France 1896

Rugby jersey in jersey cotton, white

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Made in FR

3 reasons for choosing this jersey

  • The jersey worn by the French selection at the end of the First World War in 1919
  • 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

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Le France 1919 - "Les Bleuets"

After The Great War, French sport had suffered heavy losses.

Rugby was the most hit with 121 players killed including 23 international players.

France wept for its players who had died in battle. In memory, a monument was erected at the Colombes Stadium in March 1921 while Marechal Foch was president.  The day of a France England game and several stadiums were named after rugbymen who had died for their country. 

After this tragedy, one of the first events during this peace time so hoped for, was a match between the AIF selection and the international French war selection played at the Parc des Princes on the 19th January 1919. France lost the match 0 to 3 but they rediscovered the joys of playing rugby and a return to competition they had been waiting for. 

This jersey pays tribute to these heros and is proudly made in France in partnership with l’Oeuvre Nationale du Bleuet de France. 

Details

  • Hand-made in France
  • 400g original heavy brushed cotton jersey
  • Original style knitting machine gauge 12
  • 2 rings embroidered over the heart
  • 4 button front opening.
  • Slim fit
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL Sold in a gift box with a sticker 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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