An Introduction to the England Rugby 1991 Shirt 1992 Grand Slam
The England Rugby 1991 Shirt 1992 Grand Slam is inspired by the great teams of 1991 and 1992 led by Will Carling.
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The England team of 1991 was one of the finest teams to wear the famous Red Rose. They began their Five Nations campaign against Wales at the Cardiff Arms Park on the 19th January. Although there was only one try scored by by Back Row Forward Mike Teague, England dominated possession and Simon Hodgkinson kicked seven goals to win comfortably 25 points to 6.
England entertained Scotland at Twickenham in their second outing. Winger Nigel Heslop crossed for a try and once again the deadly boot of Simon Hodgkinson contributed one conversion and five penalty goals. For Scotland Fly-Half Craig Chalmers slotted four penalty goals.
Two weeks later England headed to Dublin and once again Mike Teague scored a try, as did Rory Underwood. The prolific Hodgkinson added one conversion and two penalties in the 16-7 victory. Ireland replied with a try by Simon Geoghegan and a penalty by the dual country international Brian Smith (Australia and Ireland).
While England looked strong in their performances, France had equally enjoyed victories over Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The two strongest teams met in a Grand Slam decider at Twickenham stadium on the 16th March. It was a game which matched the expectations. Philippe Saint-Andre scored one of the game’s greatest tries but Rory Underwood’s try and Hodgkinson’s penalties saw them home 21-19.
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England continued their good form from 1991 in the first fixture against Scotland in Murrayfield they dominated their hosts. Scrum Half Dewi Morris and ruthless finisher Rory Underwood crossed for tries. Jonathan Webb added a conversion and four penalty goals. For good measure Jeremy Guscott added a drop goal. For the Scots Gavin Hastings added a penalty and Derek White crashed over for a try. The final score finished 25-7 in England’s favour.
Confidence was high in the English squad for the arrival of Ireland at Twickenham. Their attacking game was to the fore and Jeremy Guscott, Simon Halliday, Dewi Morris, Rory Underwood and Jonathan Webb (2) all went over for tries. In addition to Webb’s brace of tries, he also contributed four conversions and two penalties. All Ireland’s points came from Ralph Keyes with scored a try and kicked a conversion and a penalty goal. The game finished comfortably for England who won by 38 points to 9.
‘Le Crunch’ this time in Paris saw England defeat the France by 31 points to 13. Try scorers included Dewi Morris, Rory Underwood and Jonathan Webb. In addition England were awarded a penalty try. These combined with Webb’s outstanding kicking performance which included 3 conversions and 3 penalties resulted in a 31 points to 13 victory. For France Alain Penaud and Sébastien Viars crossed for tries. In addition Viars kicked a conversion and a penalty goal.
Now there was only Wales in the way of a remarkable winning run for England and the opportunity to create history with back-to-back Grand Slams. A highly motivated English team totally dominated the Welsh team in the Forwards. Wade Dooley, Micky Skinner and skipper Will Carling crossed for tries . Jonathan Webb once again contributed significantly with three conversions and two penalties in the 24 points to nil victory.
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The England Grand Slam teams of 1991and 1992 included some wonderful players. Simon Hodgkinson was the goal kicking hero of 1991. He was replaced with an equally good marksman in 1992 in the shape of Jonathan Webb. On the flanks Rory Underwood led the way, ably supported by Simon Halliday and Nigel Heslop, Skipper Will Carling created an exceptional Centre partnership with the slick running Jeremy Guscott. A combination of Dewi Morris, Rob Andrew and Richard Hill dictated play from half back. Jason Leonard, Brian Moore and Jeff Probyn led up front . The second row included Wade Dooley, Martin Bayfield and Paul Ackford. The outstanding Back Row featured the likes of Mike Teague, Dean Richards, Tim Rodber, Micky Skinner and the magnificent Peter Winterbottom.
Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the England Rugby 1991 Shirt 1992 Grand Slam features detailed embroided rose crest. Also, includes herringbone detail on vents and tape on the neck opening. In addition a commemorative embroider of Grand Slam 1991 – 1992 on the collar stand.
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The available sizes are S – 5XL.