Canada 1902

Rugby jersey in jersey cotton

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3 reasons for choosing this jersey

  • The jersey worn by the Canadian players in 1902 on their first European tour.
  • 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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Canada 1902

This is the jersey worn by the Canadian players in 1902 on their first European tour.

Imported straight from the English public schools, rugby arrived in Canada in the 1860s. In 1874 the first North American international « rugby football » match saw the famous Harvard and Montreal  McGill universities face each other off. In this era the game rules varied from one place to another, the American game was already evolving towards their American football game of today.

In 1880, the « Canadian rugby football union » the rugby institution of the time was created and 22 years later a selection of Canadian players left for Europe for the first time. A busy and honorable tour for the Canadian team : Out of 21 matches played (sometimes 3 in a week !) they came home with 7 victories, 10 defeats and 2 draws.

Over the heart, on this red and white  jersey, is embroidered a maple leaf, the Canadian symbol of the nature and environment of this country. Note that the red and white were only officially named the Canadian colours in 1921 by George the V. 

Details

  • Hand made in France
  • Heavy jersey cotton knitted in the original 12 gauge style
  • Felt, Prince of Wales emblem over the heart
  • 3 button front panel. 
  • Sizes : S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL. 
  • Sold in a gift box detailing the shirt's history

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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