SAMOA 1924 RUGBY SHIRT
The Samoa 1924 vintage 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. The Samoa 1924 rugby shirt is completed with the embroidered logo and the date of the first international match.
The Samoa Rugby Union team, also known as the “Manu Samoa”, is the national rugby team of Samoa. The team has a rich history in international rugby, having competed in several Rugby World Cups and earning a reputation as a formidable and physical side. The Samoa 1924 rugby union team was the first international rugby team to represent Samoa. The team was made up of players from the Samoan community and a few European expatriates living in Samoa at the time. The team was selected to tour New Zealand and Australia in 1924, playing several matches against local clubs and regional representative teams. The tour also saw the Samoans play against the All Blacks, the national team of New Zealand. Although they were defeated by the All Blacks, the Samoans impressed with their physicality and skill on the field. The tour was also a great opportunity for the Samoan players to learn from experienced and skilled players from New Zealand and Australia. One of the highlights of Samoa’s rugby history came in 1991 when they defeated Wales 16-13 in their opening match of the Rugby World Cup. This shock victory was Samoa’s first ever win in a World Cup match and helped to establish them as a serious contender on the international stage. They went on to reach the quarterfinals that tournament, losing to Scotland. Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, Samoa continued to impress on the international stage, with notable victories over top-ranked teams such as France and South Africa. The team also consistently performed well in the Pacific Nations Cup, winning the tournament several times. Samoa’s players have also made a significant impact on the professional club scene, with many Samoan players going on to play for top clubs in Europe and Super Rugby teams in New Zealand and South Africa. Off the field, Samoa has a strong rugby culture, and the national team is a source of pride and inspiration for the Samoan people. Rugby is seen as a way to showcase the island nation’s strength and resilience, and the Manu Samoa is a symbol of national pride. Despite having limited resources, Samoa continues to produce high-quality players and teams and is an exciting team to watch in every tournament they take part in.
Heavy duty 100% slub cotton
Embroidered Samoa logo with the date of their first International Test Match
Embroidered 1871 detailing on the back of the neck
Two rubber button placket
Made in Portugal
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