Condition: 9/10 Superb
Size: Adult’s Medium
Chest Measurement: 39-41 Inches / 99-103 CM
Colour: Red, white trim
Seasons: 1996/1997 & 1997/1998
Official Reebok Wales home long sleeve rugby shirt from the 1996/97 international season.
Condition of this original rugby jersey is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
All size and manufacturers labels present. Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking jersey, ideal for a collector or for framing.
After winning two Five Nations games in 1992, and one in 1993, Wales won the Championship in 1994 on points difference. But without defeating one of Australia, New Zealand, or South Africa, during the inter-World Cup period, Wales was not considered a major tournament contender.
At the 1995 World Cup, after comprehensively beating Japan, Wales lost to New Zealand; this meant that they needed to defeat Ireland to qualify for the quarter-finals. Wales lost 24–23 and so failed to progress beyond the pool stage for the second time, and later that year Kevin Bowring replaced Alex Evans to become Wales' first full-time coach.
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