An Introduction to Vintage Scotland Rugby Jumper 1871
Made from Merino Wool, the Vintage Scotland Rugby Jumper 1871 is of exceptional quality. It features a design inspired by the successful Scotland rugby team.
The 1871 rugby union match between Scotland and England played on 27 March 1871 was the world’s very first international rugby union match. The match played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in front of 4,000 spectators.
The match resulted from a challenge issued by the captains of five Scottish clubs. A challenge in the sporting weekly Bell’s Weekly on 8 December 1870. The match invited any team “selected from the whole of England” to a 20-a-side game played under the Rugby rules.
Further, according to a news report in the Glasgow Herald. The weather was fine, and there was a very large turnout of spectators. The English wore a white jersey, featuring a red rose. And the Scotland team a brown jersey, with a thistle. Also, England had a much heavier and stronger pack of forwards compared to Scotland’s Rugby team. The game kicked-off just shortly after three o’clock.
Scotland score winning try
The game, played over two halves, each of 50 minutes, and Scotland won it, who scored a goal with a successful conversion kick after grounding the ball over the goal line (permitting them to ‘try’ to kick a goal). Both sides achieved a further ‘try’ each, but failed to convert them to goals, as the kicks were unsuccessful. Angus Buchanan was the first man to score a try in international rugby.
Frederick Stokes of Blackheath captained England, that representing Scotland was led by Francis Moncrieff.
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 Scotland 1871 Vintage Jumper is available in sizes Small to 3XLarge. Please allow up to 5 days for delivery.
As well as the Vintage Scotland Rugby Jumper 1871, we offer a Vintage Scotland Rugby T-Shirt Heritage Style.