This Vintage St Helens Rugby League shirts celebrates the Wembley heroes of 1966. Alex Murphy OBE captained St Helens in the 21-2 victory over Wigan in the 1966 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, in front of a crowd of 98,536.
Vintage St Helens Shirt 1966 Rugby League
A Brief Introduction to the Vintage St Helens Shirt
This great Vintage St Helens Shirt 1966 Rugby League is inspired by legends. The team of ’96 had featured home-grown talents. Such as Alex Murphy, Peter Harvey, Tommy Bishop, Ray French, and more – alongside a host of international talent. On the wings were two flying Springboks in Tom van Vollenhoven and Len Killeen. And there is a mixture because of multiple classic Welsh players like John Warlow, John Mantle, and, although missing for Wembley, Kel Coslett. To add the finishing touches, Albert Halsall and Bill Sayer – a pair of Wiganers in the front row – along with tough as teak Londoner Cliff Watson are to name a few. Take a look at our video.
Captain of the team was Alex Murphy who had already won a Challenge Cup with Saints back in 1961 when they defeated Wigan by 12-6.
St Helens winger Len Killeen won The Lance Todd Trophy. In addition, Killeen was a talented all-round South African sportsman, excelling at basketball as well as rugby union and rugby league. He was born in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, and played rugby union for Uitenhage RFC. Furthermore, Killeen switched to the rugby league and joined St. Helens. Most importantly, he played in Australia for the Balmain Tigers, winning the NSWRFL premiership with them in 1969 and becoming the club’s all-time top point-scorer.
In 1966 final, he scored a try and 5-conversions and was a man of the match-winning. The final score was St Helens 21 v Wigan 2 and is detailed on the St Helens heritage site. We also have some great facts on our blog.
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This vintage St Helens shirt is manufactured from satin touch. It is a 100% cotton the Hall of Fame Rugby League jersey which features a detailed appliqué Crest. Other features include herringbone finish on the vents and tape on the neck opening. Available sizes are S to 5XL.
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