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Ellis XV Vintage Polo Shirt




The Vintage Ellis XV Polo Shirt. This Polo Shirt is inspired by the great William Webb Ellis. ‘Ellis XV’ embroidery features on this design in addition to Ellis Rugby branding. The embroidery features on the left chest of this garment with the Ellis Rugby branding on the arm.

The early rules of rugby were usually decided by those participating before a game took place. A decision took place as to whether or not it was legal to run with the ball shortly before kick-off. The production of the first set of written rules took place in 1845. These rules were produced by the pupils at Rugby School. However people were playing many variations of Rugby at the time.

In 1848 the Cambridge rules were published which included “running with the ball” and “hacking” (kicking an opponent in the shins). Player numbers were initially 20 each side, but reduced to 15 in 1877. The official formation of the game of Rugby took place in 1871. This is when the adoption of the Rugby rules by the original 21 Clubs took place.

William Webb Ellis was an excellent all-round sportsman and after leaving Rugby School, he played cricket for Oxford University against Cambridge University in 1827. He graduated with a BA in 1829, and received his MA in 1831. Ellis will however always be remembered for the famous incident in 1823 which helped form the great game of rugby. Rugby Football should not be the only sport that William Webb Ellis is remembered for. This is because he was a fine cricketer in addition to being a good scholar.

This Polo shirt is manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton. The Ellis XV Polo Shirt features detailed embroidery on the crest.  contrast inner placket, arm rib and collar stand. In addition Ellis Rugby branding features on the arm of this garment in the form of the Ellis Rugby Crest.

The Ellis XV Polo Shirt is available in sizes S to 4XL.


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L, M, S, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL

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