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The vintage Lausanne 1871 rugby shirt is made with a heavyweight slub cotton which gives the shirt a hard wearing yet soft and comfortable retro style finish.

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

The letter ‘I’ is sewn on to a square patch on the back of the shirt in recognition that letters, as well as numbers, were used in the past.

This classic Lausanne 1871 rugby shirt is inspired by the founding members of the RFU.

All our vintage rugby shirts come packaged in a stylish Black&Blue1871 cotton drawstring bag.

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Lausanne were founded in 1867 with about 60 members fielding two XXs.

They played Association and Rugby football at the Rosemary Branch Grounds, 15 minutes walk from Peckham Rye Station.

Lausanne changed at the ‘Rosemary Branch’, Southampton Street, Peckham.

In 1874 the club moved to New Cross Gate, then, in 1875, to Dulwich, five minutes walk from North Dulwich Station, and they change at the ‘Greyhound’ pub.

Lausanne disbanded in 1881




Heavy duty slub cotton to give it a pre-worn feel

100% cotton


Embroidered Lausanne logo

Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck

Letter ‘I’ patch sewn on the back of the shirt

Reinforced hems

Two rubber button placket

Machine washable

Made in Portugal



Founder member of the Rugby Football Union.

Founded in 1867.

Played at the Rosemary Branch Grounds and changed at the Rosemary Branch pub in Peckham.

Moved grounds in 1874 to New Cross Gate and again in 1875 to Dulwich where they changed at the Greyhound pub.

Lausanne disbanded in 1881.


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

As we hate too much packaging waste, the drawstring bag comes in useful as a laundry bag when travelling or simply to store your plastic bags in the car ready to use when shopping.

Postage for the shirts are determined at the checkout page.

1 review for LAUSANNE 1871 RUGBY SHIRT

  1. Adam Hartley (verified owner)

    10/10 top quality shirt. Looks fantastic. Well made. Very happy.

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