1961 Australia Jersey

169.00 €

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Made in FR

3 reasons for choosing this jersey

  • The first gold Australian rugby jersey !
  • The quality of the beautiful hand-made knit, made in our French shops.
  • Sold in a gift box with a sticker detailing the shirt's history, written in association with the French Sports Museum

Delivery costs

France 7,00 € - Offert à partir de 150 €
European Union 15,00 €
Other countries 30,00 €

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The history of this jersey

The 1961 Australian jersey

The first gold jersey!

The first Australian "Gold" jersey was worn in 1961 during a tour of South Africa. Yellow (or the "gold" color if you are Australian) was chosen to distinguish Wallabies from Springbok who played in green.

While the Australians are great rugby players and therefore far from being fun on the pitch, the complicated and endless history of their jersey can make you smile. Indeed, before the official body that federates rugby today was created, the Australian team played with jerseys of various colors and emblems. This is mainly due to the dispute between the two main rugby regions, Queensland and New South Wales. The Australians have therefore played sometimes in sky blue and sometimes in brown, or in blue jersey with brown stripes...  In 1929, the idea of a green jersey succeeded to satisfy the two belligerents. However green has been the subject of debate, South Africa and Ireland have already adopted this color, and it is color that is difficult to distinguish from the black of their neighbours New Zealand on muddy ground, which was often the case at the time.  The Australians did not use green against South Africa but light blue. From 1961 yellow was adopted and in 1976 the Australians decided to associate it with...green! This version inspired by the 1961 jersey is proudly made in France in a traditional way.

Cleaning instructions

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

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