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Vintage Tongan Polo Shirt


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The Ellis Rugby Tongan Polo Shirt. The design of this Polo Shirt incorporates the vintage Tongan Crest as well as Ellis Rugby branding. The vintage Tongan Crest features on the left chest of this Polo Shirt with Ellis Rugby branding on the arm.

The regions first introduction to Rugby Football took place in the early 20th Century through sailors and . The Tongan Rugby Football Union was formed in late 1923.

Tonga beat Fiji 9–6 in their first test in 1924 played in the capital Nuku’alofa. However, Tonga went on to lose the second test 14–3 and drew the decider 0–0. Another official test would not take place until 1973 when Tonga played Australia.

Tonga remained relatively unknown in Rugby until 1986 when Wales toured the South Pacific. During the Wales v Tonga match a mass brawl took place during the game between the two sides.  The two teams would then face each other again in the 1987 Rugby World Cup.

Manufactured from 100% chunky pique cotton. This Tongan Rugger Polo Shirt features detailed embroidery on the vintage Tongan Crest, contrast inner placket, arms and collar stand. Also included on this garment is herringbone detail on the vents and velvet tape on the neck opening. In addition subtle Ellis Rugby branding features on the collar stand and tone on tone logo on the arm.

The Ellis Rugby Tongan Polo Shirt is available in sizes S – XL.

Please note this Polo is not a licensed product, nor is it a playing shirt. It is inspired by the national heroes who have played the wonderful game of Rugby Football.

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L, M, S, XL

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