An Introduction to the Rugby United New York Navy Orange Hooped Rugby Shirt
Produced by Ellis Rugby, the Rugby United New York Navy Orange Hooped Rugby Shirt is produced to the highest standard.
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.
While the Major League Rugby is a relatively new competition – rugby has a great history in the USA and New York. In 1933, the Cambridge University Vandals Club (cricket and rugby players) decided to tour Canada and take in Chicago’s Century Progress Exhibition. The Vandals made up of Cambridge and Oxfordalumni and included, several of the finest Rugby players from Britain.
The history of USA, New York and RUNY Rugby
The team contacted the New York Nomads, stating it would come to the east if $500 could be found for the trip. The New York club conducted an impromptu whip-a-round and raised the money in a week.
In early September, at Innisfail Park at the most northern tip of Manhattan, the Vandals played a team called the All American Eastern Stars comprised of rugby players from Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and NYRFC, the only clubs then in the east. The visitors prevailed 14-11, not surprisingly, since it boasted three internationals.
The arrival of the celebrated English university generated some good press in the New York newspapers. The Cambridge team was housed at Columbia University where it practiced daily in front of an interested crowd. The curious Brits also watched a Lions’ football practice and participated in some blocking machines drills.
The Sportsmanship Brotherhood offered a dinner at the Racquet and Tennis Club that featured an official welcome from President Franklin Roosevelt that the tour would “…afford an unusually sound basis for mutual understanding and good will.” The finale against an All-Eastern Union fifteen included players from the three colleges, and the NYRFC and French Rugby Club. The final game witnessed Cambridge victorious 25-9.
Manufactured by Ellis Rugby from satin touch 100% cotton, the Rugby United New York Navy Orange Hooped Rugby Shirt 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 Rugby United New York Navy Orange Hooped Rugby Shirt is available in sizes S to 5XL. We also offer a Rugby Shirt New York RU Navy Jersey.
The available sizes are S to 5XL.
This product includes our unique ‘Story-Teller’ microchip. Scan the garment label on the front, just above the hem. A message will appear on iPhones, tap the icon and the video will launch. Android Smartphones often scan better if the back of the phone is placed over the label. Once the chip is detected the video will launch automatically on your phone.
Please note: The Ellis Rugby ‘Story-Teller’ is an additional feature to our garments. We will not accept returns. Or supply replacements if the tag does not work, or stops working during the garment’s life.
Here’s the video you will see, telling the story behind the garment –