An Introduction to British Isles 1930 Rugby T-Shirt Red
The British Isles 1930 Rugby T-Shirt Red is inspired by the history of the British Isles Rugby Lions tours. The British Isles Tour jersey worn in New Zealand in 1930 had three heraldic Lions on the badge. And this kit was repeated for the 1936 tour of Argentina.
On the 1930 tour, a delegation led by the Irish lock George Beamish expressed their displeasure. Whilst the blue of Scotland, red of Wales and White of England got representation on the strip. But no representation of green for Ireland. A green flash was added to the socks. And the tour got recognition as the first where the team gained its famous nickname ’The Lions’.
Those selected for the 1930 tour party had to arrange six months’ leave. And accumulate the £80 each player had to bank the committee for expenses. All those making the trip also had to provide their own dinner jacket. The jacket was to be worn nightly when dining.
The British Lions Won 20 out of 28 Games
The tourists won 20 out of 28 games in both New Zealand and Australia. They narrowly lost the four Test series against the ‘All Blacks’. They won the first Test 6-3. But they faced defeat in the second, third and fourth test 10-13, 10-15 and 8-22. In Australia, they played a single Test, losing by 5-6, however they played an Australia XV and defeated them comfortably by 29 points to 14.
Manufactured from 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby, British Isles 1930 Rugby T-Shirt in Red features a stylish applique three heraldic Lions crest and text reading ‘British Isles Rugby Tour’ celebrating the history of the Lions tours. Also, this garment includes the Ellis Rugby applique shield on the arm, herringbone side vents and ‘Pride in the Jersey’ embroidery on the nape. It also has a velvet tape trim on the neck, plus a decorative woven label.
This T-Shirt is available in sizes S – 5XL.
As well as the British Isles 1930 Rugby T-Shirt in Red, we also offer this other styles in Red or Vintage Green celebrating the British Isles Rugby tours to South Africa.