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British & Irish Rugby Classic Sweatshirt Zipper Red

£69.95

The British & Irish Rugby Classic Sweatshirt Zipper Red is inspired by the history of the British Isles Rugby Lions tours.

The inaugural official tour of South Africa was in 1891 was organised by Joe Richards, a old boy of Leys School in Cambridge. He assembled twenty one players under the Captaincy of London Scottish player, Bill Maclagan. The squad mainly included players from both Oxford and Cambridge. Only nine of the twenty one had played international rugby and of these only five had played in the 1891 Four Nations Championship. These were William Bromet and William Mitchell for England. The Scotland Triple Crown winners were represented by Rob MacMillan, Paul Claus and William Wotherspoon.

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An Introduction to British & Irish Rugby Classic Sweatshirt

The British & Irish Rugby Classic Sweatshirt Zipper Red is inspired by the history of the British Isles Rugby Lions tours.

The inaugural official tour of South Africa was in 1891 was organised by Joe Richards, a old boy of Leys School in Cambridge. He assembled twenty one players under the Captaincy of London Scottish player, Bill Maclagan. The squad mainly included players from both Oxford and Cambridge. Only nine of the twenty one had played international rugby and of these only five had played in the 1891 Four Nations Championship. These were William Bromet and William Mitchell for England. The Scotland Triple Crown winners were represented by Rob MacMillan, Paul Claus and William Wotherspoon.

Johnny Hammond a Veteran of Three Lions Tours 

The tour party were invited for lunch by Sir Donald Currie on board the ‘Dunottar Castle’ ship in the East India Docks on Wednesday the 17th June. The following morning they sailed to Southampton, before they embarked on their adventure to the Cape, stopping in Madeira en route.
This was the first tour for Johnny Hammond the Cambridge and Blackheath forward, but he would go on three further Lions tours. In 1896 again as a player, then in 1903 as the tourists manager. He became a Cambridge Blue in 1881, but was never selected to play for England, yet he made five Test appearances against South Africa. He won four Test and lost only one against the Springboks.

Manufacturing Features and Details

The Ellis Rugby British & Irish Rugby Classic Sweatshirt Zipper Red is made from 100% cotton with a fleece lined inner. It features a classic four nations badge embroider. And includes a tricolour rib collar and cuffs. Also, this garment includes a decorative woven label.

This Sweatshirt is available in sizes S – 5XL.

As well as the British & Irish Rugby Classic Sweatshirt Zipper Red, we also offer this style in Navy and our British & Irish Shirt Polo Heritage Shirt Red Navy or Ecru Navy.

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Size

Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large, 5X Large

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