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AUSTRALIA 1899 RUGBY SHIRT

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The Australia 1899 vintage rugby shirt is made with a heavyweight slub cotton which gives the shirt a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable finish.

This heritage ‘old school’ shirt combines vintage colour dyes with a distressed wash to produce a nicely worn-in look and feel.

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Heavy duty 100% slub cotton

380gsm

Embroidered vintage logo with the date of their first international match

Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck

Reinforced hems

Two rubber button placket

Machine washable

Made in Portugal

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 12 pm. 

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

All our rugby shirts are folded with tissue paper and come with a swing tag in a Black&Blue 1871 cotton drawstring bag.

Postage for the shirts is determined at the checkout page.

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