Vintage Ladies Rugby Top Emily Valentine
The Vintage Ladies Rugby Top Emily Valentine Purple. Is a long sleeve top featuring subtle Emily Valentine branding in the form of detailed embroidery.
The history of Women’s Rugby was extensively researched by John Birch, who uncovered the hidden story of Emily Valentine. She was an Irish-born girl and according to her memoirs, the earliest ever record of a female playing rugby back in 1887.
The Women’s rugby game has developed enormously over last 130 years plus years. The 2010 Women’s Rugby World Cup held in England. It is a great example of the progress made. Interest in the tournament was far higher than anticipated. It broadcast to 127 countries. And all 2,500 seats at the opening two days of pool games sold out.
The semi-finals attracted over 6,000 spectators, while the final drew a crowd of 13,253.
New Zealand won the competition by beating England 13–10 in the final. They began well when Carla Hohepa jinked through the England defence to touch down in the right corner.
Kelly Brazier added the conversion to make it 7-0. England bounced back when Katy McLean kicked a penalty to make it 7-3. Then New Zealand stretched their lead further with another Kelly Brazier three points.
Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010
Once again the Red Roses got back in to the game after some great work by the forwards. Charlotte Barras powered over and McLean added the conversion to draw level 10-10. But, then England infringed at the breakdown and Brazier was on hand to drill the penalty between the posts to make it 10-13 with 14 minutes to go. England tried hard, but could not break the Black Ferns defence
The Vintage Ladies Rugby Top features contemporary ecru overlock stitching as well as smart Emily Valentine embroidery.
The Ellis Rugby Vintage Ladies Rugby Top is available in sizes S – XL.
In addition to the Vintage Ladies Rugby Top Emily Valentine Purple, we also offer T-Shirts in Ecru, Navy or Plum, or Polos in Ecru or Navy.