1968 France Rugby Shirt Blue


An Introduction to France Rugby Shirt 1968 Grand Slam

France Rugby Shirt 1968 Grand Slam. Our inspiration. The Ellis Rugby Rugby Shirt is inspired by the famous alternative France 1968 Grand Slam team captained by Christian Carrère.


1968 France Rugby Shirt Blue

Walter Spanghero and the 1968 France Rugby Shirt Blue

Walter Spanghero, a pivotal figure in French rugby history, made an indelible mark as a Number Eight for France, notably during the 1968 Grand Slam triumph in the Five Nations tournament. Born on December 21, 1943, in Payra-sur-l’Hers, France, Spanghero’s Italian heritage from parents Ferrucio and Romea added depth to his sporting legacy.

Spanghero’s Influential Presence on France Rugby first Ever Grand Slam in 1968

His career was adorned with numerous accolades, including three Challenge Yves du Manoir titles (1968, 1973, 1974) and a Challenge Antoine-Béguère win in 1966. Transitioning from Narbonne to Toulouse in 1974, he continued his influential presence on the field.

France Rugby’s first Grand Slam wearing the away jersey

However, Spanghero’s defining moment arrived during the 1968 Grand Slam, a watershed moment for French rugby. His performances were instrumental, contributing significantly to the team’s victories. The nail-biting 8-6 win against Scotland at Murrayfield, followed by commanding triumphs over Ireland (16-6) and England, paved the way for the ultimate triumph in Cardiff, where France clinched the Grand Slam by defeating Wales 14-9.

A cornerstone of the French Rugby Team of 1968

A cornerstone of the French side, Spanghero’s contribution extended beyond this historic triumph. He was also part of the victorious Five Nations teams in 1967 and 1973, displaying consistency and skill in over 50 appearances for France

The 1968 France Rugby Shirt Blue holds profound nostalgia

The 1968 France Rugby Shirt Blue holds profound nostalgia for enthusiasts, evoking memories of Spanghero’s era and the nation’s inaugural Grand Slam victory. Its evolution symbolizes the heritage and legacy of French rugby, resonating with fans who cherish this iconic period.

Spanghero’s legacy endures as a testament to his enduring skill, pivotal role in historic victories, and the evocative charm of an era embodied by the revered 1968 France Rugby Shirt Blue.


The 1968 France Rugby Shirt Blue. Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the jersey features a detailed applique Crest. Other features include a herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening.

Available in S to 5XL.

This product includes our unique ‘Story-Teller’ microchip. Scan the garment label on the front, just above the hem. A message will appear on iPhones, tap the icon and the video will launch. Android Smartphones often scan better if the back of the phone is placed over the label. Once the chip is detected the video will launch automatically on your phone.

Please note: The Ellis Rugby ‘Story-Teller’ is an additional feature to our garments. We will not accept returns. Or supply replacements if the tag does not work, or stops working during the garment’s life.

Here’s the video you will see, telling the story behind the garment –

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