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.