England 1871 Rugby T-Shirt Navy


The 1871 rugby union match between Scotland and England played on 27 March 1871 was the world’s very first international rugby union match. The match was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in front of 4,000 spectators


The England 1871 Vintage Navy T-Shirt, a navy T-Shirt featuring a detailed applique rose crest as well as subtle Ellis Rugby branding. The rose crest applique features on the chest of this garment with the Ellis Rugby branding on the arm.

The match resulted from a challenge issued in the sporting weekly Bell’s Weeklyon 8 December 1870 and signed by the captains of five Scottish clubs, inviting any team “selected from the whole of England” to a 20-a-side game to be played under the Rugby rules. The game was played at Raeburn Place, on 27 March 1871.

The team representing England was captained by Frederick Stokes of Blackheath, that representing Scotland was led by Francis Moncrieff.

Manufactured from satin touch 100% Cotton. The England 1871 Vintage Navy T-Shirt features a rose crest in the form of a detailed applique patch. Also included on this garment is herringbone detail on the side vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. In addition the Ellis Rugby crest features in the form of an applique patch on the arm.

This T-Shirt is available in sizes S – 5XL.

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