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FIJI 1924 WOMEN’S RUGBY SHIRT

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The Fiji 1924 vintage women’s 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.

Slightly more fitted than the men’s version.

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Heavy duty 100% slub cotton

380gsm

Embroidered palm tree logo with 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

Rugby was first played in Fiji by European and Fijian soldiers of the Native Constabulary at Ba, on Viti Levu Island in 1884.

In December 1913, the All Blacks, who had been touring so very successfully in California, were on their way back to New Zealand. The Fiji RFU arranged a game with them at Albert Park, the first representative match to be played in the colony. The Fiji team were Europeans. The All Blacks won 67–3

By 1914 a ‘native competition’ was started and in 1915 a Fiji Native Union was begun and became affiliated to the Fiji RFU.

Fiji played their first international against Western Samoa in Apia, Samoa on 18 August 1924.

Fiji’s 20-man squad came exclusively from the five registered native clubs of the time.

The match was played at 7 am to allow the Samoans time to get to work afterwards and was played on a pitch with a large tree on the halfway line.

Fiji wore black and won 6–0 despite playing barefoot. The return match was won 9–3 by Samoa to draw the series.

The first-ever Fiji test team continued their overseas adventure with a nine-match tour of Tonga. Though Fiji lost the first test played in Nukuʻalofa 9–6, they were not to lose again, taking the second test 14–3 then drawing the decider 0–0. They won all six of the matches against non-test opposition.

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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