Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adults Small
Chest Measurement: 36-38 Inches / 95-100 CM
Colour: Red & white trim
Material: 75% Cotton 25% Acrylic
Official Volga CCCP home rugby shirt from the 1980s.
Condition of this classic rugby shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
During the 1970s and 1980s, the Soviet team began to improve their performances, often coming second to France, or third to Romania in the FIRA tournament. Unfortunately, the team were never given the opportunity to play a tier 1 nation where test caps were awarded.
The organisers of the 1987 Rugby World Cup had intended to invite the USSR as one of the participants. However, before the invitation could be made, the USSR refused to take part on political grounds, allegedly due to the continued IRB membership of South Africa. The first tournament was by invitation rather than qualification, and despite successes against teams such as Italy and Romania in the years leading up to the inaugural Cup, the USSR did not enter.