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London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Exiles Fixture Green

£29.95

London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Introduction

London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Exiles Fixture Green design is inspired by the formation of the London Irish RFC Club. Also the clubs first fixture and the star player of the period Louis Magee.
Beyond dispute, Magee’s presence opened the door to fixtures with most of London’s leading clubs of that period. Blackheath, Rosslyn Park, Saracens and Wasps. There was, too, that early fixture against London Welsh, the first of what would become one of the highlights of the club’s season. It took place on 19th November 1898 at a new ground being tried by the Welsh Exiles – Cambrian Park, Hampstead, next to Hampstead Cricket Club.

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London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Introduction

London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Exiles Fixture Green design is inspired by the formation of the London Irish RFC Club. Also, the club’s first fixture and the star player of the period Louis Magee.
It is beyond dispute. Magee’s presence opened the door to fixtures with most of London’s leading clubs of that period. Blackheath, Rosslyn Park, Saracens, and Wasps. There was the early fixture against London Welsh. This was the first of what would become one of the highlights of the club’s season. It took place on 19th November 1898. And was played at a new ground named Cambrian Park. In Hampstead, next to Hampstead Cricket Club.

London Irish Rugby win first Exiles International

It attracted a most healthy crowd of nearly 1,000. Irish won that first-ever ‘exiles international’ by a goal to a try (5-3), despite the fact that, according to one report, the Welsh had been strengthened especially for that match by two players from Newport and two from Aberavon. As for the Irish, they ended that momentous first year of 1898 by defeating Southwark by two tries to nil on Saturday, 10th December. Magee’s play was said to be ‘brilliant.

Magee steers Ireland Rugby to England victory

Attitudes towards the London-based club swung dramatically from the Irish Rugby Football Union. Even suggesting that Irish players playing their rugby in London, rather than their homeland would not be selected for international games. However, Louis Magee returned to Dublin and helped Ireland defeat England 6-0 at Landsdowne Road on the 6th February 1899. In their fourth successive victory over England, the Irish scored a try and a penalty goal, the latter being kicked by the outside-half who was now Ireland’s captain.

Exceptional Athlete, Sportsman & Tactician

Unlike the majority of the Irish players who found it difficult to get valuable match practice. Magee had wide experience of the strategy of the game. He was a remarkably fit young man through middle age. Also, Magee studied in Edinburgh and represented Edinburgh Wanderers. In later years he was to be employed as a veterinary surgeon in the Department of Agriculture.

London Irish, without Magee for one club match back in London, promptly lost it, 11-3. Sir Rowland-Hill, a former President of the RFU commented on Magee – ‘He has an intense love of the game, played it fairly and squarely and, if beaten, was the first to congratulate his opponents’. Appropriately, within less than a season of joining the club, Magee was made London Irish’s first team captain. The club was truly on its way.

Manufacturing the London Irish Rugby T-Shirt

Manufactured from 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby, London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Exiles Fixture Green features a classic print design. It celebrates the first-ever game played by the London Irish RFC Club. Also, this garment includes the Ellis Rugby shield on the arm and herringbone side vents. It also has a tape trim on the neck, plus a decorative woven label.

This T-Shirt is available in sizes S – 3XL.

Also, as well as the Ellis Rugby, London Irish Rugby T-Shirt Exiles Fixture Green. We offer this design in the Navy. We offer this design in a Green T-Shirt. In addition a London Irish Rugby Shirt 1898 Green. Also, the Vintage London Irish Rugby Shirt 1898 Navy.

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

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