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Huddersfield Giants T-Shirt Superleague

£14.95

Huddersfield Giants T-Shirt Superleague. Inspired by the first-ever game against Wakefield Trinity on the 14th October 1895.

Huddersfield Giants T-Shirt Superleague – founders of the Rugby League

In 1895 both Huddersfield and Wakefield Trinity were founder members of the Northern Rugby Football Union, (later the Rugby Football League).

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Huddersfield Giants T-Shirt Superleague. Inspired by the first-ever game against Wakefield Trinity on the 14th October 1895.

Huddersfield Giants T-Shirt Superleague – founders of the Rugby League

In 1895 both Huddersfield and Wakefield Trinity were founder members of the Northern Rugby Football Union, (later the Rugby Football League).

But, two years earlier. In August 1893, Huddersfield signed star players George Boak. And John ‘Jock’ Forsyth from Carlisle-based club, Cummersdale Hornets. The transfer was sudden. And both men were summoned to appear before Carlisle magistrates’ Court. For leaving their jobs without giving proper notice. Huddersfield was also accused of offering cash inducements for the players. To move clubs contrary to the strict rules of the RFU. After an investigation. Huddersfield eventually received a long suspension from playing matches.

“Broken Time” Payments frustration with the RFU

The severity of the punishments for “broken time” payments. And the treatment of northern clubs and players contributed to a growing sense of frustration. And the absence of fair play. Meanwhile, there was an obvious comparison. With the professional Football League which had been formed in 1888. This comprised of 12 association football clubs, six of whom were from Northern England. In this environment, the next logical step was for the northern rugby clubs to form their own professional league.

George Hotel, Huddersfield in 1895 Rugby League was formed.

On 27 August 1895. Firstly, as a result of an emergency meeting in Manchester. Prominent Lancashire clubs Broughton Rangers, Leigh, Oldham, and Rochdale Hornets. Also, St. Helens, Tyldesley, and Warrington. In addition, Widnes and Wigan declared that they would support their Yorkshire colleagues. In their proposal to form a Northern Union.
Two days later, on 29 August 1895. Representatives of twenty-two clubs met in the George Hotel, Huddersfield to form the Northern Rugby Football Union. This was effectively the birth of the rugby league. The name was adopted by the sport in 1922. Twenty clubs had agreed to resign from the Rugby Union. But Dewsbury felt unable to comply with the decision.

Manufacturing – Huddersfield Giants T-Shirt Superleague

Manufactured from satin touch 100% Cotton, the Ellis Rugby Huddersfield Giants T-Shirt Superleague features a stylish print on the front. Also included on this garment is herringbone detail on the side vents and velvet tape on the neck opening.

Limited sizes are available.

As well as this T-Shirt, we also offer a Vintage Huddersfield Giants Polo.

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

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