This Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Vintage Shirt is inspired by Neil Fox’s performance for Wakefield Trinity where he scored a Cup Final record 20 points (two tries and seven goals) in the Wembley Challenge Cup final.
An Introduction to Wakefield Trinity Rugby League shirts and it’s inspiration.
Wakefield Trinity’s record 38-5 win v Hull FC remained under the guidance of coach Ken Traill. Also, under loose forward Derek “Rocky” Turner. They played the match at Wembley Stadium on 14 May 1960. The match played before a crowd of 79,773. Also, they played with Wakefield Trinity winning comfortably. Despite being in the losing team, Tommy Harris got the award the Lance Todd Trophy. He received this award for his man-of-the-match performance.
Fox scored two tries and seven goals in Wakefield Trinity’s 38-5 victory over Hull F.C. All in the 1959–60 Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium, in front of a massive crowd in London. This became a new record for most points in a Challenge Cup Final. As well as, Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Vintage Shirt Ellis Rugby produced a Wakefield Trinity Rugby League Vintage Polo Shirt.
Here are some heritage photographs of that great Wakefield Trinity Rugby League team of 1960.
Neil Fox MBE was born on 4 May 1939 and brought up in Sharlston, near Wakefield and Featherstone. It is an area that is a hotbed of Rugby League in the West Riding of Yorkshire, England.
A left-footed goal-kicking centre, he set rugby league’s all-time points record. Most importantly, he scored 6,220 points during his career. In 1956, Fox became the joint fifth-youngest player to make his début for Wakefield Trinity. Aged 16 years and three months.
Further, Yorkshire County selected him at Wakefield Trinity. The County made his international début in 1959, playing for Great Britain.
Neil Fox got a nomination for the Great Britain Rugby League Lions. He became a nominee for the tour of Australia and New Zealand. He played in all three Ashes Test matches, scored 12 goals and one try in a backline. Besides, the matches included Billy Boston. Also, Ellis Rugby created a Great Britain Rugby League 1962 Shirt. And Great Britain Rugby League 1962 Polo. Moreover, he created a promotional video celebrating the Ashes series victory.
Furthermore, for his services to rugby league, Fox became a member of the British Empire (MBE) order. He became a member of the 1983 Birthday Honours. Fox also became a member of the Rugby League Hall of Fame in 1989. Ellis Rugby created this YouTube video to celebrate his career. In 2005 his autobiography was published by London League Publications Ltd
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Especially with every sale, Rugby League Cares does charity. It helps players transition out of the sport. The donation supports the past and present of players. This includes those who endure poor health or hardship. RL Cares and Ellis Rugby partnership page
The jersey is manufactured from satin touch 100% cotton. This Jersey features a detailed appliqué Crest. Other features include herringbone finish on the vents as well as tape on the neck opening.
The available sizes are S to 5 XL.