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Rugby Shirt New York RU Navy Jersey

£69.95

The Rugby Shirt New York RU Navy Jersey is produced by Ellis Rugby.
RUNY, Rugby United New York are a member of Major League Rugby, the USA national rugby union league. RUNY are New York’s first and only professional rugby team.

 

Description

An Introduction to the Rugby Shirt New York RU Navy Jersey

The Rugby Shirt New York RU Navy Jersey is produced by Ellis Rugby.
RUNY, Rugby United New York is a member of Major League Rugby. And the USA national rugby union league. RUNY are New York’s first and only professional rugby team.

While the Major League Rugby is a relatively new competition. And Rugby has a great history in the USA and New York. Also, the first-ever recorded Rugby match in the US was when Harvard Crimson played the McGill Redmen on May 15th, 1874 . The game was played in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The game used three periods or “games” and ended in a scoreless tie.

It was Fifty five years later in 1929 the first New York club was formed as the New York Nomads. During the early 1930s a number of clubs were formed in the City. Including French R.C. a team as the title suggests run by migrants from France working in the restaurant trade. Long Island U. R.C. and Queens R.C. were teams providing the New York club with local derbys and rivalry. Universities like Harvard, Yale and Princeton provided stiff opposition along with Hofstra, Nassau and Pilgrims clubs.

The history of USA, New York and RUNY Rugby

In fact, in 1933, New York hosted the Cambridge University Vandals, The first European club to tour the United States and they played an ‘All American Eastern Stars’ team at Innisfail Park, New York on the 9th September 1933.

The Harvard versus McGill football game was the first rugby game played in the United States. The Harvard Crimson played the McGill Redmen on May 15th, 1874 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The game used three periods or “games” and ended in a scoreless tie.

The ball used by the McGills was of oval shape. In addition, it was made of leather, and twice the size of that of the Harvards. Also, the difference in this game is that the ball must be kicked over a cross-bar placed ten feet from the ground between two upright, fifteen feet high. And that the team who caught the ball on a bound can run with it and retain it until he kicks it or it is forced from him. Furthermore, there was an immense crowd of spectators to witness the games.

Manufacturing

Manufactured by Ellis Rugby from satin touch 100% cotton,. The Vintage Rugby Shirt New York RU Navy Jersey features detailed embroidery on the RUNY crest. Other features include herringbone finish on the vents as well as decorative tape on the neck opening.

The Vintage style Rugby Shirt New York RU Navy Jersey is available in sizes S to 5XL. We also offer a Classic Rugby United New York Navy Orange Hooped Rugby Shirt.

The available sizes are S to 5XL.

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Size

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

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