1962 Rugby League Ashes Great Britain Polo Shirt


The Hall of Fame Great Britain 1962 Rugby League Jersey. A Vintage style Polo made from 100% Cotton and featuring a design inspired by the 1962 Great Britain Ashes Test win down under. Available in Billy Boston & Neil Fox style.


An Introduction to 1962 Rugby League Ashes Great Britain Shirt

Manufactured by Ellis Rugby, the 1962 Rugby League Ashes Great Britain Polo Shirt is the finest shirt with high-quality fabric. The Great Britain Rugby League Lions 1962 Tour included the Ashes Test matches against Australia Rugby League. The tour consisted of a total of 33 matches. They played 21 games in Australia and 9 games in New Zealand. Also, they played 3 matches in South Africa. In total, their results were played 33 matches, won 27 and lost only 6. It was a trip that began on the 20th of May in Perth playing Western Australia. And ending in Johannesburg against South Africa on the 31st of August.

The tourists’ best rugby played in Australia. Further, it included back-to-back test match victories against their rivals Australia. In the first Test in Sydney, the Lions won 31-12. They secured the Ashes with their second Test victory in Brisbane by 17 points to 10.

The third Test was one of the most controversial games between Great Britain Lions and the Australia Kangaroos. Moreover, In the first half, Ken Irvine finished off a break by Australia’s Captain Arthur Summons. And Lions Captain Eric Ashton scored an outstanding individual try. Great Britain had a slight lead at half-time by 12 points to 11.

To make matters more difficult, Mick Sullivan the Great Britain winger was sent-off. He was sent off following a high tackle reducing the team down to 12. With no substitutions allowed in Rugby League, in the 1960s, Aussie forward Dud Beattie had a dislocated shoulder. But before he left, he purposely goaded the Lions temperamental Loose Forward Derek ‘Rocky’ Turner. And as expected the Wakefield Trinity player responded.

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With the Lions down to 11 players, they were still in front with not much time left to play. Australia attacked the short side and Bill Carson gave an obvious forward pass to winger Ken Irvine to score wideout. To the tourists’ amazement the referee game the try.

Great Britain were still in front by a single point. Australian goal kicker, Elton Rasmussen’s leg gave away due to cramp. Therefore, Ken Irvine had to take over the placekicking duties. The North Sydney player placed the ball from wide on the touchline. He set the ball on the mound and commenced his run up to take the kick but referee Day Lawler interrupted him.  Lawler advised him that it was not aligned correctly and he should readjust the ball. Irvine did just this and hit the ball sweetly and it flew through the uprights. The goal resulted in Australia winning the third test by one point.

This Ellis Rugby 1962 Ashes Great Britain Polo Shirt is an inspiration by heroes such as Neil Fox & Billy Boston’s contribution to the Ashes winning team down under.

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Manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton, the 1962 Rugby League Ashes Great Britain Polo Shirt features detailed embroidery. Please note we use Ecru colour, rather than pure white to create a vintaged aged look to the garment. Also, appliqué badge as well as inner contrast placket, arm rib, and collar stand. This Polo Shirt is available in sizes S to 5XL.

As well as the 1962 Rugby League Ashes Great Britain Polo Shirt we also offer Great Britain 1962 Rugby League Shirt.

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