An Introduction to British Isles Rugby Shirt 1938 Tour
British Isles Rugby Shirt 1938 Tour. Our inspiration. The Ellis Rugby Rugby Shirt is inspired by the famous 1938 British Lions Tour
of South Africa.
British Lions attractive rugby style
The 1938 British Isles tour to South Africa. This was the fourteenth tour by a British Isles team. The tour captain was Ireland’s, Sam Walker. He adopted an open style of play that resulted in exciting and free-scoring matches. This approach delighted the South African spectators. He normally played at prop led by example on the tour. He led the British team out for 17 invitational games. Also, all three Tests against the Springboks.
Like many of the Lions parties of the 1930s and 1940s. The squad of players did not represent the best of British and Irish rugby talent. Obvious omissions included Wilf Wooller and Cliff Jones. But above all. In 1938 rugby was first and foremost a pastime. An opportunity to meet like-minded individuals. And to socialise and make friends.
The Blue British Isles Rugby Shirt 1938 Tour Lions jersey
The squad was away from home for four months. And although they were defeated in the first two tests. They regrouped and they won the last test. This was recognised as one of the greatest games in history. The blue jerseys the Lions wore up until, and including 1938. After the Second World War, they switched to their famous red jerseys.
The British Isles Rugby Shirt 1938 Tour. 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. Also, we offer a 1971 British Isles Lions Shirt in Red. Plus our vintage British Isles Rugby collection
Available in S to 5XL.