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Lions Rugby League Sweatshirt 1932 Vintage Zipper

£69.95

The Ellis Rugby Great Britain Lions Rugby League Sweatshirt Vintage Zipper is inspired by the famous 1932 tourists led by the legendary Jim Sullivan.

The 1932 Great Britain Tour to Australia and New Zealand, led by the legendary Jim Sullivan (Wigan) was one of the closest ever Ashes Test Series. The tourists who featured some all-time greats of GBRL, included the likes of Gus Risman (Salford), Alf Ellaby (St Helen’s), Stanley Brogden (Huddersfield), Stanley Smith (Leeds), Billy Dingsdale (Warrington) and Nat Silcock (Widnes) in their line-up.

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An Introduction to Lions Rugby League Sweatshirt 1932

The Ellis Rugby Great Britain Lions Rugby League Sweatshirt Vintage Zipper is an exceptional quality garment. It 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 who featured some all-time greats of GBRL, included the likes of Gus Risman (Salford), Alf Ellaby (St Helen’s) and Stanley Brogden (Huddersfield). Also, it had 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 against New South Waleson the 4th of June 1932. And went into the first test confident. In front of over 70,000 in Sydney, the Lions defeated the Aussies by 8-6 with tries from Artie Atkinson (Castleford) and Alf Ellaby (St Helens).

Brutal Rugby League Ashes 2nd Test ‘The Battle of Brisbane’

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’. Besides, Joe Thompson (Leeds) got carried off after five minutes 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 15-6 to set-up a Third Test decider.

Great Britain were back to winning action when they defeated New South Wales for the second time, much more convincing than the first encounter by 22-5. The tourists then clinched the Ashes with an 18-13 victory, outscoring their hosts by three tries to one, Stanley Smith (Leeds) scoring a brace and Stanley Brogden (Huddersfield) the other.

The Great Britain tourists continued their winning ways over in New Zealand, whitewashing the Kiwis, three Tests to nil in Auckland and Christchurch.

Rugby League Cares

With every sale, Rugby League Cares receives donations as a charity that helps players transition out of the sport. Also, it supports players past and present who are enduring poor health or hardship.

The Ellis Rugby Great Britain Lions Rugby League Sweatshirt 1932 Vintage Zipper features chunky rib collar and cuffs with quarter vintage bronze zip. Embroided with the GBRL crest and Ellis Rugby branding on the arm.

Available in S to 5XL.

Additional information

Size

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

Colour

Navy

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