The Stade Gaillard jersey at the beginning of Brive rugby
Rugby arrived in Brive in 1902.
The story of the Stade Gaillard jersey The Stade Gaillard shirt marks the birth of rugby in Brive. Rugby came to the town of Brive la Gaillarde (Gaillarde means strong) in 1902. The youngest played on the Place Thiers, often when their parents had forbidden it, worried it would degenerate into a fight. As of 1904, under the initiative of MM Queheillard, Taddez & Goursat, two clubs were born : Le Stade Gaillard & The Briviste Football Club. In 1907 we find evidence of one of the first Brive games versus Aurillac. Its players are from both Le Stade Gaillard & The BFC. On the 15th of March 1910 a strong wave of sporting unity regrouped all the Brive rugby clubs, which gave birth to the official Club Athletique Briviste. with P. Fournial as president. He was the first CAB president to introduce the black & white shirts still worn today. What you should know This jersey will soon be 100 years old. A long way from today’s synthetic materials, sponsors & stereotypes, it is still very stylish. Made in France and authentically reproduced by hand it can be worn easily everyday or framed as a keepsake. Rare, unique and authentic, the Stade Gaillard shirt is an ideal present for passionate rugby enthusiasts or sports lovers in general. The jersey is sold in a quality box with an inscription detailing the shirt's history and a photo of the original Stade Gaillard team. This shirt is also available in the CA Brive Corrèze shop.