The Vintage Bath Rugby Polo Shirt. It is inspired by the history of this famous club.
Bath Rugby – Early Years
In its early years, Bath Rugby often lost games due to fielding a lightweight pack. However in the mid-fifties. With six-foot four-inch players. Such as England international back-row David Gay. Also Peter Heindorff and Peter Sibley. The team had players with physiques to impose this style of play.
Jack Rowell Player Recruitment
With players like John Horton and Mike Beese. The side continued to develop Bath’s reputation. In the early Seventies with wins over the top Welsh sides. However, the revolution began with the arrival of coach Jack Rowell in 1978. Rowell transformed the club. He began recruiting players from outside of the area. When formalised competitions started in the 1980s. He introduced quality players like Gareth Chilcott and Roger Spurrell. In addition, John Horton and winger David Trick.
Bath Rugby Successful Era
By 1984. The first of ten knock-out cup successes had been achieved. These were at the expense of Bristol. Also, Bath Rugby dominated the John Player Cup. They won it four years in a row. This was from 1984 to 1987. The cup sponsor changed to Pilkington. And Bath after losing in 1988. Then dominated that cup as well winning it a further six times.
The formal league structure started in 1987. And Bath dominated the early years of the competition. They won six times in eight years. And did the “double” four times. Bath Rugby was an unstoppable force in 1988–89. They ran away with the league title. This was done by winning the first ten of their eleven league matches. In addition, Bath Rugby played their arch rival Leicester. This was in the Pilkington Cup final at Twickenham. Which Bath won 10–6. To become the first English club to wrap up the double of winning both League and Cup.
1990 Six Consecutive Twickenham Finals
1990 saw the last of six consecutive Twickenham final wins. They defeated Gloucester 48–6. Success followed in 1993–94. When Bath Rugby won a unique “Grand Slam” of titles. In addition to the league. The team won the Pilkington Cup. In addition, the Middlesex Sevens. Also, the Worthington Tens.
Manufacturing of Vintage Bath Rugby Polo Shirt
The Bath Rugby Polo Shirt design features the heritage Bath Rugby Crest as a smart embroider on the front chest. Manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton. Also, contrast inner placket, arm rib and collar stand.
Limited sizes available