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AUSTRALIA 1899 NAVY T-SHIRT

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The Australia 1899 Navy T-shirt is made with a heavyweight organic 100% combed cotton which gives it a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable finish.

A classic crew neck and a semi-fitted cut ensure a flattering fit.

A classic for the Australian rugby fan.

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100% Organic Combed Cotton

Embroidered vintage logo with the date of their first international match

1871 Embroidered on back of the neck

1871 woven tab on side of the shirt

Double-needle stitched hems for extra durability

DETAILS

Australia’s first international match was played against the touring British Isles team in 1899.

The first Test was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground and won 13–3 by Australia, but the tourists won the remaining three Tests.

The Australian team for the first match consisted of six players from Queensland and nine from New South Wales. The team wore the blue of New South Wales when playing in Sydney and the maroon of Queensland when playing in Brisbane, but with an Australian Coat of Arms in place of the usual emblems of each colony.

The first Test between Australia and New Zealand was played at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 1903, with New Zealand winning 22–3.

Newspapers in England initially gave the team the nickname ‘Rabbits’ but the Australians rejected this as they did not want the national team to be represented by an imported pest. They opted instead for the native Wallaby.

DELIVERY

If ‘Signed for 1st Class Delivery’ is chosen we will endeavour to get the product sent out the same day as long as the product is ordered before 12pm. 

This shirt is embroidered to order and so postage may take 2-3 days if there is a delay with the embroidery.

Organic cotton T-shirts are individually packaged with a Black&Blue 1871 swing tag in a poly bag.

Postage is determined at the check-out.

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