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ENGLAND 1871 RUGBY SHIRT

£120.00

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Description

The England 1871 vintage rugby shirt is made with a retro heavyweight slub cotton which gives the shirt a hard-wearing yet soft and comfortable finish. This vintage ‘old school’ England 1871 rugby shirt combines heritage colour dyes with a distressed wash to produce a nicely worn-in look and feel. This retro style, white England rugby shirt features the classic rose embroidery combined with the date of England’s first international match.

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First International

The rugby union match played between Scotland and England on 27 March 1871 was the world’s very first international rugby union football match.

Played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in front of 4,000 spectators. Scotland won the match, scoring two tries and a goal to England’s single try.

The match resulted from a challenge issued in the sporting weekly Bell’s Weekly on 8 December 1870. 

The English team wore all white, with a red rose on its shirts and the Scots, brown shirts with a thistle.

The team representing England was captained by Frederick Stokes of Blackheath, that representing Scotland was led by Francis Moncrieff.

Played over two 50 minute halves. Scotland scored a goal with a successful conversion kick after grounding the ball over the goal line. Both sides achieved a further ‘try’ each but failed to convert them to goals, as the kicks were unsuccessful.

Angus Buchanan was the first man to score a try in international rugby.

In a return match at the Kennington Oval, London, in 1872, England were the winners by 2 goals to 1.

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Heavy duty 100% slub cotton

380gsm

Embroidered rose logo with the date of their first International Test Match

Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck

Reinforced hems

Two rubber button placket

Machine washable

Made in Portugal

DETAILS

The rugby union match played between Scotland and England on 27 March 1871 was the world’s very first international rugby union football match. The match was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh in front of 4,000 spectators. Scotland won the match, scoring two tries and a goal to England’s single try.

The match resulted from a challenge issued in the sporting weekly Bell’s Weekly on 8 December 1870 and signed by the captains of five Scottish clubs, inviting any team “selected from the whole of England” to a 20-a-side game to be played under the rugby rules. The game was played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, the home ground of Edinburgh Academicals, on 27 March 1871. The English team wore all white, with a red rose on its shirts and the Scots, brown shirts with a thistle.

The team representing England was captained by Frederick Stokes of Blackheath, that representing Scotland was led by Francis Moncrieff

The matches for this season were decided on goals scored. A goal was awarded for a successful conversion after a try, for a dropped goal or for a goal from mark. If a game was drawn, any unconverted tries were tallied to give a winner. If there was still no clear winner, the match was declared a draw.

The game, played over two halves, each of 50 minutes, was won by Scotland, who scored a goal with a successful conversion kick after grounding the ball over the goal line (permitting them to ‘try’ to kick a goal). Both sides achieved a further ‘try’ each but failed to convert them to goals, as the kicks were unsuccessful. Angus Buchanan was the first man to score a try in international rugby.

In a return match at the Kennington Oval, London, in 1872, England were the winners.

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1 review for ENGLAND 1871 RUGBY SHIRT

  1. JB (verified owner)

    Great shirt, looks even better in reality than online. Quality is great, heavy-duty feel and super comfortable too.

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