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Vintage British Isles T-Shirt




The Vintage British Isles T-Shirt. A design that draws inspiration from the jersey worn during the 1930 tour of New Zealand. The jersey design also featured on the kit worn during the 1936 tour of Argentina. Featuring on the design of the Vintage British Isles T-Shirt is the vintage British Isles crest. The arm of the T-shirt also features Ellis Rugby branding.

The British Isles New Zealand tourists jersey of 1930 wore three heraldic Lions on their badge. The 1930 New Zealand tour kit was used again for the 1936 tour of Argentina.

A delegation led by the Irish lock George Beamish expressed their displeasure at the fact that whilst the blue of Scotland, red of Wales and White of England were represented on the strip there was no green for Ireland. The addition of a green flash on the socks ensured that the green of Ireland was featuring on the strip. The tour is recognised as the first where the team gained its famous nickname.

Those ‘selected’ for the 1930 tour party had 12 months to arrange six months leave. Each player also had to accumulate £80 that the committee required for expenses.  All those making the trip also had to provide their own dinner jacket. It was a requirement that team members wore their dinner jackets nightly when dining.

The Vintage British Isles T-Shirt is manufactured from Satin touch 100% Cotton. Featured on the design is the Vintage British Isles Crest as a smart appliqué on the front chest and Ellis Rugby branding on the arm. In addition herringbone detail on side vents and velvet tape on neck opening.

Available in sizes S to 4XL.


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L, M, S, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

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