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England Rugby 1871 Sweatshirt Zipper

£69.95

The Vintage England Rugby 1871 Sweatshirt Zipper. This design is inspired by the many great England Rugby teams throughout the decades including the first international against Scotland in 1871.

Some six years after the first international game in 1871. Ireland were the visitors to the home of England Rugby – Kennington Oval in 1877. Up to this time, the game had been played with 20 players on each team and it wasn’t the most attractive spectacle. But, in 1875 Oxford and Cambridge pioneered the fifteen-a-side game and it was decided to adopt this new rule change.

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An Introduction to England Rugby 1871 Sweatshirt Zipper

The Vintage England Rugby 1871 Sweatshirt Zipper. This design is inspired by the many great England Rugby teams. Throughout the decades including the first international against Scotland in 1871.

Some six years after the first international game in 1871. Ireland were the visitors to the home of England Rugby. They played at Kennington Oval in 1877. Up to this time, the game had been played with 20 players on each team. And it wasn’t the most attractive spectacle. But, in 1875 Oxford and Cambridge pioneered the fifteen-a-side game. And it was decided to adopt this new rule change.

England Rugby introduce Kicking Tactics 

The England selectors had chosen a lighter more athletic team. They defeated Ireland Rugby by two tries and two goals to nil. The match was the first in which Albert Hornby, the Lancashire Test cricketer appeared in an England Rugby jersey. Aged almost 30. Hornby was the first rugby player to make use of the punt as a tactic for gaining field position. Also, his kicks were an innovation as far as international rugby was concerned at the time and his effective methods attracted considerable comment. Hornby had attended Harrow School. It was here where the football game practised in his day was quite different to the version at Rugby School

Manufacturing Features and Details

The Ellis Rugby Quarter Zip Vintage England Rugby 1871 Sweatshirt Zipper features a stylish ’Red Rose’ Applique with 1871 embroider. Also, it features a decorative back seamed panel with contrast neck lining. In addition a smart antique bronze zipper. Stylish red, navy and ecru rib on the collar and cuffs. Gold ‘Pride in the Jersey’ embroider on the back.

Available in sizes S – 5XL.

In addition to the Ellis Rugby Vintage England Rugby 1871 Sweatshirt Zipper Retro Style, we also offer a Heritage England Rugby Shirt 1871 Vintage or England 1871 Rugby T-Shirt Navy Vintage Style.

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Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large, 5X Large

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