Rugby League World Cup Winners of 1972. Basking in the success over Australia by 27 points to 21 in Perpignan. Great Britain moved on to Grenoble in the shadow of the Alps. There they comfortably beat France 13-3. With Second Row Forward Phil Lowe voted Man of the Match. He scored two 30 metre tries. And set up another try for Clive Sullivan towards the end of the match.
But, it was a performance that left Coach Jim Challinor unimpressed. And he was anxious to see his team smarten up for their third game, against New Zealand.

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The Great Britain team traveled back to the South West. To the picturesque town of Pau to play the Kiwis. Coach, Jim Challinor got an impact from his team. Great Britain played sensational attacking rugby. They broke all kinds of records. As they swept New Zealand aside by 53 points to 19 points. It had the local crowd of over 7,000 in raptures.

Teenager John Holmes breaks World Record and secures Final place

Widnes stand-off O’Neill had played in the opening two wins over Australia and France. But, Coach Challinor decided to give the Leeds teenager a run against the Kiwis. And with big prop Clawson also rested. John Holmes was handed the goal-kicking duties along with the number six jersey.
The result was a piece of history. As Holmes scored two tries. And ten goals. To set an international word record of 26 points. It also meant he couldn’t be left out of the team for the Final.

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The 1972 Rugby League T-Shirt World Cup Vintage Navy features a puff print technique that provides a 3D effect. This style is available in Navy or White and is available in sizes S to 5XL.

Also, we also offer a Great Britain Rugby League Shirt 1958. In addition the Vintage Great Britain Rugby League Shirt 1970.