skip to Main Content

Covid-19 update

Black&Blue1871 is an online business and we remain open.  Please be aware that our normal delivery times may be affected due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.

Shirts that require logo embroidery or number patches may take 1-2 weeks to process and so delivery may be slower than normal. Due to high demand and the need for facemasks our embroiderer has a backlog of work and so shirt embroidery may be delayed as a result.

We thank you for your support and patience while we prepare your orders for delivery. We will update you once your order is ready to be shipped.

From the 1st July 2021, EU VAT rules are changing please see the following page for more information - Delivery


5.0 (2 reviews)


SKU: BB1871_RS_Law Category:


The vintage Law Club 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 number 9 is sewn on to the back of the shirt.

This classic Law Club 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.

Read More



Law, or the Law Club as they were know, were founded in 1870.

They were a closed club for members of the legal profession.

They played only on Wednesdays, and were nomadic, although their secretary was based at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Law Club produced three England players with nine caps between them, but S. Morse and E.C Cheston are shown in the record books in 1874 as Marlborough Nomads and Richmond players respectively.

Law Club disbanded in 1874




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

100% cotton


Embroidered Law Club logo

Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck

Number 9 sewn on the back of the shirt

Reinforced hems

Two rubber button placket

Machine washable

Made in Portugal



Founder members of the Rugby Football Union.

Founded in 1870 as a closed club for the legal profession.

They played only on a Wednesday and were a nomadic side, although their secretary was based at Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

Law Club disbanded in 1874.



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.


2 reviews for LAW CLUB 1871 RUGBY SHIRT

  1. Justin Swain

    I have two of Matt and Al’s fantastic shirts, the Law Court and Nomad’s. I just love the simple yet stylish designs of both of these, but their are plenty of styles to suit every taste..

    The quality and fit are excellent and the materials are the best I have see in such a shirt. I think I will be passing these on to my boys as I think the shirts will be around long after me.

    As a famous watch brand says, you don’t own these shirts, you look after them for the next generation…

  2. Theodore Gueorguiev (verified owner)

    This is very nice one! In reality is even better than in the pictures here!

Leave a customer review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top