Ellis Rugby Navy Hoodie Full Zip. Inspired by the great history of Rugby.
The Story of William Webb Ellis
With this “fine disregard for the rules”. Webb Ellis is credited with inventing the game of rugby football as distinct from its kicking counterparts. Since 1987. Every four years. Players compete for the Rugby World Cup trophy named in his honour.
Ellis Rugby School
While the validity of the Webb Ellis story has been questioned. It is irrefutable that the pupils of Rugby School shaped the game that we know and love. The first written ‘football rules’ were composed by three of its pupils in 1845. And printed in a small, pocket-sized book. This is where many of the words and phrases associated with the game originated. Such as ‘try’, came to light.
The concept of awarding caps for appearances first originated at the school too. While England chose to play in white, like Rugby School pupils. They wore these jerseys in the first-ever international against Scotland, at Raeburn Place in Edinburgh in 1871. Scotland took on England in front of a crowd of 4,000. And, to the home support’s delight, won the encounter by two tries and a goal to England’s single try. The first international became a regular fixture, with a return match played at Kennington Oval in London the following year. It also directly led to the creation of the RFU in October 1871. Raeburn Place was used as the preferred home ground for Scotland for the next 25 years.
Ellis Rugby Navy Hoodie Full Zip – Manufacturing
The Ellis Rugby Navy Hoodie Full Zip includes a YKK Antique Bronze Zipper. And features a stylish Ellis XV embroidery on the front. Also, includes matching heavy-duty rib cuffs. The hoodie itself features a contrast drawcord with bronze clasps. In addition, we’ve included velvet strip-lined half kangaroo pockets.
Available in sizes M – XXL Navy
In addition to the Navy Hoodie Full Zip, we also offer this style in Red. Furthermore, we offer an Ellis Rugby Red Sweatshirt Zipper or an Ellis Rugby Navy Sweatshirt Zipper Heritage Style.