An Introduction to Classic England Rugby T-Shirt
The Classic England Rugby T-Shirt Triple Blue Navy is inspired by the great England winger Cyril Nelson ‘Kit’ Lowe.
The legendary former England Captain Wavell Wakefield described Cyril Lowe as follows:
‘…an exceptionally fine wing because of his speed, his initiative, but above all else because of his determination…which largely made him so formidable both in attack and defence.’
He was born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire in 1891. Cyril Nelson Lowe was schooled at Dulwich College and he excelled at swimming, cricket, boxing and rugby.
Furthermore, in 1909 he was one of five future international rugby players playing for Dulwich. These were Eric Loudoun-Shand and Grahame Donald who both went on to play for Scotland. W. D. Doherty who went on to play for and captain Ireland. J. E. Greenwood who went on to play for and captain England and Cyril Lowe himself. Needless to say, the Dulwich school XV went through the season unbeaten.
Cyril Lowe was only relatively small, at only 5’ 6” when turning out on the wing for Cambridge University and Blackheath. His school nickname was ‘Titch’, but his lack of height did not diminish him as a player. His speed, elusive-running, dangerous cross-field kicking, tackling and try-scoring ability marked him out from an early age.
He earned blues for Cambridge University in 1911, 1912 and 1913 making him a rare ‘Triple-Blue’.
Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby Classic England Rugby T-Shirt Triple Blue Navy features a quartered Crest including the English Rose and symbols celebrating C.N. Lowe’s military achievements on the front chest. Also included in this garment is herringbone detail on the side vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. Also, this T-Shirt features the vintage Cambridge Lion and Ellis Rugby branding on the arms.
The ‘Triple Blue’ T-Shirt is available in sizes S to 4XL.
As well as the Classic England Rugby T-Shirt Triple Blue Navy, we also offer this T-Shirt in Sky, a Classic England Rugby Shirt Polo Triple Blue and England Rugby Shirt Vintage Triple Blue.