895 Rugby League T-Shirt is inspired by the formation of the game of Rugby League Football. At the George Hotel, Huddersfield members of twenty-two northern clubs met. And they agreed to form a new code of football – Rugby Football League.
Prior to the break-away, Lancashire and Yorkshire players dominated the England Rugby teams. However, these players had no permission to earn any money for playing. It, therefore, became difficult for the northern teams whose players were working class to play to their full potential. In many cases, their time to play and to train was limited by the need to earn a wage. Also, if they became injured, they had to pay their own medical bills. It might also result in financial hardship if they had to take time off work to recover.