Bicentenary Jersey
Bicentenary Jersey

The history of the productBICENTENARY

Two hundred years of rugby and some facts to discover or rediscover: Unfortunately the beautiful story of William Webb Ellis who invented rugby by crossing the field with the ball in his hand during a football (soccer!) match in 1923 is certainly a myth. However, the sport was indeed born and gained popularity at the Rugby School and the sport took on the name of the school.

Rugby was first played with 50 players, then with 20 and finally with 15 (from 1875) and was at that time only a forwards sport. The notion of forwards and backs did not exist. The first rules were codified in 1846, but it was in 1871 that tripping was replaced by the tackle and forward passes were sanctioned by a scrum. Rugby balls were once made from pig bladders.

The first international rugby match took place in 1871 between Scotland and England. Rugby XV made its entry into the Olympic Games in 1900 and was excluded in 1924 following the match, of a rare violence, which opposed France & the United States. The Rugby World Cup started recently, in 1987. Since then and at each edition, the whistle used during the first match of each edition is the one that was used in 1905 during the first All Blacks tour in Great Britain.


Bicentenary Jersey

Vintage Rugby Jersey

Made in France
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Référence : M23055-RETRO BLUE

Made in our workshop in Nay, France, a living heritage company.

The jersey of this jersey is 100% high quality long-staple double-twisted combed cotton, 360 grs/m2.

The yarn is dyed in our French workshop to Oeko-tex standard 100. The yarn is then old-fashioned knitted in 12 gauge and anti-shrink compacted.

20 embroidered crests: retro or inspired, they represent the nations who will defend their chances in 2023 and who have made this sport so exciting over the last 200 years.

Sold in a box.

Made in a limited series of 200 in our workshop in France.

Machine washable at 30°C inside out, wash with like colours, risk of disgorging, gentle ironing, machine drying not recommended.

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Articles can be returned within 30 days.
Express delivery available.

Made in Europe

Our production is located in France and Portugal.

We worked hard to develop high quality products: the design, the cut, the stitch, the colours... Attached to authenticity that lays deep in the brand DNA, we indicate the place where our products are manufactured, France or Europe.