An Introduction to Retro Northampton Saints T-Shirt Rugby Union
Retro Northampton Saints T-Shirt. The Classic T-Shirt is inspired by the great Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club. And features the traditional crest on the front.
One of the oldest rugby clubs in England. Northampton Rugby Football Club. They are known as Saints and are one of the Rugby Premiership elite teams.
The Club’s origins are both unusual and unique. Firstly, it can be traced to a boys’ improvement class run out of the St James Church. This was run by the curate, Revd Samuel Wathen Wigg. Secondly, the class was started for boisterous young boys in an attempt to let off steam in a positive way. This concept was developed and Revd Wigg. It had the desired effect. And, the team evolved into one of the most successful English clubs.
Why is Northampton Saints Rugby Ground called Franklin’s Gardens?
Following its formation. The team played on a number of grounds. Soon though Northampton Saints made Franklin’s Gardens it’s home. This was in the late-1880s. Its original name was Melbourne Gardens. In addition, the ground was a popular pleasure garden for the people of Northampton. In 1886, a hotelier called John Franklin bought the site. And following improvements including the addition of the main stand in 1927. The stadium was recognized as one of the finest in England.
Why Gold was added to the Northampton Saints Rugby Shirt?
Northampton Saints’ original jersey colours were green and black hoops. Then in 1905 Saints played the touring New Zealand All Blacks. The game resulted in a victory, for the tourists. Finishing 31–0, to the All Blacks. This New Zealand squad was known as the Originals. And Captained by the legendary Dave Gallaher. It also included Billy Wallace and Jimmy Hunter. Northampton Saints decided to add gold to the shirt for this game. And the colour remains a feature to this day.
Manufacturing the Retro Northampton Saints T-Shirt
Manufactured from 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby, Retro Northampton Saints T-Shirt features a classic Saints crest appliqué. Also, this garment includes the Ellis Rugby applique shield on the arm and herringbone side vents. In addition it has a tape trim on the neck, plus a decorative woven label.
This T-Shirt is available in sizes S – 5XL.
Also, as well as the Retro Northampton Saints T-Shirt, we also offer a Northampton Saints Rugby Shirt. In addition the Vintage Northampton Saints Rugby Polo Shirt.