Ellis Rugby Button Sweatshirt. Inspired by the great history of Rugby.
The Legend of William Webb Ellis
According to legend, Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it during a school football match in 1823, thus creating the “rugby” style of play.
Old Boys Schools helped spread the game
Although the story has become firmly entrenched in the sport’s folklore. Certainly, the old boys of Rugby School certainly had a part to play in the formation of the rules that would lead to the modern game of rugby. In 1839 at Cambridge University, the Old Rugbeians challenged the Old Etonians to a game of football.
Formation of the Laws of the Game
Controversy at the Rugbeians’ use of hands led to representatives of the major public schools meeting to draw up the ‘Cambridge Rules.’
Discord continued in the rapidly developing game of rugby, but in 1871 the Rugby Football Union was formed in Pall Mall Restaurant by a meeting of 21 clubs, headed by three Old Rugbeians. By this time, other products of the elite English education system had been active in promoting the game in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and throughout the Empire.
Laws of the game
were drafted and soon after the first international game was played between England and Scotland.
Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper – Manufacturing
The Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper is a full zip sweatshirt and features a stylish embroider on the front. Also, includes matching heavy-duty rib cuffs. The zipper itself features a full YKK zip is also Bronze Antique. In addition, we’ve included velvet strip-lined and cut-in jetted pockets.
Available in sizes M – XXL Red
Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper complimentary styles
In addition to the Ellis Rugby Button Sweatshirt, we also offer a Crest Hoodie Red Retro Style or an Ellis Rugby Red Sweatshirt Zipper Heritage Style. In addition, we offer the Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper.