MARLBOROUGH NOMADS 1871 RUGBY SHIRT
The vintage Marlborough Nomads 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 8 is sewn on to the back of the shirt. This classic Marlborough Nomads 1871 rugby shirt is inspired by the founding members of the RFU.
FOUNDER MEMBER OF THE RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION
Marlborough Nomads originated as the old boys side of Malborough College in 1867.
The college team itself was founded only six years earlier in 1861. The Malborough College football side was second only to Rugby School in the influence they had on early Rugby football.
The college rules were very similar to the rules of Rugby School, upon which the first laws of rugby union with based, and in one respect were even more advanced, they excluded hacking.
They played most of there games in London. They would borrow grounds from from the leading clubs of the day, playing at such venues as; Blackheath, Richmond Athletic Ground and at Queen’s club for a year.
In the 1890–91 season the club found themselves a private ground at Surbiton. The Nomads finally moved to Thames Ditton in 1907.
The Nomads produced eight England international players, one Scottish international, and two early British and Irish Lions.
Marlborough Nomads were disbanded in 1911, and the team were invited by Rosslyn Park to join them, which they did.
Marlborough Nomads disbanded 1911
Heavy duty slub cotton to give it a pre-worn feel
Embroidered Marlborough Nomads logo
Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck
Number 8 sewn on the back of the shirt
Two rubber button placket
Made in Portugal
MARLBOROUGH NOMADS F.C.
Founder member of the Rugby Football Union.
The Nomads were founded in 1868 and originated as the old boy’s side of Marlborough College.
Their first game was a loss away at Richmond.
As the club grew they played against most of the London teams and recorded a great victory over Blackheath, the best side at the time in 1882.
The Nomads produced eight England internationals and one Scottish during their formation.
Marlborough Nomads disbanded in 1911 with most of the players joining Rosslyn Park.
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