The sports drama movies ‘Invictus’ was directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The story covers the events around the 1995 Rugby World Cup staged in South Africa. The Springboks had only recently returned to play international rugby following the dismantling of the apartheid system. Therefore the South Africa Rugby Union national team was not expected to do particularly well in the competition.
Invictus Rugby World Cup T-Shirt Vintage
An Introduction to the Invictus Rugby World Cup T-Shirt
Invictus Rugby World Cup T-Shirt Vintage is an exceptional quality shirt. Clint Eastwood directed the sports drama movies ‘Invictus’. It stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. The story covers the events around the 1995 Rugby World Cup. And it is staged in South Africa. The Springboks had only just returned to play international rugby. This was following the dismantling of the apartheid system. Therefore the South Africa Rugby Union national team was not expected to do well in the competition.
Alongside François Pienaar. Mandela rallied the South African underdog rugby team in the hope of bringing the countries people together.
Morgan Freeman plays the part of South African President Nelson Mandela. Matt Damon is Springbok Captain François Pienaar.
Invictus refers to the title of a poem by British poet William Ernest Henley. Although Nelson Mandela did take solace from the poem. He would read during his captivity on Robben Island. It was Theodore Roosevelt’s speech ‘Man in the Arena’ that he gave to François Pienaar. He gave it to Pienaar to help him motivate the South Africa Rugby Union team during the tournament.
The film gained Academy Award nominations for Morgan Freeman (Best Actor). Also, Matt Damon (Best Supporting Actor). It was met with positive critical reviews. The film grossed $122.2 million on a budget of $50–60 million.
The Springboks beat the All Blacks 15–12 in the final in extra time. It was a drop goal from fly-half Joel Stransky that won the match. Mandela and Pienaar meet on the field together. They met to celebrate the unexpected victory. Mandela presents Pienaar with the William Webb Ellis Cup.
This shirt is manufactured from 100% cotton. The Invictus Rugby World Cup T-Shirt Vintage ‘The Man in the Arena’ features detailed print. In addition it features velvet tape on the neck opening. In addition, there is a subtle Ellis Rugby branding on the collar stand. Also, a logo on the arm.
The available sizes are S – XL.
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