An Introduction to the England Rugby 1991 Polo Shirt Rugby World Cup.
England Rugby 1991 Shirt Polo Grand Slam is inspired by the great Rugby World Cup team of 1991 led by Will Carling.
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The 1991 Rugby World Cup
was the second edition of the Rugby World Cup. And was jointly hosted by England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and France.
The opening game pitted joint hosts England. Up against the tournament favourites New Zealand All Blacks. The game staged at Twickenham was a tight affair. England were ahead at halftime. But, New Zealand overturned a narrow half-time deficit to win the match and the pool. Full Back Jonathan Webb kicked three penalties and Rob Andrew added a drop goal. But, New Zealand scored the games only try through Michael Jones. Fly-half Grant Fox added a conversion and four penalty goals.
Victories over Italy by 36 points to 6. Then 37 points to 9 against the USA. Both matches played at Twickenham saw Jeremy Guscott cross for two tries against the Italians. Rory Underwood added a brace of tries in the Gane against the American team.
England Rugby 1991 Polo Shirt inspiration – Quarter Final Classic Against France
Both the All Blacks and England made their way through to the Quarter Finals Stage. France awaited England in the red hot atmosphere of the famous Parc des Princes. The game was one of the most physical played in any Rugby World Cup. Nigel Heslop kicked high to Serge Blanco and hit the fullback late. Punches flew. And the crowd bayed for blood. The pack was at its peak. With “Iron” Mike Teague. Also, Peter Winterbottom and Mick “the Munch” Skinner.
In the second half. With the score 10-6 to England. There was a scrum. Five metres from the English line. Marc Cécillon went blind and met with Skinner. A tackle of monumental drive. England won the ball. Then in injury time. With the score 13-10 England. Scrum-half Richard Hill kicked high, to Jean-Baptiste Lafond. Captain Will Carling grabbed the loose ball and touched it down. Winterbottom went berserk with joy. Jonathan Webb converted. It finished 19-10. A monumental victory.
1991 Rugby World Cup inspiration – Semi-Final Against Scotland
The semi-final brought Scotland and England together at Murrayfield in Edinburgh. With plenty of kicking for position and little running. Hastings put Scotland 6-0 up with two penalties. England’s Jonathan Webb levelled up the scores. With half an hour to go a Rob Andrew’s drop goal put England 9-6 up. And, four minutes later. Hastings had the chance to level with the simplest of penalties. Instead, the full back, still feeling the effects of a monster tackle by Mick Skinner, rushed and speared it wide.
The final was played at Twickenham Stadium in London. And saw Australia triumph 12–6 against England. With a first-half try from prop Tony Daly.
Retro England Rugby 1991 Polo Manufacturing
Manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton, the England Rugby 1991 Polo Shirt Rugby World Cup features detailed Red Rose crest embroidery. Also, inner contrast placket, and hooped arm design. The collar stand features ‘1991 ENGLAND’ embroidery in Gold. This Polo Shirt is available in sizes S to 5XL.
As well as the England Rugby 1991 Polo Shirt we also offer an England Rugby 1991 Shirt 1992 Grand Slam and an England Rugby 1923 Shirt 1924 Grand Slam. Also, England Rugby 1995 Shirt Polo Grand Slam.
In addition our new England Rugby 1996 Shirt Polo.
The available sizes are S – 5XL.
This product includes our unique ‘Story-Teller’ microchip. Scan the garment label on the front, just above the hem. A message will appear on iPhones, tap the icon and the video will launch. Android Smartphones often scan better if the back of the phone is placed over the label. Once the chip is detected the video will launch automatically on your phone.
Please note: The Ellis Rugby ‘Story-Teller’ is an additional feature to our garments. We will not accept returns. Or supply replacements if the tag does not work, or stops working during the garment’s life.
Here’s the video you will see, telling the story behind the garment –