In the 1958 Ashes Series, Great Britain lost the first test 25-8 to the Kangaroos in Sydney.
Great Britain Rugby League Shirt 1958
A Brief Background about Matches
On their 11th tour to Australia and New Zealand, the Great Britain Rugby League Shirt of 1958 played 26 games between May and August 1958. With Five tests, three held in Australia and two in New Zealand.
The Workington Town manager and former Leeds full-back Jim Brough coached The Lions. As for them, it was the youngest squad ever to tour the southern hemisphere.
Before reaching Australia, the Lions’ travel arrangements were already going awry, starting with a six-hour delay at London Airport. After that, they had faced an issue with the plane’s fuel system delayed them for a further 37 hours. However, the players maintained high spirits throughout their ordeal and arrived in Sydney with less than 48 hours before their first game kicked off.
In the 1958 Ashes Series, Great Britain lost the first test 25-8 to the Kangaroos in Sydney. Take a look at our Video
The Second Test
In the second test, Captain Alan Prescott has inspired Great Britain Rugby League Lions. As he played on until the end despite breaking his right arm in just the 3rd minute of the game, it motivated the Lions. Great Britain leveled the series at 1–all with a 25–18 win over Australia in Brisbane.
The injury ended Prescott’s tour as a player. At half time, “I just can’t come off,” Prescott told the team manager Tom Mitchell and refused to get a pain-killing injection. “We would be two men short. We have got to win, so I had better help the boys,” Prescott further added. Great Britain also lost Dave Bolton with a broken collar bone after just 17 minutes.
With Vince Karalius and Brian McTigue providing the muscle and teenage scrum-half Alex Murphy providing the class, the Lions had the measure of Australia.
Great Britain wrapped up The Ashes with a comprehensive 40–17 win over Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. View the full range of Great Britain garments.
As he had done in the second test in Brisbane, Great Britain Rugby League Lions 19-year-old St Helens scrum-half Alex Murphy tormented the home side. Finally, he was awarded the Man of the Match. Read the full Tour report.
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Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the Great Britain Rugby League Shirt features a detailed appliqué Crest. Other features include herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening. Available sizes are S to 5XL.
The Story Behind the Shirt
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 –
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