The Vintage England Rugby Jumper 1871 is made from Merino Wool and is of exceptional quality. It features a design of the Red Rose inspired by the many great England rugby teams.
Vintage England Rugby Jumper 1871
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An Introduction to Vintage England Rugby Jumper
Made from Merino Wool, the Vintage England Rugby Jumper 1871 is an exceptional quality garment. It features a design of the Red Rose inspired by the many great England rugby teams.
The world’s very first international rugby union match was in 1871 between Scotland and England played on 27 March. The match was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in front of 4,000 spectators. Scotland had won the game through a try. Scored by Angus Buchanan and goal by William Cross to England’s lone try from Reginald Halsey Birkett. Frederick Stokes of Blackheath captained the England team, and Scotland were led by Francis Moncrieff.
Following the defeat, Stokes agreed to a return fixture that was held at the Kennington Oval, London. Stokes played for Blackheath F.C. and was for a time captain of that side. His five brothers also played for Blackheath. Stokes was 20 years old. He along with Benjamin Burns, represented Blackheath at a meeting of twenty-one rugby teams at the Pall Mall Restaurant. Also, at the meeting the committee voted to adopt the rules of Rugby School. In addition, they named the game Rugby Football.
England Rugby defeat Scotland Rugby in 1872 return fixture
There were a number of changes to the England line-up and the stronger team played a much better game than in the first international. England scored tries through Francis d’Aguilar (Royal Engineers), Stephen Finney (I.C.E. College), Alfred St. George Hamersley (Marlborough Nomads) and a conversion from Francis William Ramsbottom Isherwood (Ravenscourt Park) and a drop goal by Harold Freeman (Marlborough Nomads).
England and Scotland were the only home nations teams at the time. It was a further three years in 1875, when Ireland formed their national team.
This superb quality jumper is made from 100% Merino Wool, perfect for a winters day out watching your local team or maybe a big International game?
The Ellis Rugby England 1871 Vintage Jumper is available in sizes Small to 3XLarge. Please allow up to 5 days for delivery.
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