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The France 1906 Navy T-shirt is made with a heavyweight organic 100% combed cotton which gives it a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable finish.

Featuring an embroidered vintage logo with the date of their first international match

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

A classic for the French rugby fan.




100% Organic Combed Cotton

Embroidered Gallic rooster on a red badge logo with the date of their first International Test Match

1871 Embroidered on back of the neck

1871 woven tab on side of the shirt

Double-needle stitched hems for extra durability


Rugby football was introduced into France by the British in the early 1870s.

It was in 1872 that a group of British residents formed the Le Havre Athletique, which played a hybrid form of football, a cross between rugby and soccer, called “combination”.

The English Taylors RFC formed by British businessmen in Paris in 1877, followed by Paris Football Club a year later. Racing Club de France was formed in 1882 and their rivals Stade Français in 1883.

On 20 March 1892 the Union des Sociétés Françaises de Sports Athlétiques organised the first ever French rugby union championship, a one-off game between Racing and Stade Français. The USFSA remained the main controlling body of French rugby, until the formation of the French Rugby Federation in 1920.

In 1900, rugby was played at the Paris Summer Olympics, France entered a team, along with Germany and Great Britain. France won the gold medal, the first ever rugby event at the Olympics.

In 1906, for the first time, England and France played each other. Although not officially part of the tournament until 1910, a match was arranged with the French national team which was played during the Home Nations Championship against England.

In 1910, France coined the term The Five Nations, though they had competed in the home nations tournament four times previously, the tournament would be known as the Five Nations for most of the rest of the 20th century.

Rugby was again played at the 1920 Summer Olympics, though this time, in what is considered one of the most surprising results in rugby history, France fumbled in the gold medal match, being defeated at the hands of the United States, eight points to nil.



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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