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Heritage Rugby League Shirt 1932 Great Britain

£69.95

Heritage Rugby League Shirt 1932 Great Britain. Our inspiration. The Ellis Rugby Rugby Shirt is inspired by the famous 1932 tourists led by the legendary Jim Sullivan.
The 1932 Great Britain Tour to Australia and New Zealand. Was led by the legendary Jim Sullivan (Wigan). It was one of the closest-ever Ashes Test Series. The tourists featured some all-time greats of Great Britain Rugby League. These included the likes of Gus Risman (Salford), Alf Ellaby (St Helen’s), and Stanley Brogden (Huddersfield). Also, Stanley Smith (Leeds), Billy Dingsdale (Warrington), and Nat Silcock (Widnes) in their line-up.

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Heritage Rugby League Shirt 1932 Great Britain. Our inspiration

Heritage Rugby League Shirt 1932 Great Britain. Our inspiration. The Ellis Rugby Rugby Shirt is inspired by the famous 1932 tourists led by the legendary Jim Sullivan.
The 1932 Great Britain Tour to Australia and New Zealand. Was led by the legendary Jim Sullivan (Wigan). It was one of the closest-ever Ashes Test Series. The tourists featured some all-time greats of Great Britain Rugby League. These included the likes of Gus Risman (Salford), Alf Ellaby (St Helen’s), and Stanley Brogden (Huddersfield). Also, Stanley Smith (Leeds), Billy Dingsdale (Warrington), and Nat Silcock (Widnes) in their line-up.
Great Britain started their campaign with a hard-fought 18-5 victory. This was against New South Wales on the 4th of June 1932. They went in to first Test confident. In front of over 70,000 in Sydney. The Lions defeated the Aussies by 8-6. Tries from Artie Atkinson (Castleford) and Alf Ellaby (St Helens).

Victory over Queensland

Next up they accounted for Queensland 15-10 in their build-up to the Second Test. This was one of the most brutal Test matches in history, named ‘The Battle of Brisbane’. Joe Thompson (Leeds) got carried off after five minutes of play. Martin Hodgson (Swinton) and Les White (Hunslet) had gashes to their heads stitched up and Aussies, Dan Dempsey broke his arm. And Eric Weissel broke his leg. Despite being down to ten men the Kangaroos managed to hold out. By 15-6 to set up a Third Test decider.
Great Britain was back to winning action when they defeated New South Wales. This was for the second time. But, it was much more convincing than the first encounter. Which finished 22-5. The tourists then clinched the Ashes with an 18-13 victory. This was in the third and final Test. They outscored their hosts by three tries to one. Stanley Smith (Leeds) scored a brace and Stanley Brogden (Huddersfield) the other.

Rugby League Cares

With every sale, a donation is made to the charity Rugby League Cares that helps players transition out of the sport. Moreover, it supports players past and present who are enduring poor health or hardship. RL Cares and Ellis Rugby relationship page.

Manufacturing

The Heritage Rugby League Shirt 1932 Great Britain. Manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton, the jersey features a detailed appliqué Crest. Other features include a herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening. Also, we offer a Great Britain Lions Rugby League Sweatshirt Vintage Zipper.
Available in S to 5XL.

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Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large, 5X Large

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