Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Purple Top. Inspired by the great rugby history of Rugby Football.
William Webb Ellis, The Rugby World Cup & Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Purple Top
William Webb Ellis was born in Lancashire and attended Rugby School. Where it is alleged that he was responsible for inventing the game of rugby football. Changing a game of football from a kicking game to a handling game. The Webb Ellis Cup is of course the name of the trophy awarded to the winning team of the Rugby World Cup.
He left Rugby School and entered the Church
Webb Ellis came up to Brasenose College in 1825, aged 18. And was awarded his B.A. degree in 1829. Like many Brasenose men at this time, he entered the church. And became the Rector of Magdalen Laver in Essex from 1855. He died in France in 1872, where he is buried at Menton.
Lived in France until 1872
The Webb Ellis Cup is the trophy awarded to the winner of the men’s Rugby World Cup. It is the premier competition in the men’s international rugby union. The Cup is named after William Webb Ellis. Who is often credited as being the inventor of rugby football. The trophy is silver-gilt and has been presented to the winner of the Rugby World Cup since the first competition in 1987.
Manufacturing – Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Purple Top
Manufactured from waffle cotton mix, the Ellis Rugby Longsleeve Purple Top features a stylish woven label crest on the chest. On the front ‘Probables’. Also included is decorative overlock stitching on the shoulders and rib cuffs. Also velvet tape on the neck opening. A classic garment that is a loose fit style.
Limited sizes are available.
As well as the Ellis Rugby Purple Top. In addition, we offer this style in Navy. Or, we also offer a Heritage England Rugby Shirt 1871 Vintage.