France Rugby Polo 1997.
France Rugby Polo 1997
In the annals of French rugby. The 1997 Five Nations campaign stands as a pinnacle of triumph, masterfully orchestrated by the indomitable Abdelatif Benazzi. Born in Morocco. Benazzi’s journey to becoming the captain of the France Rugby Union team is a testament to his exceptional talent. Having earned his first cap in 1990 against Australia. Benazzi’s prowess on the field was unmistakable, amassing 78 appearances and scoring nine tries for Les Bleus.
France Rugby Legend – Abdelatif Benazzi
The 1997 season, under Benazzi’s leadership, marked an extraordinary chapter in French rugby history. The team exhibited resilience and skill, epitomized by their resounding victories. A stellar performance in Dublin saw them overpower Ireland 32-15, followed by a gripping encounter in Paris where they triumphed over Wales with a scoreline of 27-22. The Twickenham showdown against England was a testament to Benazzi’s captaincy, as France rallied from a halftime deficit of 14-6 to secure a nail-biting 22-20 win. The Grand Slam was sealed in style against Scotland in Paris, a commanding 47-20 victory that echoed the team’s dominance throughout the tournament.
France Rugby Grand Slam
Benazzi’s strategic acumen and leadership qualities were pivotal in navigating the team through challenging moments, solidifying his status as a rugby icon. The France Rugby Polo 1997 is pure rugby nostalgia, a cherished relic, symbolizing the glorious triumph that resonates through the years. As a prelude to the 1999 Rugby World Cup final, this Grand Slam success remains etched in rugby folklore, a testament to Benazzi’s legacy and the formidable spirit of the French Rugby Union team.
Classic France Rugby Shirt 1997
The historic campaign not only etched the names of these rugby heroes into the sport’s lore but also left an indelible mark on fans worldwide. For aficionados seeking a slice of rugby nostalgia. The France Rugby Shirt 1997 is a cherished relic, symbolizing the glorious triumph that resonates through the years. The indomitable spirit and skill displayed by this squad continue to inspire rugby enthusiasts, ensuring their place in the pantheon of rugby legends.
The Story Behind the France Rugby Polo 1997
This iconic France Rugby Polo Shirt. Manufactured from 100% pique cotton, the polo features a detailed applique Crest. Other features include a herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening. Also, we offer a vintage France Rugby Collection.
Available in S to 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 –