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World Rugby League T-Shirt Vintage Red

£24.95

The limited edition World Rugby League T-Shirt in Vintage Red is inspired by the formation of the game of Rugby League Football. In England on the 29 August 1895 at the George Hotel in Huddersfield representatives of northern clubs met to form the new code of football.

Following Albert Henry Baskerville and his famous “All Golds” tour to England. Which included Australia’s most famous Rugby Player Herbert “Dally” Messenger. A meeting was held on the 8th August 1907 at Bateman’s Crystal Hotel in Sydney, New South Wales where the game of Rugby Football League was formed.

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An Introduction to World Rugby League T-Shirt Vintage Red

The World Rugby League T-Shirt in Vintage Red is inspired by the formation of the game of Rugby League Football.

Further in England, in 29 August 1895 at the George Hotel in Huddersfield representatives of northern clubs met to form the new code of Rugby Football.

Following Albert Henry Baskerville and his famous “All Golds” tour to England. Which included Australia’s most famous Rugby Player Herbert “Dally” Messenger. A meeting was held on the 8th August 1907 at Bateman’s Crystal Hotel in Sydney, New South Wales. Consequently, in the meeting, the Australian Rugby Football League formed.

In France allegations of professionalism led to France’s suspension from the rugby union Five Nations Championship in 1931. Further, Australia Rugby League administrator Harry Sunderland working with the Great Britain Rugby League organisation staged an exhibition game. The international match played at the Stade Pershing in Paris in late December 1933. Then in 1934, Villeneuve-sur-lot Rugby League and former France Rugby Union international player Jean Galia formed a team. He took the French team that had never played rugby league to Yorkshire and Lancashire. The tour was a great success and the French Rugby League formed on 6 April 1934.

Rugby League banned in France

Germany invaded France in May 1940. The Vichy Government under Philippe Pétain associated rugby league with the pre-war socialist government, the United Kingdom and General Charles de Gaulle. All funds of the Rugby League, as well as grounds and equipment were confiscated. The game was banned.

Moreover, after the war, Paul Barrière, along with Marcel Laborde worked to re-establish the rugby league. Barrière became vice-president of the French Rugby League on 16 September 1944 at the Hotel Regina in Toulouse. Besides, he was the driving force behind the Rugby League World Cup in 1954.

With every sale, Rugby League Cares receives donations as a charity that helps players transition out of the sport. And supports players’ past and present who are enduring poor health or hardship.

Manufactured from 100% cotton, the Ellis Rugby World Rugby League T-Shirt Vintage Red features a classic print celebrating the formation of the game of Rugby League in England, Australia, New Zealand and France. This garment includes a decorative woven label.

This T-Shirt is available in sizes S – 5XL.

As well as the World Rugby League T-Shirt Vintage Red, we also offer this style in Navy and our Rugby League 1895 T-Shirt in Grey and Red.

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Small, Medium, Large, X Large, 2X Large, 3X Large, 4X Large, 5X Large

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