France Rugby Shirt 1906.
France Rugby Shirt 1906
On the historic day of January 1st, 1906, France’s rugby union team made their debut on the international stage, facing off against the formidable New Zealand All Blacks at the iconic Parc des Princes in Paris. Under the captaincy of Henri Amand, the French team, adorned in the first-ever France Rugby Shirt of 1906, displayed great zeal and determination, even in the face of a more experienced opponent.
France Rugby Legends – Henri Amand, Noel Cessieux & Georges Jérôme
In the first half, France showcased their potential when Noel Cessieux scored a remarkable try, eliciting cheers from the passionate crowd. The enthusiasm continued after the halftime break, with Georges Jérôme adding another try to France’s tally. Despite their efforts, the inexperienced French team found it challenging to match the prowess of the All Blacks. The New Zealanders, with their seasoned skills and cohesive gameplay, managed to secure a 38-8 victory.
France Rugby Scrum Half Henri Lacassagne
Amidst the defeat, one standout player was Henri Lacassagne, who exhibited exceptional skills as scrum half, orchestrating plays and showcasing remarkable agility. The eight points and two tries scored by France were noteworthy, setting a benchmark that surpassed any team in the British Isles against the All Blacks during the initial leg of their tour.
France First Ever Rugby International Against the New Zealand All Blacks
This inaugural match not only marked the beginning of France’s rugby journey but also laid the foundation for the enduring legacy of French rugby. The indomitable spirit displayed by the players in the first-ever France Rugby Shirt of 1906 resonates through history, reminding fans of the passion and dedication that have defined French rugby for generations.
The Story Behind the France Rugby Shirt 1906
This iconic France Rugby Shirt. Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the jersey features a detailed applique circle 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 –